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    A 1K/5K Walk to Stomp out Ovarian Cancer

    Teal Trek 2015 Sunday, March 8th (9am – 2pm) @ Eldorado Park Registration starts at 8am A 1K/5K Walk to Stomp out Ovarian Cancer Proceeds Benefit Awareness, Survivorship & Research Initiatives for Ovarian Cancer Please click on the Eventbrite… Read More

  • Maureen’s Story

    This touching and sobering mini documentary is aimed at educating the viewer on Ovarian Cancer, the BRCA gene mutation, and the benefits of knowing your family history.

  • Be Bold: Airplane – Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

    Would you sky dive out of a plane for the sake of Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer? Survivor Kristina Anderson did so women would become more aware of the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer!

Mission

Advocacy

Raise awareness in local political channels about the needs of Arizona patients, survivors, and those not yet detected. We also approach our leaders in DC regularly advocating behind important research funding bills and awareness initiatives. We also educate our community on important bills in the House or Senate, and how they can reach their respective politicians, so that their voices can be properly heard. Recently, President Joe Casey testified in front of the the Arizona House of Representatives Health Committee alongside Pound Out Cancer, and successfully helped realize September 1st Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day.

Survivorship

We are committed to being the de facto support structure for all Arizona patients, caregivers and survivors. We help connect recently diagnosed with local oncologists, point them in the direction of leveraging their eligibility for financial aid programs, and host seminars keeping the community educated on treatments and medications coming to market. We provide care packages for all those recently diagnosed in the Valley, and award caregivers with gas cards as a thank you for their heroic and loving care.

Awareness

Ovarian Cancer is highly curable if detected in its early stages, but this detection comes with an acute knowledge of symptoms to be educated about. We are committed to educating Arizonans in any means possible, to help increase the number of Stage II diagnosis, thereby decreasing the diagnosis of later and more aggressive tumors.

Research

OCAZ contributes a large portion of its revenue to local research programs, and remains hopeful and confident in a cure. In a time when federal research budgets are uncertain, it is important that private research institutions have the financial means to carry forward towards this goal. OCAZ hosts a number of events scattered around the year to help raise funds, including a walk in the spring, and a concert in the fall.

teal_trek

A 1K/5K Walk to Stomp out Ovarian Cancer

Teal Trek 2015 Sunday, March 8th (9am – 2pm) @ Eldorado Park Registration starts at 8am A 1K/5K Walk to Stomp out Ovarian Cancer Proceeds Benefit Awareness, Survivorship & Research Initiatives for Ovarian Cancer Please click on the Eventbrite… Read More

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