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Know someone who has ovarian or other gynecological cancer, and needs financial assistance, download the financial request form.

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OCCO Recieves Grant from The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

The Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach, Inc., founded by Connie Rutledge, is proud to announce we have been awarded $8000 through The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation from The Funds for Greater Green Bay grant. This grant will be used to financially assist women in the Green Bay area who are diagnosed or undergoing treatment for ovarian or gynecological cancers.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation was established in 1991 as a non-profit charitable organization that manages more than 500 funds and distributes grants to 400-500 non-profits each year. Their mission is to inspire and encourage charitable giving in Northeast Wisconsin by connecting people who care with solutions that strengthen our community. For more information please visit www.ggbcf.org.

As a 100% volunteer foundation, grants and donations are essential to help us maintain our momentum to support our mission to improve awareness of ovarian cancer, financially support local ovarian cancer research efforts and women impacted by these diseases that are financial crisis. Since 2010 we have granted over $225, 000 to support our mission.

For additional information on ovarian cancer and our foundation, please browse our website or visit our Facebook page.

 

OCCO Welcomes New Board Members

Please join us in welcoming OCCO's two newest Board of Director members Tracy Gwidt, Green Bay, WI and Julie Masino, New Berlin, WI. Tracy is the Financial Coordinator at Brodhagen Dental Care and has experience from previous non-profit boards and as a personal advocate caregiver. Julie is the Vice President of Sales for Level 3 Communications and brings expertise in Sales, Marketing and Fundraising. 

The OCCO Board is thrilled to add these two talented and passionate members to continue to advance our mission to assist those in financial need due to ovarian/gynecological cancers; create awareness of ovarian cancer and research to find a preventive test and cure!

Improving Survival Rates for Women with Ovarian Cancer

 

OCCO donates $2,500 to HSHS St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute.

“Each dollar we receive is used to improve the lives of people in our area affected by cancer,” said Christy Gilchrist, Director at HSHS St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute. “We are dedicated to providing the latest, state-of-the-art cancer treatments, clinical trials and studies to people right here in Northeast Wisconsin, and we are extremely grateful to Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach for their generous donation.”

Exciting news! OCCO was honored as one of Jerry Parin's Cruise for Cancer, in partnership with the Green Bay Packers Foundation recipients. OCCO was one of eight local cancer support organizations to receive a check from the 2014 Cruise for Cancer event. This years event is June 13th, please promote to any you know that may want to join this motorcycle ride or join the fun tail gate party after at Lambeau. 

St Vincent's to Share 12.5 Million Dollar Cancer Grant: St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center was among three Wisconsin organizations to receive a $12.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. The others were Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and Gundersen Medical Foundation. >> read more

Please Send Hats: A special thanks for all of you that were able to join us for our Outreach event with Laura Clark Hansen. We hope you enjoyed the evening and learned more about ovarian cancer. For those of you who couldn't attend here is a short video commemorating the event. 

Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach organization fulfills important need “Having that funding available is very important to any cancer center and its patients,” said Dr. Tammela of the OCCO’s efforts. “It helps us stay on cutting edge of treatments nationally and really, worldwide.” >> read full story

Special thanks. A big thanks to the family of Kathy Hubert, who donated funds in her memory for the purchase a laptop for use by ovarian cancer patients. The St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute currently has a study underway which assesses the impact of online education and support for coping with cancer and managing symptoms and side effects. Lack of internet access had been a barrier to study enrollment. But thanks to this donation, facilitated by the Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach Inc. (OCCO), more patients will benefit from the study. Kathy's family is pictured with colleagues of the St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute, St. Vincent Hospital, and OCCO.