WELCOME TO MIOCA
Established in 2011, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance strives to save women's lives by promoting the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes. MIOCA raises awareness of ovarian cancer, provides resources and support to survivors and their families, advocates both locally and federally, educates Michigan communities, and funds innovative ovarian cancer research.
MIOCA in the news
Ovarian Cancer Survivors Connect in Northville
Sixty ovarian cancer survivors gathered at George's Senate & Coney Island Restaurant in Northville on Sunday, May 22, for a Survivor Meet and Greet hosted by the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance. The group of survivors shared 388 years of survival.
As part of its mission, MIOCA provides resources and support to ovarian cancer survivors.
"An ovarian cancer diagnosis can be very isolating," said Terrie Karebian, a Northville resident who is a survivor and who co-organized Sunday's event. "The meet-and-greet allowed survivors from many parts of the state to come together to connect with others who have traveled a similar journey."
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MIOCA partners with Turn the Towns Teal® to Raise Awareness
Turn the Towns Teal® is a national campaign to bring awareness of ovarian cancer to communities throughout the country during the month of September. MIOCA will once again be purchasing and supplying at no cost the materials to volunteers who want to turn Michigan's towns and cities teal. In addition to tying teal ribbons in prominent locations, MIOCA volunteers will also hang posters which list the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Our reach has grown every year! Our efforts paid off last year with over 30 cities and 32 private properties participating. We hope to continue to grow this awareness effort this year.
It's time to start planning. Because approval is required from your local governing officials, the process can take a bit of time. Please join us to spread teal throughout the state
If you would like to learn more about how to tie teal ribbons in your community, or even your neighborhood, please contact Marcia Gurche. Creativity is welcomed as not every city has a prime location for "tealing." However, there are other ways to raise awareness with the teal ribbons which MIOCA provides for this statewide effort.
Let's come together to turn all of Michigan teal during the month of September!