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MIOCA Annual Meeting

MIOCA Annual Meeting

November 14, 2017

All are welcomed to attend MIOCA's Board Meeting. Meeting will be held at The Regent Hotel & Suites: 2455 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Please contact Michelle Shepherd, MichelleShepherd@mioca.org, Sec., Board of Directors, for more information.

Shake Your Teal Feathers

Shake Your Teal Feathers

September 24, 2017

Walk, run, or bike with us at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids!

Enjoy a fun family afternoon, complete with  pre-run activities, finish-line snacks, and prizes.  Connect with other families, patients, and survivors in a community-spirited event! New this year:  runners have the option of being chip-timed with awards presented to winners. Participants at any level are welcome to join in the fun! For more information, visit our event website. Registration information can be found here! To set up your own fundraising page, click here.

Tee It Up 4 Ovarian Cancer

Tee It Up 4 Ovarian Cancer

September 24, 2017

The Nancy Carmella Pittel Memorial Tee It Up 4 Ovarian Cancer Charity Golf Classic was established to raise money to eradicate ovarian cancer. Nancy lost her battle with the disease on August 29, 2015, but this tournament will live on in her memory and continue to raise money for MIOCA’s research, advocacy, and education programs. Join with others for a great day of 18 holes of golf, food, awards, and fun. Download the event brochure and/or the sponsor application which provide greater detail about the day as well as information on how to register or sign up to be a sponsor.  The 2017 Tee It Up 4 Ovarian Cancer Charity Golf Classic  will be held on Sunday, Sept 24, with registration/check in beginning at 8:00 am and a shotgun start at 9:00 am. Sycamore Hills Golf Club is a 27-hole championship public course located in Macomb, Michigan. Contact Gary and Lisa Seidl for more information. 
Phone: (248) 762-8139 or (586) 530-6771 
Email: tup4ovcancer@gmail.com

Wheels & Teal

Wheels & Teal

September 16, 2017

Join with others to drive awareness at the 6th annual Wheels & Teal held at the Village of Rochester Hills. This event has something for everyone including a 5K fun run/walk,  teal and turquoise classic car show, outdoor concert, large raffle, activities for the kids, and more! To learn more about this fun filled day, to lend a hand, or to register, visit the event website, WheelsandTeal.com. Survivors should contact Michelle Shepherd for the discounted registration link. Wheels and Teal is known for its great raffle prizes. This year, fundraisers will not only have a chance to party in a private tent, but will also earn raffle tickets as a reward for fundraising. To set up your own fundraising page, click here. 

2nd Annual "Teal Attack" Golf Outing

September 16, 2017

Teal Attack is a movement centered on high school and collegiate athletic events to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer support.  Since 2015, Teal Attack events have raised over $80,000 for ovarian cancer research and support.  Join us at the Dundee Golf Club on Saturday, September 16, for the 2nd Annual “Teal Attack” Golf Outing.  All proceeds from the event will go to MIOCA to further their efforts in supporting ovarian cancer research and the women who are diagnosed with this deadly cancer.

Golfers can play either nine or 18 holes; those who are unable to golf can join the After Party for dinner, music and raffles.  Download this registration form for more information and to register.  Registration for 18 holes is at 8:00 am, with golf starting at 9:00 am.  Registration for nine holes is at 3 pm, with golf starting at 4:00 pm.  Dinner will be served from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Contact Kathy Archer by email at karcher@dundeecastings.com or by text (734) 395-2919 or Cindy Edelbrock (734) 529-2011.

Silent No More Golf Scramble

Silent No More Golf Scramble

September 9, 2017

The Silent No More Golf Scramble  is dedicated to the memory of Melody Erwin, who lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer in 2015.  Join us for an 18 hole, 2 person scramble at the Squirrel Hollow Golf Course in Battle Creek, with all proceeds to benefit MIOCA.  Registration must be sent in by September 1.  Sign in, Cart Assignment & Continental Breakfast begin at 8 am.  The Shotgun Start will begin at 9 am.  There will be awards, prizes, handouts, Mel's Bloody Marys, shirts, snacks & lunch after golf.   Download the informational flyer/registration form here.    Call Mary Brandimore with questions at (269) 967-1380.

OCRFA to host Ovarian Cancer National Conference in Chicago

OCRFA to host Ovarian Cancer National Conference in Chicago

July 7, 2017

The Ovarian Cancer National Conference will be held this year in Chicago on July 7-9. This is a great opportunity for the ovarian cancer community in Michigan to attend without needing to travel very far.  Attendees will have the chance to choose from dozens of sessions to create a personalized agenda tailored to meet their needs. The conference provides a forum to meet hundreds of others whose lives have been touched by ovarian cancer.  Registration to attend the conference is $175 through February 24th at which time in increases to $199. Additional information can be found at https://conference.ocrfa.org/ 

Teal Track & Trail

Teal Track & Trail

June 9, 2017

This event is held in Memory of Wendy Heath Heiser. Start your weekend with a 5K Run/Walk to benefit MIOCA at Grand Blanc High School on Friday, June 9, 2017. This chip timed race starts at 6:30 pm. The course winds through the Grand Blanc High School Campus and ends with a lap around the football field. Participants receive a t-shirt, custom medallion, and a free ride ticket for the carnival at the Grand Blanc Fun Fest. Those registrants over 21 will also get free admission to the beer tent at the Fun Fest. For more info, visit the event website. New this year, is an un-timed One Mile Walk, perfect for those who prefer a shorter distance. Registration is available online.  Want to show extra support for MIOCA?  Create a fundraising page and ask your friends and family to support your efforts.  Click here for more information.  Top fundraisers will win either a Yeti insulated large cup or a Fitbit Flex!

Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run

Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run

May 14, 2017

Celebrate Mother's Day by joining your mothers, sisters, daughters, and others in the Suburban Chevrolet Arbor Goddess 5K. Race with your daughter or mother on our USATF-certified 5K course in the Mother-Daughter category or add a grandmother or granddaughter for our Three Generations of Women category of fabulous females. For those interested in a shorter distance, we have an untimed one-mile fun run option as well.  This really is a family day so, of course, guys are welcomed too. 

New for 2017: a kids’ 200-meter dash for children ages 8 and under. Bring your little ones along and cheer them on as they participate in their own race! 

Registrants receive a medal, t-shirt, and post race snack. Click here to save by registering early.

Form a fundraising team for MIOCA and 100% of the proceeds will go to MIOCA. Go to the team fundraising page to sign up!  (Please note that this is separate from teams which are formed to run/walk on Mother's Day.) 

If you're a survivor and participating in this event, contact ana@epicraces.com for your free event registration code.

MIOCA's Survivor Seminar

MIOCA's Survivor Seminar

May 6, 2017

Building on the popular Survivor Meet & Greets held in 2016, MIOCA is offering an opportunity to spend time with other survivors but also learn more about ovarian cancer and ways to cope. The seminar will include many sessions led by experts on topics that were highly rated in a recent survivor poll. Please see the Survivor Seminar flyer for details. Lunch will be provided. The seminar will be held at the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites Conference Center (2455 Carpenter Rd) from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Registration is available online. A $2.00 processing fee will be charge to register for the event. Space is limited, so don't miss out!  

Big House 5K Trail to the Victors – presented by Toyota

Big House 5K Trail to the Victors – presented by Toyota

April 9, 2017

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be part of this 5K which will start at Schembechler Hall at 8:30am and course through the UM campus with an exciting finish at the 50-yard line of Michigan Stadium. $12 from each registration will go to support six local, non-profit race beneficiaries including MIOCA. Register now to confirm your spot. Each participant receives a medal and race t-shirt. Registration closes April 6, 2017.

SPEAK presentation at Women's Health and Fitness Day

SPEAK presentation at Women's Health and Fitness Day

January 28, 2017

Women’s Health and Fitness Day is organized by the American Medical Women's Association from the University of Michigan Medical School. This day is focused on educating the community – women and men of all ages – about various aspects of women’s health. Each attendee will have the opportunity to attend workshops led by experts from the University of Michigan and other health professionals from the local community including the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance. WHFD is free for all participants and includes a complimentary healthy breakfast and lunch. This day is sure to be educational, exciting, and fun-filled for all who come! Contact Michelle Shepherd for information on how to register.