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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your free event registration code.
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
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.
MIOCA Board of Director's Meeting
March 21, 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, Sec., Board of Directors, for more information.
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.