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MIOCA IN THE NEWS

Please see our news in the archive to the right.

Locals turn Northville teal to raise awareness

August 21, 2014

Northville residents Terrie Karebian and Vicky Van Gorder have different stories in getting diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but they share the same battle to raise awareness and help others. To get the message out they kicked off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month a little early and participated in the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance / Turn the Towns Teal (R) event by wrapping teal-colored ribbons on light poles around downtown Northville. “We want others to have a better understanding of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and its diagnosis,” said Karebian on Aug. 18 before placing the ribbons along Main and Center streets. “It’s important to us on a very personal level and that’s why we are here today to begin raising even more awareness.”  Read full article here.

Calling all volunteers...Teal Ribbons coming to a neighborhood near you!

August 18, 2014

Once again MIOCA is partnering with Turn the Towns Teal to raise awareness during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Survivors and MIOCA supporters will be tying teal ribbons in many cities and towns across the state.  Pam Dahlmann, MIOCA president, states, "It is so important we make the most of this opportunity to educate and raise awareness of ovarian cancer.  For thirty days each year, we want a sea of teal."  The teal ribbons often provide a catalyst for conversation as people on the street ask for more information.  To tie ribbons in your area, please click here to see the schedule and contact information.

Webinar for Michigan Primary Care Asociation gets positive reviews

August 15, 2014

MIOCA is proud to have partnered with Dr. Carolyn Johnston, U of M gynecologic oncologist, and Ann Garvin, Michigan Dept of Community Health nurse consultant, on July 16 to educate primary care physicians about ovarian cancer.  The webinar received very positive reviews! Learn more about ovarian cancer by listening to the webinar.