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Please see our news in the archive to the right.

SMCC volleyball coach forms cancer-fighting team

August 17, 2015

Karen O'Brien never thought cancer would find her.

The St. Mary Catholic Central volleyball coach is an accomplished athlete who has been coaching at the high school and collegiate levels for 30 years.  

After getting over the initial shock, O'Brien decided to make the fight not just against her own cancer.  She formed, "Teal Attack," a movement using high school and collegiate athletic events to raise awareness and donations for ovarian cancer support through the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance.    Read full article here.  Also learn more about MIOCA's Teal Attack program by clicking on the Teal Attack tab to the left.

MIOCA announces Turn the Village Teal Fundraising Competition

MIOCA announces Turn the Village Teal Fundraising Competition

August 14, 2015

Excitement is building for the upcoming awareness event in Rochester Hills.

Once again, we have been asked how participants can reach out to their family and friends for support of the run/walk.  We are proud to partner with area restaurants and announce a fundraising competition.   Fundraising teams have begun forming.  To create your own fundraising team and page, click here

Working together to raise awareness and funds for MIOCA.

The fundraising team for Turn the Village Teal that raises the highest donation total will celebrate together after the 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Village of Rochester Hills in a personal tent furnished with a private masseuse and a Taste of the Village.  (Food and massages provided for up to 12 people) The Village is known for its wonderful food and you will get to sample treats from many restaurants including B Spot Burgers, Bravo!, Noodles, Max & Erma's and many more.

Whether or not you choose to participate in the team fundraising, please know that we are so grateful for the support of those who have already registered and look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, September 19.

Milan scheduled for Turn the Town Teal to fight cancer.

August 11, 2015

Lisa Garnes was quietly going about her life, when she noticed some odd symptoms. Lack of appetitie, bloating, tailbone pain. In August 2013, she finally found out what the problem was. "There is no test for ovarian cancer," Garnes says. The only way to find out for sure, was for the surgeon to "go in" and look. A long-time employee of the emergency medicine department at the U of M hospital, she found herself entering the ER as a patient.  To read the full article click here.

Lisa Garnes will join other MIOCA volunteers throughout Michigan to raise awareness of ovarian cancer by tying teal ribbons in her community.  To learn more about tying teal ribbons in your community, neighborhood, workplace, or home, contact Marcia Gurche, MIOCA's Turn the Towns Teal ® Coordinator.