In October 2012, a dream was realized for two dynamic ovarian cancer survivors: Anne Tonachel and Robin Bray. Their dream was to provide a restorative retreat for other ovarian cancer survivors in the northeast. When the amazing Kennedy family of Camp Kieve and The Kennedy Learning Center provided the retreat space (in honor of a family member with ovarian cancer), this restorative retreat was born.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition offers the following. See NOCC website for further details.
NOCC Survivor Relief Fund
The Reality: Here &Now Times have changed, ovarian cancer has not.
"Although the world around us looks a little different these days, one thing that will never change is our commitment to you, our NOCC community. You will remain at the heart of everything that we do - it is just that simple" Melissa Aucoin, Chief Executive Officer
Our community needs our support now more than ever. Women and their families are facing significant hurdles beyond their ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment - they are confronting additional concerns that are weighing heavily on their minds during this health crisis. After speaking with our community, we learned that there are two areas where we can provide support assistance and relieve added stress caused by COVID-19.
The Future: We are Here for You Now & Always We are pleased to announce the launch of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Survivor Relief Fund to deliver support services to our Survivors and Caregivers through two additional programs that assist with financial burden and hardship during these difficult times.
Teal Comfort for the Soul No women should have to worry about making sure they have a warm meal on the table when dealing with ovarian cancer. With this program, we will ensure quality prepared food will be delivered weekly. Teal Comfort for the Soul will allow our community with compromised immune systems to stay home and receive healthy meals at their doorstep.
Teal Comfort for the Mind We understand the stress of a new diagnosis, the anxiety of a recurrence, or the pressures that come from being a Caregiver can be emotionally overwhelming. We have partnered with BetterHelp to provide emotional support to anyone impacted by ovarian cancer. This opportunity includes a subscription with access to one-on-one licensed counselor sessions. Survivors and loved ones can connect with their counselor through a variety of ways; phone, video, live chat, or text in the comfort of their own home.