Indiana's Nonprofit Resource & Education Organization for OVARIAN CANCER
Support Survivors, Caregivers & Families
Ovar'coming Together, Inc.
2625 N. Meridian Street, Suite #108, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Toll Free: 855-855-OVAR | Ph: 317-925-6643 | Fax: 317-925-6673
Ovar'coming Together, Inc. © 2013
About Ovar'coming Together
Ovar'coming Together's vision is to reduce the number of women who die from ovarian cancer by increasing the occurrence of early detection.
Ovar'coming Together was founded in 1995 (and incorporated in 2003) by Pam Faerber, Nancy Hines and Kai Binford - three Indianapolis women who were united as a result of having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The three were concerned with the lack of information available to women regarding ovarian cancer, and recognized the importance and need for peer support. They also strongly believed that there were symptoms for the disease, even though the medical community was not recognizing them at the time.
In the late 90's, Ovar'coming Together was instrumental in helping to found the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (or OCNA), a national ovarian cancer advocacy organization. In June 2007, with support from Ovar'coming Together and other ovarian cancer advocacy organizations, the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (now the Foundation for Women's Cancer), the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, and American Cancer Society released a the first-ever consensus statement on symptoms of ovarian cancer. The statement provides an agreement on symptoms commonly associated with ovarian cancer. Those symptoms include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency).
Ovar'coming Together is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and with increasing the occurrence of early detection resulting in a reduction of the number of women who die from the disease.
The organization is an active Partner Member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
1. Create awareness among women and the greater community
regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian
cancer, resulting in earlier detection;
2. Provide resources for support, networking, and education for
women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their caregivers;
3. Support research for early detection and a cure