Indiana's Nonprofit Resource & Education Organization for OVARIAN CANCER
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. © 2014
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 information and peer support.
In 1997, Ovar'coming Together and its Founders helped to co-found the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA). A decade later,through the collaborative efforts of OCNA, several of its Partner Members (including Ovar'coming Together), the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (now Foundation for Women's Cancer), the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Cancer Society, the first-ever consensus statement regarding the symptoms of ovarian cancer was released. The statement provided a much-needed, long-awaited agreement on the 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 serves the entire state of Indiana. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and increasing 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.
Ovar'coming Together's Mission is three-fold:
1. To create awareness among women and the greater community
regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian
cancer, resulting in earlier detection;
2. To provide resources for support, networking, and education for
women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their caregivers; and
3. To support research for early detection and a cure