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
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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), now the "Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance" (following a merger of OCNA with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in January 2016). A decade later,through the collaborative efforts of OCNA (now OCRFA), Ovar'coming Together, other National Alliance Partner Members, the 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 Research Fund Alliance (formerly OCNA).
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 initiatives dedicated to ovarian cancer including finding
mechanisms for early detection and a cure
Ovar'coming Together's CORE VALUES:
SERVICE: We are committed to providing exceptional service to all whom we serve. We listen to and learn from our constituents and adjust programs as needed to respond to their needs and gaps in services. We are advocates in the fight against ovarian cancer and take every opportunity to effect positive change in that regard.
EMPOWERMENT: Knowledge is power. We are dedicated to increasing knowledge about ovarian cancer. We believe that by sharing knowledge, individuals can make informed decisions and be provided the necessary means and motivation to improve the qualities of their lives.
RESPECT: We are passionate, considerate and respectful toward individuals and families touched by cancer. We are committed to providing encouraging and supportive environments that allow individuals to thrive. We show support and understanding by listening, reflecting and accepting people where they are in their journeys.
INTEGRITY: We are dedicated to operating with the utmost integrity to fulfill our obligations as an organization. We are honest and ethical in all that we do, and engage in responsible decision-making that reflects the highest standards of conduct.
COMMUNITY: We foster and celebrate collaborative community partnerships in order to successfully fulfill our mission and achieve the greatest impact. We believe in the exchange of ideas and sharing of resources to strengthen and support one another in the fight against cancer. We work tirelessly to create healthier and stronger communities through education, relationship building and opportunities for service.
EXCELLENCE: We are committed to the highest levels of performance to achieve the greatest impact. We strive for continuous improvement and are dedicated to the organization’s mission and vision. We engage in best practices and hold ourselves to the highest standards in order to make significant differences in the communities we serve and the lives we touch.