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
Copyright © 2014 Ovar'coming Together, Inc. All rights reserved.
H.O.P.E. (Helping Ovarian Patients Endure) Packets
Ovar'coming Together Resources/Programs
HOPE Packets are provided FREE of charge to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and to medical professionals who assist in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Packets include books, resource listings, general information, brochures, catalogs, digital media, awareness materials, and more. Call or CLICK HERE to request copies.
Education Meetings are regularly scheduled for survivors and caregivers. Medical professionals and other qualified experts speak regarding a variety of topics such as survivorship, genetics, diet, complementary medicine and more. Meeting announcements are emailed to survivors and a schedule of upcoming events can always be found on the organization's calendar.
Indiana Gynecologic Oncologist Listing
Ovar'coming Together maintains a listing of Indiana Gynecologic Oncologists. A gynecologic oncologist is an obstetrician/gynecologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with cancer of the reproductive organs. Research over the past two decades has shown that referral to a gynecologic oncologist is one of the top factors in increasing ovarian cancer survival rates, as well as decreasing rates of recurrence. Learn more.
For many ovarian cancer survivors, sometimes the best support comes from connecting directly with another woman who has ovarian cancer and whose experiences with the disease are similar. For example, a very young survivor may want to connect with another young ovarian cancer survivor. Upon request and with permission from both parties, Ovar'coming Together will work to connect peers. This arrangement can be extremely helpful and lead to long-lasting friendships or simply short-term connections to share experiences. Contact us for more information.
Annual Survivors Luncheon
Each year (usually in February), a special luncheon is hosted by Ovar'coming Together to honor and celebrate ovarian cancer survivors. It is a free event for survivors and includes delicious food, great company, abilities to network and share, entertainment, door prizes and more.
Survivor Social Gatherings / Survivor Workshops
Fun classes and social outings are regularly scheduled for ovarian cancer survivors. Examples of past workshops include stamping classes, gift card-making and weaving. Community outings might include trips to restaurants, landmarks, events, etc.
Survivor "Lunch Bunches"
"Lunch bunches" are coordinated by Ovar'coming Together as well as independently to help connect survivors for once a month lunch outings. Currently there are two Indianapolis Lunch Bunches (a Wednesday group and a Friday group). A Kokomo-area group and south central Indiana groups are also forming. Lunch Bunches are listed on the Ovar'coming Together homepage and event calendar.
A Support group for survivors of all gynecologic cancers is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm in Indianapolis. No RSVP's are required. See our calendar for more information. If you would like for Ovar'coming Together to start a support group in your area, please contact us.