SLOCA’s programs support our three-pronged mission to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, fund research, and support survivors.
Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®, a national program to educate medical students, nurse-practitioner and physician assistant students. Trained survivor speakers host a session in a medical setting discussing their diagnosis and experience with ovarian cancer.
SLOCA also attends health fairs and community events organized by local employers, organizations, and much more to share the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. If you are interested in SLOCA attending or speaking at your event, contact us.
Each year, a portion of the funds raised by SLOCA is granted to critical and cutting-edge ovarian cancer research. Our grants are vetted through the Foundation for Women’s Cancer with an emphasis on funding young investigators in the hopes that they will continue a career focused on ovarian cancer research.
A woman’s first encounter with SLOCA is often through our Sister Box, a chemo care package provided at her first infusion treatment. These care packages include comfort items and notes of support, along with resources.
Newly diagnosed women can also take advantage of our Woman to Woman Peer Mentorship program. This program pairs trained survivor volunteers with a newly diagnosed woman to provide support in a way that only someone who has experienced ovarian cancer themselves can.
Launching in 2020, women can also submit a request to our Patient Need Fund. This fund can help provide modest, one-time financial support to women currently undergoing treatment. These funds can help with co-payments, transportation costs, household bills, childcare, or more – we want women to focus on feeling better and know that, along with the physical and emotional costs of a cancer diagnosis, there can often be financial costs that cause hardship.