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What is OvarCare?
# OvarCare is our financial support program for ovarian cancer patients in active treatment.
At Ovarcome, we are inspired by the simple philosophy of support, love, and celebration of life. Overcoming cancer - celebrating life! We are here to help women as they fight the battle against ovarian cancer. Our care package helps them take care of essentials as they undergo treatment while feeling relaxed, calm and beautiful. OvarCare is a package especially designed for ovarian cancer patients in need for financial assistance to celebrate these incredibly strong and resilient women.
What does OvarCare offer?
  • Financial grant of$200
  • Optional health restoration consultation by Dr. Monica Roberson, Ovarcome Board Member
  • $100 Gas card
  • $100 grocery card
  • Optional $50 gift certificate to a cancer wellness boutique and spa, where applicable
Who is it for? It is for ovarian cancer patients who:
  • Have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer certified by an oncology healthcare provider
  • Are in active treatment
  • Are a newly diagnosed or existing ovarian cancer patient
  • Meet our financial eligibility guidelines and can provide income verification documentation
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How can eligible patients apply?
The application process has been designed in partnership with our partner hospitals. Details of application and disbursement of the OvarCare package will be shared with patients upon selection.
 
Downloads:
To download the application form, please click here
To download the media release form, please click here
Please note both forms are required to complete the application.
 
Apply in 3 Steps:
    1. Review the application form
    2. Fill out the application form and have it verified and approved by your social work counselor
    3. Mail or scan the application form and supporting documents to us for review and consideration
 
Participating Hospitals (partial list):
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Memorial Hermann Health System
  • The Methodist Hospital
  • CHI St. Luke's
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • UT Physicians
  • Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • University of Birmingham, Alabama
  • Saint Thomas health
  • Texas Children's Pavillion For Women
  • Cancer Care Northwest
  • Texas Oncology South Austin Cancer Center
  • Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

If you'd like to add your hospital to this list, please contact us at info@ovarcome.org

You Can Support the OvarCare Program:

The high cost of ovarian cancer care may take physical and emotional toll on patients. You can help such an underserved woman in need by contributing towards the OvarCare program. We welcome you to make the donation in memory of, or in honor of someone you love. Should you choose to sponsor, we will award the grant in your name, and wherever applicable, will also give you the opportunity to meet the woman and family your gift helped. Your total cost to sponsor one OvarCare package is $500. You can choose to sponsor 1, 2, 3 or as many women/ovarian cancer patients as you would like to support. You can also choose to co-sponsor with friends.

Ways to contribute:

By check:

Ovarcome Non-Profit Inc.

2525 Robinhood Street, Suite: 203

Houston, TX 77005

 

Online:

Please indicate your sponsorship is for OvarCare. Your donation is tax deductible. 100% of your donation will go towards OvarCare. Help us make a difference. Your contribution directly impacts and improves the life of an underprivileged woman who is fighting the battle against ovarian cancer in the hope of overcoming it.

 

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quick facts

 

 

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common in women

 

Approximately 70% of women with ovarian cancer have extensive disease at the time of diagnosis

 

If diagnosed at the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 94%;

Ovarian cancer occurs more often after menopause than before and incidence increases dramatically with age.

 

Women who have never had children or whose first pregnancy occurred after age 35 are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who have not.

 

Breast-feeding and taking birth control pills appear to reduce a woman's risk.

 

In general, the American Cancer Society recommends a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting the amount of saturated fats for prevention of ovarian cancer

 

Some women may inherit a mutation of a gene (BRCA1 or BRCA2) from either their mother or father that increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer as well as breast cancer. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that normally suppress cell growth.

 

The rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been slowly falling over the past 20 years.

 

Family history can be a valuable indicator of higher risk for some women. One or more close relatives with ovarian cancer, or breast cancer at an early age could indicate an increase in your risk.

 
            
 
 
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