History of the South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation
South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Overview and History
The South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SCOCF) was formed in 1999, and is based in Greenville, South Carolina. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
SCOCF became a partner member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) based in DC, in 2002. OCNA is a leader in advocacy for the disease and awareness. OCNA created the program Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women's Lives®.
Awareness - SCOCF participates in health-fairs, lunch and learns, and speaking engagements to improve awareness of ovarian cancer.
Do you have a group that we might share our story with or an event that we might attend? Please contact our office at 864-373- 6306 to discuss details.
Survivors Teaching Students® -this program was created by OCNA as an innovative and critical national effort to educate students in health professional programs on ovarian cancer. The goal is to increase the number of health care providers who recognize the symptoms of and risk factors for ovarian cancer so that the disease is detected earlier.
Lunch Bunch - Ovarian cancer patients do not have to face ovarian cancer alone. The lunch bunch meets on a monthly basis for lunch and support. This is not the traditional type of group with structure, the group dictates the format. Survivors sometimes refer to it as "meeting your girlfriends" for lunch once a month.
New Patient Visits - We have survivors who volunteer to meet with newly diagnosed women, offering support and encouragement as they begin their journey. Our goal is to meet the new patient in person as early as possible after her diganosis, often visiting on the first day of chemotherapy.
Assistace Programs- As our budget allows, we may provide gift cards to help with gas and food for those patients that find themselves in need of financial assistance.
Interested in more information? Please contact our home office at 864-373-6306.