Women’s Crew Raises Over 4K for Ovarian Cancer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Earlier this month Brown women's crew raised over $4,000 at the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Rhode Island Chapter's Walk/Run to Break the Silence on Ovarian Caner event. The Brown Team raised almost $1,500 more than any other group finishing with a total of $4,135.00.

"It was a great event that we were all excited to be a part of," said run/walk team captain Hope Richardson. "We are also using this as practice for another effort to raise money for lung cancer in honor of a California coxswain who died shortly after nationals."

The third annual event held at Roger Williams Park in Providence raised $57,716 for research efforts. The walk/run was organized by local volunteers to help celebrate survivors, remember those who have lost to ovarian cancer and increase awareness.

About the NOCC

The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

The NOCC is a nationally recognized organization with a growing nationwide network of Chapters. NOCC volunteers fuel the ovarian cancer movement in local communities throughout the US. These volunteers understand the specific needs of individual communities and through the establishment of local Chapters, promote and expand patient, public and professional education.

At the local level, NOCC volunteers network patients, family members and caregivers to provide support and encouragement. They also organize awareness events, provide educational programs, sponsor continuing medical education symposia and disseminate literature at health fairs.