Working together for 12 years to raise awareness
"Collette" - The Coalition's first television spots featured two women diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer urging women to talk to their doctors.
The "Turn It Teal" campaign began back in 2007 when the Leonard P. Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge turned their lights to teal for the entire month of September.
"Gwendolyn" - The Coalition's first television spots featured two women diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer urging women to talk to their doctors.
Senate President Therese Murray presents Mayor Thomas Menino with the Teal Ribbon Award.
The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) created "Team Molly" to raise ovarian cancer awareness beginning in high school. "Team Molly" honors a brave young woman, Molly Eisenberg of Lexington, MA who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2009.
The OCA Coalition unveiled the 2013 banner at the Massachusetts State House on Monday, September 16, 2013. From L to R: Nancy Farrell (M. Patrica Cronin Foundation), Senate President Therese Murray, Anne Levine (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Cheryl Bartlett (Commissioner, MA Department of Public Health)
In 2012, the Ovarian Cancer Awareness coalition held an informational webcast. The webcast was featured was hosted by Latoyia Edwards from NECN and featured Dr. Ursula Matulonis and Nancy Farrell.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts participated in the "Turn it Teal" campaign. They turned their exterior lights teal for September and Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness teal bracelets were handed out during September. The bracelets featured the website and were accompanied with an informational hand card urging women to get the facts and talk to their doctors.
In 2012 we launched a new television spot. The spot featured Dr. Ursula Matulonis from the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and Anne a local ovarian cancer survivor.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy supported Ovarian Cancer Awareness and the "Turn It Teal" campaign.
In 2011, the Coalition launched their new television spot called "Turn It Teal." The television spot highlights the Turn it Teal campaign and ovarian cancer awareness.
The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition held its first informational webcast back in 2009. The webcast was broadcast live from Massachusetts General Hospital's Ether Dome.
The Hanover High School Field Hockey team attended the Teal Ribbon Awards in 2010. Hanover High School was one of the first schools to participate in the Team Molly campaign honoring Molly Eisenberg.
The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition launched the "Team Molly" television spot in 2011. The spot ran during September.
The Westin Boston Hotel turned their lights teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Each venue that turned their exterior lights teal displayed a Turn it Teal poster in their lobby explaining the campaign.
In 2008, the Coalition developed a television spot entitled "Talk to Your Wife." The spot featured four men who lost their wives to ovarian cancer. To view any of our television spots throughout the years, please click here and visit our YouTube channel.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness held "Tea for Teal" on May 17, 2008 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. The Tea previewed the September 2008 campaign and was hosted by Beth Shelburne.
The Bank of America Pavilion was one of fourteen venues in Massachusetts that "Turned it Teal" for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month (September).
In 2009 the Coalition debuted its "Numbers" television spot. The spot ran throughout the month of September on local television as well as on stations like Lifetime, TLC, Discovery and several other cable stations.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge turned their lights teal for the "Turn It Teal Campaign."
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Get the Facts. Recognize the Signs.
Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2013, approximately 14,230 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer. Many women don't seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. Recent research suggests that together the four symptoms of: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and urinary urgency or frequency may be associated with ovarian cancer.
The Massachusetts OvarianCancerAwareness.org Coalition is composed of:
These organizations have come together to work toward a common goal: increasing awareness of ovarian cancer.
Visit our coalition members for more information: