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Our Purpose

Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition (AROVCC) exists with the purpose to educate the public on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. AROVCC is strictly a volunteer based organization, all of the amazing individuals involved do so because of their personal connection to the disease.

We provide educational material and seminars through a variety of avenues including: lunch-n-learns, health fairs, print advertising and broadcast media. We also serve as a resource to survivors through Survivor Kits and a Survivors-Helping-Survivors program to assist those newly diagnosed. 

More than 14,000 women a year in the United States will lose their battle to ovarian cancer. Known as the “silent killer” among gynecological cancers, ovarian cancer has a very low sur­vival rate. This disease often is not diagnosed until the later stages when a woman’s survival chances are less than 10%, making awareness of common symptoms a vital key in early detection. In June 2009, the AROVCC was granted 501(c)3 non-profit status and we are proudly celebrating 10 years of educating Arkansans. 

 
 

Our ‘Her’story

The Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition (AROVCC) has developed into the driving force against ovarian cancer in the State. The AROVCC exists with the purpose to educate the public about the signs and symptoms affecting the women of Arkansas.

Our membership is comprised of individuals who each have been personally impacted by ovarian cancer. We work to help save lives by disseminating information on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer research, and resources available. By promoting professional and public awareness through educational materials, mass mail-outs, rallies, seminars and fundraising events we hope to inform every woman within the state of Arkansas.

Established in 2009, the AROVCC is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.The AROVCC has developed literature detailing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The literature is provided first to citizens of Arkansas, second to Gynecologists, third to Primary Care Physicians within the State of Arkansas. The literature provides awareness to the public, as well as the professionals within the various offices, with the information needed for early detection of this silent and deadly disease.

The AROVCC hosts annual awareness rallies for survivors and others who have been personally impacted by ovarian cancer to join together. Survivors will share their story of triumph and courage and keynote speakers will discuss current research and other resources available.

We are sad to recognize that on January 26, 2016, Suzanne Holland, a founding board member and long time Treasurer of AROVCC received her eternal healing of ovarian cancer. We will always feel her love and support as she was the biggest cheerleader to each of us when we would meet unforeseen challenges with events or in our personal lives. We love you Suzanne!