Support Services

WOCA recognizes that cancer is a life changing journey, which should not be traveled alone. 

If you would like to be paired with a mentor, please email Ashley at ashley@wisconsinovariancancer.org

Ovarian Cancer Social Groups

The Teal Magnolias

Encouraging those diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. This is a time to connect with other survivors that may be going through a similar experience. 

Sessions are held the fourth Wednesday of the month

10:00am-11:00am.  Sessions will resume at the beginning of 2023. 

Location:

The WOCA office: 13825 W. National Ave., Suite 103 New Berlin WI 53151

2023 Spring Sessions:

January 25th

March 22nd 

May 24th

Email Jennifer@wisconsinovariancancer.org to reserve your spot today!

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"The Fried Eggs - Sunny Side Up"

Mission Statement – The “Fried Eggs – Sunny Side Up” is an ovarian cancer survivors’ social group in the Madison, Wisconsin area.  In an upbeat atmosphere, we share our friendship, our stories and our lives with one another.  We have monthly lunch meetings, invite speakers on topics of interest, plan field trips and raise awareness of ovarian cancer through fundraising and education.

Purpose of our group:  *Friendship with others on this shared OC journey - *Inspire and be inspired – *Share with and learn from others in the group - *Provide support when needed - *Reach out to potential members with similar ideals - *Educate others and the community about OC - *Advocate for one another - *Support the missions of; UW Cancer Center (Ovarian Cancer Research) & the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance (“WOCA”) (Education, Advocacy and Funding of Research) - * Most of all, HAVE FUN!!!

We have reached (as of summer 2018) 30+ members on our roster! 

We welcome ovarian cancer survivors who share the same passion, ideals and desire to socialize in an upbeat, positive and fun group of “teal sisters”!

For more information, please contact:

Mary Ann Johnson- maryannjohnson1205@gmail.com

Young Survivor Group

Encouraging those diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at a younger age. This is a time to connect with other young survivors that may be going through a similar experience. Sessions are held virtually. 

Upcoming Sessions: 

  • December 15th at 7pm - Relationship Dynamics (partners, family, and friends) with counselor from Red Oak Counseling 

  • February 2nd, 7:00pm- Topic TBD- With counselor from Red Oak Counseling 

  • March 2nd, 7:00pm - Sexual Health / Hormonal changes with Dr. Elizabeth Dickson from Aurora Healthcare Green Bay

Starting in February 2023 sessions will be held monthly the first Thursday of the month at 7pm. 

2023 Spring Dates:

February 2nd

March 2nd

April 6th

May 4th

If you would like to receive information, please email Jennifer: jennifer@wisconsinovariancancer.org.

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"Staying Connected"- Online Support Group Series 

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Gynecologic cancer patients and survivors are invited to join the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance weekly for their virtual support discussions facilitated by their Oncology Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This online gathering is a great way to meet others, share experiences and connect while social distancing. Registration is required. 

Multiple Sessions are held monthly.  For more information on times & registration click the button below! 

 

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Small Stones Wellness Center - Froedtert

Zen Stones

Small Stones Wellness Center supports the healing process by enhancing patients’ appearance, boosting their self-esteem and promoting optimal health and well-being. While you concentrate on your health, let our skilled and compassionate staff help you look good and feel better — with personal, one-on-one service to meet your special needs. Small Stones Wellness Center is available at multiple locations; hours and services vary somewhat per location.

 

Find out more by visiting:

https://www.froedtert.com/cancer/small-stones

 

Gilda's Club -Madison

Natural Herbs

Gilda's Club Madison provides free emotional support, cancer education, and hope for children and adults with any kind of cancer and those who care for them.  

Find out more by visiting:

http://gildasclubmadison.org/