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Survivor Stories

As shocking as it can be to receive a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer, we want you to know that No One Fights Alone. We hope these personal stories of diagnosis, treatment and survival from women who have persevered and triumphed over these diseases provide comfort and support for your journey.  

If you would like to share your story, please send it to ogccmail@gmail.com

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Resource Guide

OGCC/Rhonda’s Club has compiled a resource guide for newly diagnosed ovarian and endometrial cancer patients with practical information on what to expect during treatment, frequently asked questions, a glossary of medical terms and other useful facts. This guide is included in our patient care bags distributed free of charge to patients.

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Rhonda’s Story

When she learned in 1994 that she had ovarian cancer, Ms. Rhonda Oziel was confronted with a lack of readily available information on the disease and its treatment.

She became a founder of the Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancer Coalition of Greater Washington, which was later renamed OGCC/Rhonda’s Club in her honor.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Pottery Sale
to benefit Rhonda's Club

      Come enjoy some cheer and buy my pots for a great cause!

 When:         Sunday December 9  from 1 – 6 pm

 Where:       Home of Christy Schmidt (the potter)
                    2965 Albemarle Street, NW
                   Washington, DC  20008

I am donating all proceeds to the Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Coalition/Rhonda’s Club, our local ovarian cancer organization. (cash and checks – made out to OGCC – only). 

OGCC’s mission is to battle gynecologic cancers by raising public awareness of symptoms, educating survivors and medical professionals, and supporting research to improve quality of life, and find the cures.  We fund grants to financially needy women in treatment at Washington Hospital Center to assist with co-payments, drug costs, and transportation to treatment among other needs.

OGCC is a Community Member of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.

Please invite your friends!

 

RHONDA'S CLUB 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

Rhonda’s Club is empowered through contributions of time, energy and dollars to support survivors of gynecologic cancers in direct and practical ways, engage in outreach to our community, raise awareness of these diseases, and promote medical research to find better treatments and cures. We have assessed both the measurable and intangible outcomes of our programs in the areas of Medical Education, Assistance to Survivors, Public Awareness and Outreach, and Research in 2018 and present them here for your review. Please read more about our activities here.

We are grateful for your moral and financial support.  Every year, we lose too many good women to gynecologic cancers.  Please help us turn the tide against these devastating diseases.

Thank you,

JoAnn Symons, chair
Kathryn Daniels
Clare Donelan, Treasurer
Pat Goldman, founding member
Meryl Goodman
Susan Kim
Mary Kinler
Karen Ribler
Christy Schmidt
Patricia Seggerman, Secretary
Paige Whitaker
Susan Yaffe-Oziel
Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Honorary Member




 

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