NOCC Impact Report 2016 - Page 8

E DU CAT IO N & AWAR E NE SS In 2013/2014, the NOCC hosted 88 TEAL SEPTEMBER AWARENESS EVENTS nationwide. “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month” Every year, the presiding United States President proclaims the month of September “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.” During September, as well as throughout the year, the NOCC is actively engaged in hosting and coordinating a wide variety of awareness initiatives. These including health fairs, speaker’s bureau presentations, and public service announcements, working tirelessly to share the key message: “Take Early Action and Live®” (TEAL). The TEAL Initiative events inform, motivate, and EMPOWER COMMUNITY. In 2013/2014, the NOCC delivered 168 PRESENTATIONS nationwide. Speaker’s Bureau Presentations The NOCC delivers presentations across the country to educate audiences about ovarian cancer. Speakers share information about symptoms and treatments, as well as inform how to become involved with NOCC through the many local chapters across the country. Presentations are hosted at a variety of venues, including the workplace, community associations, and conferences. In 2013/2014, the NOCC participated in 338 HEALTH FAIRS nationwide. In 2013/2014, the NOCC distributed 575,268 PIECES OF LITERATURE and ovarian cancer awareness items. 6 Health Fairs NOCC Chapters participate in community awareness and education events across the country throughout the year. These events enable us to educate women, their loved ones and caregivers, as well as the healthcare community. Educational Literature & Community NOCC is the national leader in the production and distribution of educational literature about ovarian cancer, treatment and quality of life issues.