16th Annual W.A.R. (Walk and Run)

16th Annual W.A.R. (Walk and Run) Against Ovarian Cancer
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Barbieri School, 100 Dudley Rd., Framingham, MA

9:00AM to 10:00AM Sign-In and Registration
9:00AM to 10:30AM Face Painting
10:15AM Welcome Speech/Team Recognition
10:30AM 5K Walk/Run Starts
11:00AM to 1:00PM KONA Ice Truck On Site

Pre Registration Fee $30 *Guarantees T-shirt*

Pre-Register Online https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Framingham/WARAgainstOvarianCancer
Day of Registration will open at 9am!

13th Annual Newburyport Lantern Festival

13th Annual Newburyport Lantern Festival Sunday
July 2, 2023
Frog Pond, Bartlett Mall, Newburyport MA

We look forward to watching the lanterns floating gently in the moonlight, as we celebrate together.

We are looking forward to LOTS of people lighting GNOCA lanterns this July. Money raised goes to support local women who are currently undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer and funding for ovarian cancer research, education and awareness.

Please spread the word by asking your friends & family to participate too! If you are not available to float your lanterns with us on the Frog Pond, please consider purchasing a GNOCA lantern to light wherever you might be. Will you be lighting lanterns in your own backyard or meeting us at the Frog Pond? Either way, we appreciate your support & participation!

Volunteers are needed before and during this event. If you would like to be involved please contact Deb Green at GreetingsByDesignNewburyport@gmail.com.

Turning the Tide

Who is the Retreat for?
The retreat is for women currently undergoing or who have completed treatment for ovarian cancer. We can accommodate thirty-five women who live in New England.

What are the facilities like?
Alnoba in Kensington, NH offers homey cabins and houses for overnight accommodations. The cabins are nestled in the woods, a short walking distance from the main gathering place. Each cabin has a living room, a screened porch, 3-4 bedrooms furnished mostly with 2 twin beds, and 2-4 shared bathrooms. The large building, where meals and other retreat activities take place, includes the main meeting room, gallery, state-of-the-art media room, meditation space, screened porch. and several outdoor seating areas. The grounds include walking paths, contemplative sitting places, and plenty of space for group activities.

What do participants do at the retreat?
The retreat combines recreation and relaxation through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, art projects, entertainment, and free time. There is a variety of activities to choose from each day and may include a ropes course, light hiking, creative projects, yoga, massages, facials, dancing and singing. Participants are encouraged to take part in as many of these as they are up to-and everything at the retreat is optional. Participants are free to rest in their rooms or chat with new friends anytime. A licensed social worker is present and available for private and group discussions.

What food is provided?
All meals are included, and participants are encouraged to eat together in a family atmosphere. Additional beverages and snacks are available throughout the day. All the food offered at the retreat is plentiful, nutritious, and diet-responsive to the extent possible, with an emphasis on organic and locally-sourced produce. Please note specific dietary needs on the application form.

Medical Needs
Attendees must be able to care for their own medical needs while at the retreat. A nurse is available for minor first aid and supportive consultation if emergency assistance is required. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 10 minute drive away. There are several pharmacies located within a 10 to 15 minute drive. Please return the completed medical information form with your application.
Applications available May 15, 2023 at https://turningthetideovariancancerretreats.org/

15th Annual Carol Hanf Memorial Golf Tournament

Carol passed away 18 years ago from ovarian cancer and her fighting spirit still lives in her family and friends – especially her daughters, Alyson and Ashley.

This year’s tournament will be a Florida style
8:30am Shotgun Start and will include green fees, carts, cash bar, continental breakfast and lunch.

There will be an awards banquet with charitable drawings and door prizes.

4th Annual Family Fun Day and 1.5 Mile Awareness Walk

4th Annual Family Fun Day and 1.5 Mile Awareness Walk
Presented by Becca’s Soldiers

Sunday, September 17, 2023
Stanley Park, 400 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA
Beveridge Pavilion

9:30am to 10:30am: Sign in and Registration
10:30am: Welcome Speeches from Becca’s family, Ovations for the Cure and local medical professionals
11:00am to 12:00pm: Awareness Walk
12:00pm to 2:00pm: Family Fun Day

Music provided by Tom McCusker of Knight Productions

Photography provided by InSpire Me Photo

Join us for games, raffles, food trucks and SO much more!

This fundraiser is in support of raising awareness of ovarian cancer, offering a space for patients to meet as well as supporting the women in Western Massachusetts while they are undergoing treatment.

Register Online Here


With thanks to our Sponsors

Team Ovations Jimmy Fund Walk


By participating in the 2023 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, Team Ovations is making every step count toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

Some 2022 Walk Highlights:

-Our walkers raised over $33,000
-With an enormously generous donation from Ovations for the Cure of $60,000, Team Ovations has now raised over $620,000!
-We had 36 walkers!

Your support goes directly to Dr. Ursula Matulonis’ ovarian cancer research at Dana Farber.

Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. You can help decrease these statistics by participating today!

Thank you for supporting our team in the Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can defy cancer!


Maureen Carroll & Tina Gee, Co-Captains, Team Ovations

Link to join: