Our Patient Programs
Ovations for the Cure offers programs which provide support and relief to patients with ovarian cancer. Our patient programs are created to give knowledge, hope, comfort and support to those women currently diagnosed and living with ovarian cancer. Ovations is proud to provide programs such as The Butterfly Bangle, which provides a charm-style bracelet to express the journey ovarian cancer patients and survivors have gone through. We also offer free healthy meals through our Helping Hands program. Even from the beginning, we have thought it necessary to create patient programs that help to build disease awareness, bolster patient morale and inspire cause for hope.
How to Participate in Our Programs
You can easily participate in the programs below, at no cost to you. Just follow the simple steps below:
- 1. Choose the program you are interested in.
- 2. Click the link to apply.
- 3. Ovations for the Cure will respond back with a confirmation.
The Butterfly Bangle
Since 2006, Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer has created and participated in various programs to spread ovarian cancer awareness and provide comfort for those currently battling the disease. The Butterfly Bangle program provides patients with an exclusive classic silver slip on bracelet adorned with sparkly teal charms. Slip on your sign of support – a radiant reminder of your inner resolve. Awareness and support that shines!
Ovarian cancer patients and survivors request your very own Butterfly Bangle!
Click the bracelet image to the left to request your own Butterfly Bangle
This program provides patients currently undergoing active chemotherapy treatment with free healthy and easy to prepare meals. We want to help you push through with our helping hands.
Ovations recognizes that ovarian cancer patients may need a little extra help and guidance while undergoing treatment. One of the ways we can assist patients in need is by providing a healthy, well-balanced diet. Thanks to support from our generous sponsors, we can provide patients in the Massachusetts area with meals—free of charge. These meals are not only healthy, but they're delicious too!
If you are currently in chemotherapy treatment and would like to participate in the Helping Hands program, please click here to complete the application.
Click here for more information on the Helping Hands program!
Learning for Living Symposium
Initiated by our late founder, Mrs. Patricia Franchi Flaherty, the Learning for Living with Ovarian Cancer Symposium is an annual forum and the first of its kind to educate and update ovarian cancer patients and survivors—at no cost to them—on the latest ovarian cancer research, treatments and therapies.
During the Symposium, medical experts in the field of gynecological oncology and treatment present the most recent updates and critical information.
Through this interactive, informational program, patients receive the unique opportunity to listen to, learn from, and ask questions of these key doctors on the forefront of gynecological medicine.
We are honored to share that we have partnered with Bag It Cancer to offer their wonderful “Cancer Bag” to local ovarian cancer patients.
The goal of this bag is to help empower patients, through information, to help them navigate a cancer diagnosis. From initial diagnosis, throughout treatment, and in to all phases of survivorship. Bag It guides patients on how to talk to their healthcare providers, ask questions, and serve as the most important advocate on their care team.
For more information on the bags, please visit: https://bagitcancer.org/
***Please note that we are unable to ship these bags, therefore requests are only valid in the MetroWest/Boston area that we can drop of at***
This program is intended to offer support to women while they are dealing with an ovarian cancer diagnosis and facing treatment.
Our Pen Pal volunteers support their “Butterfly Buddy” throughout their journey with cards, uplifting messages, supportive words and lots of positive energy. The Butterfly Buddy provides patients the comfort and confidence of knowing they are not alone in their fight.
Once the match is made, the program is set up to be carried out through the postal service. Anything beyond this is between the individuals involved.