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I'm a Kid Foundation

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I'm a Kid Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 charitable foundation that supports children with medically related hair loss, offers information and resources, enriching programs, and educational awareness in an effort to improve the well-being of the children.

Contact information: 
2756 N. Green Valley Pkwy #131 Henderson NV 89014 phone: 702.269.5437 info@ImaKidFoundation.org
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Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

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Organization
Description: 

MOCA's mission is:
To create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer

To create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in order to help them in their battle

To unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations to overcome ovarian cancer

To advance ovarian cancer research toward better treatment, diagnosis and a cure.

Also they provide many support group.

Minneapolis
MOCA provides an ongoing ovarian cancer support group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Beginning December 13, the meetings will be held at MOCA's office at 4604 Chicago, Avenue South (formerly the Women’s Cancer Resource Center). Primary facilitators: Jean Rafferty and Carol McPherson. You may join at anytime. For more information, call MOCA, 952/890-8775 or email Kathleen at kgavin@mnovarian.org.

Fridley – Unity Hospital Cancer Resource Center
The Lois Wooden Ovarian Cancer Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center at United Hospital, 550 Osborne Road. This is an ongoing group, which you may join at anytime. For more information, please call Marcia Carlson, 763-236-6061

St. Paul– Fine Arts Center Lounge at Macalester College
This ovarian cancer support group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00–7:30 p.m. Meetings are held at Macalester College in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Lounge in room #104, just inside the west entrance of building #11 on the map. Primary facilitator: Marge Higgins.

Directions to Macalester:
http://www.macalester.edu/about/directions.html

Monticello Daytime Group
This daytime group for women living with ovarian cancer is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m.– 12 noon at 261 East Broadway Monticello. Primary facilitator Jean Rafferty.

Coming Soon: Southeastern Minnesota Support Group for Ovarian Cancer Survivors.
Check MOCA’s web site or call MOCA.

Daughters Group for Women Who Have Lost Their Mothers To Ovarian Cancer
This group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00– 8:30 p.m. at MOCA’s new office at 4604 Chicago Avenue South (formerly the Women’s Cancer Resource Center). You may join at anytime. For more information, please call MOCA at 952/890-8775 or email Kathleen at kgavin@mnovarian.org.

All support groups are free and led by trained group facilitators. For more information, please call MOCA at 952/890-8775 or email Kathleen at kgavin@mnovarian.org.

Contact information: 
4604 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis MN 55406 phone: 612/822-0500 kgavin@mnovarian.org
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Y90 Microspheres Education and Support

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Yttrium 90 Microspheres Education and Support is an organization comprised of individuals who have been affected by primary or metastatic liver tumors. They have found hope through either sir-spheres or theraspheres and offer support and encouragement for those looking for information, expecting to undergo treatment, or surviving after treatment with Y90 therapy. Y90 is a treatment that provides an option when there is often little opportunity left with advanced liver involvement. Support services include 1-800 Survivor line, telegroups, a monthly newsletter, educational teleconferences, a FRIENDS matching service for patients in similar circumstances, and a support forum. For more information, visit www.y90support.org or call 1-877-937-7478.

Contact information: 
791 Arnold Paul Canton TX 75103 phone: 1-877-937-7478 info@y90support.org
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OCRF

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Organization
Description: 

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Contact information: 
14 Pennsylvania Plaza Suite 1400 New York NY 10122 phone: 1(800)873-9569 fax: 212-947-5652 info@ocrf.org

Prostate Cancer Malecare

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Organization
Description: 

Prostate Cancer Information and Support Groups. Unique in having the only support group network for gay men in the world.

Contact information: 
125 2nd Ave, room 13 New York NY 10003 phone: 212 844 8369 info@malecare.com
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Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Mission Statement
To create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer.
To create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in order to help them in their battle. To unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations in the fight to overcome ovarian cancer and advance research toward a cure.

Our Purpose
Ovarian cancer affects 1 in 55 women. Unfortunately, 75% to 80% are diagnosed in advanced stages greatly limiting life expectancy. This statistic has not changed in 20 years. This statistic can be changed through education and information to women and physicians about the risks and subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Our Agenda
Advocacy and education of women and health care providers to promote awareness of symptoms, increase early detection and improve treatment methods. Provide support and networking for all those affected by this disease. Provide marketing, promotion and fundraisers to sustain our efforts and contribute to the ongoing research for a cure. Coordinate a speaker's bureau for community and local education.
Communications and coordination of local, state and national efforts to fight ovarian cancer.

Contact information: 
3751 Alabama Ave S St Louis Park MN 55416 phone: 952-890-8775 kgavin@mnovarian.org

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Support organization for women and their loved ones who are affected by ovarian cancer. This organization provides emotional support, educational information and access to resources to help improve the quality of life for those with ovarian cancer. OCNA also speaks on behalf of women in public policy forums, providing expert knowledge about the effects of OvCa on individuals and families, helping to shape the policies that impact gynecologic health, and elevating the cause among public and private agencies in order to reduce the mortality rate among women with the condition. The organization is committed to raising awareness and early detection until reliable screening is available.
OCNA is a supportive and inclusive organization that invites all women to share in the spirit of survival.

Contact information: 
910 17th St NW Suite 413 Washington DC 20006 phone: 202-331-1332 ovariancancer.org
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Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

Type: 
Organization
Contact information: 
P. O. Box 498 Kensington MD 20895-0498 phone: 301-962-3250 fax: 301-962-3521 staff@candlelighters.org
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Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Assoiciation, Inc.

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Thyroid Cancer Survivors' assoication, Inc

Contact information: 
P.O. Box1545 New York, NY 10159-1545 phone: 877-588-7904 thyca@thyca.org
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University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Reference M.D. Anderson's URL for telephone, general contact, and patient admission information. This site also contains information regarding on-going clinical trials, new research developments, diagnostic and treatment protocols, and a broad range of detailed information about all types of cancer.

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the largest cancer center in the world, is non-profit, and holds the No.1 ranking in the nation for patient survivability as well as numerous other attributes factored into rankings compilations. M.D. Anderson uses research-based treatment protocols, maintains large separate research laboratory campuses external to their Houston center, and also has cancer care centers in Orlando, Florida and Madrid, Spain. Due to their large number of international patients, a full staff of interpreters is available for any language.

Contact information: 
1515 Holcombe Boulevard Houston TX 77030

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