MARCH 2017


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Upcoming Events-You're invited!
  • Shop & Donate Weekend:
    • March 16th-18th @ ANY Marsh in Indiana & Ohio! Do your grocery shopping at Marsh this weekend, show them the flyer, and a portion will be donated back to Ovar'coming Together!  
  • Dine & Donate Nights:
    • Monday, April 17th @ Puccini's (1508 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260). Enjoy a delicious meal for a good cause from 4-9:30p for dinner! Be sure to bring a flyer and they'll donate 20% to us!
    • Thursday, May 18th @ Panera (55 South Raceway Road, Indianapolis, IN 46231). Come out for between 4 & 8p with your flyer and they'll donate up to 20% back to us!
  •  Survivor Lunch Bunches: 
    • Friday, March 10th, 1p @ Firebird, 9611 N. Meridian St., Indy.
      • Kindly RSVP to Kelly at 317-925-6643 by Thursday, March 9th
    • Saturday, March 11th in Kokomo (time & location TBA)
      • Email Deborah Rife to learn more at
    • Visit our website to view more upcoming events! 

March Survivor Social Event 
Lilly House Tour & Lunch
Date: Sunday, March 26th, 12:45p
Cost: $18 per person 
(Survivors are free; guests will be full price)
Lunch is $5-$13
Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art 
4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis
Parking is free with admission. 
Join other ovarian cancer survivors for lunch at the Museum Cafe at 12:45p
 followed by a guided tour of the Lilly House at 2p! Learn things you never knew 
about this historic family and their home. 
Survivors are welcome to bring a guest with them. 
Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, March 22nd to Kelly 
at 317-925-6643 or

Teal Ribbon Basket Bingo Benefit
Date : Friday, April 28th
Time: Doors open @ 5:30p; Dinner served @ 6p
Location: Knights of Columbus, 2100 E. 71st St., Indy
Join us for an evening of fun playing Bingo, Heads 'n' Tails, taking chances on 50/50 and much more! 
Tickets are $ 40 per person or buy a table of ten for $350! 
Buy yours today!

Questions? Call 317-925-6643.  


Educational Meeting 
The Role of Surgery in Treatment of Ovarian Cancer (including HIPEC) 
Presented by Dr. Hubert Fornalik & Nicole Fornalik, PA
Date & Location TBA
Watch for more info to come!

Save the Dates!
  • Saturday, August 19th2017 OVAR'Ride Motorcycle Ride/Poker Run!
  • Thursday, September 21st: Turn the Canal Teal!
  • Saturday, September 23rd: 2017 Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk!

Annual Survivors' Luncheon

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon celebrating survivors, their loved ones and their stories at our annual survivors' luncheon in February! It was great to see familiar faces, hear encouraging updates, enjoy beautiful music from a string quartet from the University of Indianapolis and partake in a delicious meal together. Thanks to each person who attended, volunteered and contributed to the event! See photos here!

Ovarian Cancer License Plates

We are excited to be partnering with the midwest chapter (IL) of NOCC (National Ovarian Cancer Coalition) on an initiative to bring ovarian cancer awareness license plates to Indiana! In the last couple of weeks, we have both been gathering original signatures from folks pledging to purchase a plate once one is approved for sale. All together, we need 500+ signatures. If approved, the license plates should be available for purchase in spring of 2018. A portion of the money generated from the sales will come back to support Ovar'coming Together. 
Want to sign up yourself or help us gather signatures?  Call 317-925-6643! 
We'll keep you updated on our progress!

Health Fairs

Help us spread the word about ovarian cancer by volunteering at a health fair booth!  Here's what it involves:
  1. Setting up our booth
  2. Greeting folks and handing out literature
Upcoming Health Fairs:
  • Thursday, March 16th, 10a-2p (set up by 9:30a) @ Rose-Hulman, Sports & Recreation Center, 5500 Wabash Ave. Terre Haute, IN 47803
  • Friday, March 24th, 12-5p, (set up by 11:30a) @ Hamilton County 4-H Grounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN 46060
New to health fairs? Check out our health fair instructional video!

To learn more or volunteer, call Kelly at 317-925-6643 or email at

Robert Hunter, President
Debby Belton Amy Benefiel, RN, BSN
Elizabeth Bohn Jaqualynn Cooley Connie Dixon
Alex Gude Trent Harris Marcia Hunt
Michelle Murray Maris Schiess Jaime Weimer, MSN, RN, OCN

A special welcome to our  new board member  Maris Schiess!


We can't say thanks enough to the following:

Chili's & Granite City
for hosting recent Dine & Donate nights!

Arlington Roe for holding a Jeans Day Fundraiser in September
in support of the fight against ovarian cancer!

The String Quartet from University of Indianapolis for providing beautiful music at our Survivors' Luncheon this year!

Piper's Hospitality Group for their wonderful services at the Survivors' Luncheon!

All of the wonderful volunteers that helped wrap gifts at Barnes & Noble 
in December  to raise awareness!


With love and respect, Ovar'coming Together remembers and celebrates  the lives of the following women who we know of who recently lost their  battles with ovarian cancer and who faced their journeys with courage,  strength and determination.

Diane Badgley
Diane Schaper
Angie Meyer
Nancy Trusty


Looking for creative ways to give to Ovar?   

  PAYPAL GIVING FUND & EBAY have teamed up to do some good!  If you are an eBay seller, you can select Ovar'coming Together as your designated charity, select a donation percentage you prefer,  then start  listing your items!  When your items are purchased, the donation is automatically sent to Ovar'coming Together.  

Start giving while you shop at your local Kroger! Sign up today to make Ovar'coming   Together the recipient of your  COMMUNITY REWARDS POINTS  earned when you do your regular shopping. This doesn't take away from your own points, it simply earns points for Ovar'coming Together at the same time! Sign up today!  

 What do you do with your empty ink cartridges? We'd love to take them off your hands! Give us your used cartridges and we'll send them off to the Funding Factory where we can earn cash for eligible cartridges! Call Kelly at 317-925-6643 to set up a time to drop them off!   

Make giving easy for yourself and sign up for our 
RECURRING GIFT PROGRAM  today!   Visit our donate page and discover how simple it is  to set up your recurring donation!   

Shop online using  AMAZONSMILE  and .5% of your purchase will be donated  automatically to us!  Keep this in mind especially with Father's Day right around the corner! Shop for gifts and give twice when you use AmazonSmile to make your purchase!

Give twice as much in no time using our new  DOUBLE YOUR DONATION tool on our donation page!  When you make a donation to Ovar, click the DOUBLE YOUR DONATION tool to see if your place of employment matches employee giving!

Ovar'coming Together
2625 N. Meridian St. STE 108
Indianapolis, IN 46208