Bluegrass Ovarian Cancer Support, Inc.

Next BOCS meeting:  7pm, June 19 - Speaker:  Dr. Alison Sikora, MD

Our June 19th meeting will be on Zoom, 7pm.  Contact Rose Lewis for the Zoom link.

Presentation from Dr. Alison Sikora, MD -- "Update on Targeted & Immunotherapy in Ovarian Cancer"

Allison Sikora, MD is a gynecologic oncology fellow at University of Kentucky. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she has a BA in government from Harvard, then went to Temple University for medical school. She completed her OBGYN residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Her research interests include HPV vaccine access and health disparities in gynecologic cancers, currently focusing on genomic differences in ovarian cancer in the Appalachian population. 

Our June 19th meeting will be on Zoom, 7pm.  Contact Rose Lewis for the Zoom link.

Meeting schedule is listed on our Monthly Meetings page.  

Good News!

We just received a $105.42 check from Kroger!  It's our quarterly disbursement from the Kroger Community Awards program.

If you haven’t yet, please consider registering your Kroger Plus Card to support BOCS.  We have 19 households signed up now.  [This time last year, we had 8.] 

When you register, Kroger helps support BOCS by sending a percentage of each order to our organization. Registration is easy!

View instructions on our Giving page.

Save the Date!  This year's celebration luncheon will be 29 September at Origin Hotel.

Each year we gather to celebrate survivors and those in treatment, and remember those we lost to ovarian and gynecologic cancers.  We also recognize healthcare providers and others who support patients.  

Survivors and those in treatment will be treated to lunch.  Guests must pay $35 in advance.  12:30pm registration, 1pm luncheon

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Learn about risk factors from the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

Nov 7 2023 - George Thorogood & the Destroyers show at Lexington Opera House.  

BOCS was invited to have a table.  We handed out BOCS stickers, our new brochure, and ovarian cancer risk cards from Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.  A portion of proceeds from the show also benefit The Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund For Ovarian Cancer Research in conjunction with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in memory of George’s late wife who passed away in 2019.  

Thank you to Mr. Thorogood and the Opera House for the opportunity to spread awareness of ovarian and gynecologic cancer risk factors.