Founded in March 2008 by a handful of gynecologic cancer survivors, Bluegrass Ovarian Cancer Support Inc.'s primary goal is to offer a forum for sharing experiences, knowledge and assistance to women who face the unique challenges of these types of cancers.
After the initial shock of our own diagnoses and treatment, many of us wanted to meet others who faced their "new" lives with the same questions and specific treatment challenges. And, since many of us were ignorant of the early symptoms of ovarian cancer before we knew we had it, we decided to focus our attention on public awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms .
Bluegrass Ovarian Cancer Support Inc. exists to help Central Kentucky women and their loved ones during diagnosis, treatment and survival of ovarian and other gynecologic cancers, and works to promote public awareness and education of these cancers.
Bluegrass Ovarian Cancer Support, Inc. donates annually to the UK Markey Center, the Baptist Health Foundation, and the UK Ovarian Cancer Screening program. The BOCS Board is run by dedicated volunteers. We provide "care bags" with a BOCS brochure, and some goodies, to the GYN oncology offices at the UK Markey Center and the Baptist Health Cancer Center to be distributed to those newly diagnosed with ovarian or other gynecological cancers. We sponsor attendance by several of those in treatment or survivors for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance annual virtual conference . Annually, we celebrate survivors and those in treatment with a luncheon and gift bags, door prizes and awards.
Support the outreach of BOCS by contributing with Kroger Community Rewards or PayPal to BOCS.email@example.com.