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Spring 2021 Update

As we enter nearly a year of unprecedented times with the pandemic, we wish to take this moment to say we are still here and are as viable as ever. We missed your beautiful faces at Teal Light Night in 2020, and will again have to forgo 2021. We hope to connect with our AROVCC family when functions of this kind can safely resume. AROVCC continues to be available for virtual educational events and supporting survivors, and we recently awarded the annual Taryn’s Fight Like a Girl scholarship.

We are so very grateful for those who continue to back our mission of educating the public on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer with the hope of earlier diagnosis. Women who courageously battle this disease continue to be supported by the efforts of AROVCC. We want you to know that we are here for you. We want you to have the most up-to-date information on ovarian cancer, as well as trusted and evidence-based data that can help you through your journey.

The Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition offers newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients a Survivor Bag which includes educational information, and materials offering support, resources, and comfort during a confusing, troublesome, and often frightening time in their lives. If you are a newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patient and have not received a Survivor Bag from your treating physician, please request one through our website.

Our recipient for the 2020 Taryn's "Fight Like a Girl" scholarship is Grace Taylor. Grace is a second-year student in the MFA Acting program at the University of Arkansas. Originally from Bloomfield, MO, she graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2016 and spent the next few years traveling across the country to perform in various shows. You may have seen her recently in UARK’s productions of The Laramie Project, Heathers and Tartuffe. Some favorite professional credits include: Music of Denali with Holland-America Princess, Catherine in The Foreigner at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, and Jack in Jack Frost on Tour with the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre. Inspired by Taryn's love of theater, Grace plans on hosting a cabaret this spring involving songs, speeches, poems, and other performances. Keep an eye out for more information in the future about how this event will be hosted. We look forward to this wonderful way to honor Taryn and spread awareness for ovarian cancer.

And of course, we could not do any of these things without people like you who believe in education and support of Arkansans, and for that, we say THANK YOU! For tax deductible donations, memorials, and honorariums, you may contribute online at, mail to PO Box 7796, Little Rock, AR 72217, or phone in to 501-416-4770. Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Feb 22

Is this organization still viable?

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