Support + Resources

Programs

The Sandy Rollman Foundation is proud to be a part of many different programs which all support the foundation in one way or another. We encourage you to participate! See the menu to the left to view our current programs.

If you are interested in participating in a program with us, please email our Program & Outreach Coordinator Jennie Nack at jennie@sandyovarian.org.

 

With a Little Help From Her Friends

With a Little Help From Her Friends

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is an upsetting and overwhelming experience. Very often after diagnosis, women feel very alone. We’re here to help you.

The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation works to offer support to ovarian cancer survivors and their families; educates the public about ovarian cancer; and raises funds to advance ovarian cancer research.

You do not have to take this journey alone. We have many resources to help you navigate your way. As you face many decisions and emotions along this roller coaster ride, we believe that knowledge is power.

 

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

 

Through the Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives® (STS) program, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation educates medical students about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

The goal of the STS program is to increase the number of healthcare providers who recognize ovarian cancer symptoms and refer women suspected of ovarian cancer to gynecologic oncologists to diagnose and treat the disease in its earliest stages.

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) works through its partner members and affiliates to offer the program at no charge in more than 90 U.S. medical schools. STS Volunteer Speakers are needed. If you would like to share your story, contact Robin Cohen at robin@sandyovarian.org

Survive & Thrive

 

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No one should have to go through their journey with ovarian cancer alone. The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation is striving to bring patients and survivors together through our program; Survive and Thrive. The purpose of this program is to provide a support group setting combined with sessions on health and wellness for ovarian cancer patients and those who have recently completed treatment.

Expertly trained professionals will provide lessons and activities for participants. Each session will cover a different topic. Session topics are meant to be fun and enjoyable for all! Session topics may include: Yoga, Nutrition, Skincare, Makeup tutorials, Cancer in the workplace, Outdoor therapy, Barre, Ask a health professional, Meditation, and more!

Participants must commit to the full program. Sessions will occur once a month for 6 months and are free. Each group will contain 7-10 participants, so participants can expect an intimate and engaging experience. Upcoming program dates are 10/25 and 11/15 and 6:30 PM.

Dr. You

Through the Dr. You Program, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation educates the general public about ovarian cancer through interactive skits. The program also teaches people how to navigate through the healthcare system and be their own best advocate. Let us know if you’re interested in bringing the Dr. You program to your business or school!

Coping with a New Diagnosis

Clinical Trials: A Startis a resource designed just to demystify the complex topic of clinical trials and help patients and caregivers better understand this potential treatment option.

 

 

 

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is an upsetting and overwhelming experience. Very often after diagnosis, women feel very alone. We’re here to help you.

The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation works to offer support to ovarian cancer survivors and their families; educates the public about ovarian cancer; and raises funds to advance ovarian cancer research.

You do not have to take this journey alone. We have many resources to help you navigate your way. As you face many decisions and emotions along this roller coaster ride, we believe that knowledge is power.

With a Little Help From Her Friends Support Program

With a Little Help From Her Friends

No one should have to go through the process of ovarian cancer treatment alone and SROCF is striving to eliminate that possibility through the With a Little Help From Her Friends support program. The purpose of our Patient Support Program is to make the stress of dealing with ovarian cancer treatment less confusing and solitary by providing consistent first-line peer level contact. Expertly trained With a Little Help From Her Friends Mentors will provide those recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer a peer contact that can:

  • Find available social resources;
  • Provide a toolkit and offer support that only a peer can;
  • Offer suggestions on the best way to communicate questions and information to their physicians and other healthcare providers; and
  • Lend much needed emotional support

The goal of the With a Little Help From Her Friends Support Program is to ensure that every ovarian cancer patient gets the support they need and deserve.

If you are a patient in need of a peer mentor or would like to participate in the With a Little Help From Her Friends Support Program as a mentor, please contact us at info@sandyovarian.org.

For information about Co-Pay assistance, visit the Patient Advocate Foundation

To read about ovarian cancer, its risk factors and treatment: About Ovarian Cancer

To find support services near you: Support and Resources

A Resource Guide for College Students Living with a Chronic Illness: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/chronic-health-issues/

To explore available clinical trials: Find a Clinical Trial

To get connected with our organization: About Us

To be connected with another ovarian cancer survivor, email Robin at
robin@sandyovarian.org.

Local Organizations

JadeYoga and Dara’s Defense  Kripalu Scholarship 2015

This scholarship is for a 3 day, 2 night R & R Retreat package for two to the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and will be awarded annually for at least the next three years to an ovarian or fallopian tube cancer patient and a friend or partner. For more information and to apply, visit darasdefense.org. 2015 deadline is May 1.

 

Daytime Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Provides support and motivation for people living with ovarian cancer and their caregivers. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:30 am at Hava Java in Allentown, PA. Call Shelly Fisher at (215) 968-1706 or Carol at (610) 262-1072 for free registration.

Horse Power for Life horse

Horse Power for Life is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Glenmoore, PA that provides an educational and therapeutic horsemanship program for cancer patients and survivors of all ages and their families. Our goal is to help families living with cancer focus on their minds, bodies and souls, rather than the disease while learning about horses in an atmosphere of professionalism, teamwork and fun. The students learn all aspects of horse care, along with riding. The weekly lessons are 90 minutes long and are customized for each individual based on age, experience, comfort level, health and physical ability.  Since cancer diagnoses often affects more than just the person diagnosed, we invite and encourage one family member to join with the cancer patient/survivor. To learn more, please visit www.horsepowerforlife.org

 

National Organizations

Find A Clinical Trial

Clinical Trials: A Startis a resource designed just to demystify the complex topic of clinical trials and help patients and caregivers better understand this potential treatment option.

 

 

 

 

 

We want you to be aware of all treatment options. Sandy Rollman is working with EmergingMed to offer you a way to take action – a free, unbiased, confidential, personalized service that helps you understand which ovarian clinical trials may be an option for you. Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people with early stage or advanced cancers. They have a natural place in your care as doctors strive to improve current ovarian treatments and search for new and better ones.

 

How does the service work? We help you quickly search for clinical trials that match your specific diagnosis and treatment history. We recommend that you search for clinical trial options before you begin your first treatment and again at any time you are faced with a new treatment decision. Our service helps you stay informed about all your choices. We never want to hear you say: “I wish I had known about that option earlier”. The service is free, unbiased and completely confidential.

 

We encourage you to call 844-893-5521 to find clinical trials that match your situation and to learn more about cancer research. Our clinical trial navigators are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm ET or email: SandyOvarian@emergingmed.com

Visit the Clinical Trials Website

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