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Ovarian Workgroup


Rudy Bess

Treasurer, Missouri Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Founder Hope Light Foundation


Meeting Times

  • Second Wednesday, every month 10-11 am

  • Contact Rudy for meeting information

Kelly Cannova

Chair, Missouri Ovarian Cancer Coalition

OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer Foundation


Mission Statement

Working together across Missouri to build a strong alliance with healthcare providers, healthcare systems, professional organizations, universities, counselors, community leaders and volunteers to communicate ovarian cancer early warning signs and symptoms among women of all ages and promote early detection and survivorship.

Current Projects

MOCC Pilot Project

Running a pilot of an educational campaign in Ozark, Douglas, Wright and Texas county. The campaign includes developing targeted educational materials, brochures, posters, infographics, social media ads and recruiting in FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) Region 7 . 

In the future this campaign will reach women across the whole state of Missouri. View the Process Map below. 

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Leadership Team

  • Treasurer

    • Rudy Bess/ Hope Light Foundation​

  • Secretary​

    • Sarah Chavez/ Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center​

  • Members at Large​

    • Tabitha Tomko/ St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness ​

    • Liz Thrasher/ GYN Cancers Alliance

    • Carlie Olivares/ GYN Cancers Alliance

    • Cory Smallwood/ Pink Ribbon Girls

    • Maggie Grotefendt/ American Cancer Society

    • Molly Greenwade MD, Cox Health 


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