Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego
OCA of San Diego was Co-founded by ovarian cancer survivor Peg Ford and Kathy Hagan, who lost her mother to ovarian cancer. OCA of San Diego became a part of OCRA’s Survivors Teaching Students® Program at UCSD School of Medicine for Third Year Medical Students in December 2008 and further expanded the program to currently eleven schools of nursing throughout San Diego County. In 2013, Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego launched an innovative program HEAR™ to inspire women to be aware of their bodies and be their own advocates to get care in a timely fashion. This is but one example of how patients are becoming a vital part of medical treatments and partnering in such a beneficial way that can change the healthcare system!