St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) was formed by the late Christina Carr. The organization began with her wish to increase awareness about her disease, ovarian cancer. In 2002 she reached out to six women she met during treatment and SLOCA was born. The seven founding members were Judy Parham and Nancy Larson-Vomund, both oncology nurses; Joanne Guerrerio, a psychological resource nurse; JoAnn Carter, Diane Harrison and Grace Katzenberger, who were all survivors of ovarian cancer.
Since then, SLOCA has grown to become the organization that it is today: the only non-profit in Missouri dedicated solely to ovarian cancer. Since its inception in 2002 SLOCA has continued to serve the mission Christina envisioned by impacting ovarian cancer survivorship in the St. Louis Community by spreading awareness, funding critical research and supporting survivors.
St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness is committed to impacting ovarian cancer survivorship by promoting the awareness of early warning signs and standards of care, funding ovarian cancer research and supporting survivors.