Local Presentations, Classes, and Workshops

Upcoming Educactional Opportunities

    • 10 Jan 2018
    • 28 Feb 2018
    • online and around "town"

    Trust Your Gut Super Heroes take over the streets of Portland, Vancouver, Eugene and more! 

    The TYG ovarian cancer awareness campaign is bigger, bolder and more impactful than ever. #TrustYourGut2018

    1. Portland Monthly magazine: Homepage takeover for one week (January 9 to January 15). 
    2. Portland Monthly magazine: January edition (Top Docs), 2/3 page ad. Pick up a copy or take a look at the digital version.
    3. TriMet bus ads: full color ads of all six Super Heroes grace the sides of 32 Queen busses with routes from the Central Depot in Portland. Duration is now through February. 
    4. Water Closet Media: bathroom stall ads (all six Super Heroes) in 30+ locations in Portland, Vancouver and Eugene. See attached for detailed list of venues.
    5. VOICES Lecture Series: banner display at last two lectures (February and April) and pop-up symptom banner at check-in; bookmarks will be given to 900 guests at the February lecture. 

    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel; 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR

    Learn about the most recent developments in breast cancer research and treatment directly from the physicians at Compass Oncology.

    You will hear a review of the latest information presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the largest international breast cancer conference. 

    Event is free, but RSVP's are requested; Email events@CompassOncology.com 

    Schedule and more info: https://compassoncology.com/calendar/events/15244/

    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:10 PM
    • Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison, Portland

    No Whispering Allowed:
    The Only Taboo is Silence

    Alexandra Fuller has written five books including Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, a vivid account of growing up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), with white parents, in revolutionary times in an Africa that was wild, seething, and dangerous. In her powerful and humorous style, Fuller shares the importance of a speaking out as women, as minorities, as peace activists, redefining what voice is to all of us.

    Get your tickets now.

    The VOICES series is featuring the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington's new "Trust Your Gut" awareness campaign.

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Kennedy School, 5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

    Our annual Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon, is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018. The luncheon celebrates the lives of ovarian cancer survivors and those who volunteer for our organization.

    Note: we define "Survivor" as any woman who has ever received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, whether she is N.E.D. (yeah!), in current treatment for a first-time diagnosis or facing a recurrence. 

    Ovarian cancer survivors and volunteers are invited to attend free of charge. Guests are welcome to attend, but we ask that they pay a small fee for their lunch ($20 per person).

Past Educational Events

07 Feb 2018 Ruth Wariner: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
20 Jan 2018 No-Host Nosh (Lunch for Survivors & Friends)
20 Dec 2017 Webinar: BRCA Genetics in the News by Sharsheret
18 Dec 2017 Facebook Live with Dr. Bruegl and Survivor Becki McC
12 Sep 2017 Legacy Health Awareness Events
06 Sep 2017 N.E.D. Documentary Movie Screening on World Cancer Day 2015
21 Jun 2017 Ovarian Cancer Medical Update
07 May 2017 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon
05 Apr 2017 Jeanette Walls: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
11 Mar 2017 Portland Women's Expo -- Super Heroes In Session!
21 Feb 2017 Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment 2017, hosted by Compass Oncology
08 Feb 2017 Marin Alsop: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
06 Feb 2017 Webinar: Update on ACA and public policy with OCRFA Chad Ramsey
04 Dec 2016 2016 Year-End Letter: Read It Now!
28 Nov 2016 Webinar: Managing Recurrence -- What You Need to Know
16 Nov 2016 Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
07 Nov 2016 Always More to Learn -- Advances in Breast and Ovarian Cancer
05 Nov 2016 Complementary Medicine Workshop
26 Oct 2016 Webinar: Info Session on Becoming a Scientific Research Advocate
06 Oct 2016 SHARE webinar: Fear of Recurrence for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors
28 Sep 2016 Mariel Hemingway: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
28 Sep 2016 Cancer Down There
22 Sep 2016 Webinar: Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team Update
20 Sep 2016 CancerCare webinar: Update on ADVANCED Ovarian Cancer
15 Sep 2016 SHARE webinar: Strategies for Long-term Management of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
12 Sep 2016 11th Biennial Marsha Rivkin Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium
07 Sep 2016 CancerCare webinar: Update on Ovarian Cancer
20 Jun 2016 Ovarian Cancer Medical Update
23 Apr 2016 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon with Speaker Dr. Amanda Bruegl
02 Apr 2016 Women's Expo -- OvCa Advocacy
12 Mar 2016 "Woman to Woman" Mentor Training at OHSU
08 Mar 2016 Gyn Cancer Support Group Meeting in Corvallis
05 Mar 2016 Breast Cancer Issues Conference, hosted by Komen Oregon and SW WA
24 Feb 2016 Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment 2016, hosted by Compass Oncology
20 Feb 2016 Survivor Luncheon in Eugene
11 Jan 2016 Women's Cancer Support Group, hosted by Compass Oncology
10 Oct 2015 "Woman to Woman" program Mentor Training at OHSU
10 Oct 2015 Survivor Luncheon in Centralia
09 Sep 2015 Portland Proclamation Day -- Declaring September "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month"
24 Jul 2015 2015 Ovarian Cancer National Conference, hosted by OCNA
16 Jun 2015 Medical Update Seminar in partnership with Compass Oncology
06 Jun 2015 Peer Mentor Training: refresh your skills or become a NEW Peer Mentor and help women with ovarian cancer.
18 May 2015 Info Session: Everything You Want to Know About BRCA Genes, But Were Afraid to Ask
09 May 2015 Tracy Maxwell: Guest Speaker at the Survivor and Volunteer Lunch
09 May 2015 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon, with Speaker and OvCa Survivor Tracy Maxwell. Sponsored by Compass Oncology.
08 May 2015 AM Northwest Hosts Tracy Maxwell as a Guest
28 Apr 2015 CancerCare Web/Pod Cast on Ovarian Cancer
01 Apr 2015 Legacy Fitness Class
21 Mar 2015 Breast Cancer Issues Conference, hosted by Komen Oregon and SW WA
24 Feb 2015 Advancements in Breast Cancer, hosted by Compass Oncology
04 Feb 2015 N.E.D. Documentary Movie Screening on World Cancer Day 2015
10 Jun 2014 OCAOSW’s Medical Update
20 Feb 2014 Unlocking the Secrets of Cancer Growth

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

There are a number of local organizations that offer various classes, presentations, and workshops throughout the year.  Check their calendars to get the most up-to-date information about their offerings.

Compass Oncology Educational Series:


These are classes that are open to the public for the benefit of patients and family members living with cancer. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Look Good, Feel Better:


These nationwide group programs are offered in various health and community settings. Trained, volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and high quality skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women also learn how to wear wigs, scarves, and other accessories.

OHSU Fit Together Exercise Class

FIT [Functional Improvement after Treatment] Together offers evidence-based, professionally led, group exercise classes to men and women recovering from treatment for cancer. Class schedule and registration information, here.

Legacy Health Classes and Workshops


These are classes on various topics.


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