Community Involvement

goca_logo_no_text_paths-150x150On December 30, 2008 Natalie Nardone lost her mother to an eight year battle with ovarian cancer.  Her mother was 49 years old when diagnosed. Teal, found throughout NCG’s identity and branding, is the color representing ovarian cancer.

NCG is a proud supporter of the movement to reduce the occurrence of ovarian cancer through prevention, detection and treatment. Our company color is teal, the nationally recognized color of ovarian cancer, as a show of solidarity and support for those who have been affected by ovarian cancer.

As such, NCG is involved in supporting the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA). The mission of GOCA is to increase awareness and educate Georgia’s women and their families as well as the healthcare community about risks, symptoms, and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection. GOCA serves the state of Georgia with public outreach programs, education and awareness, and fundraising events.  Natalie serves as their Treasurer.

According to the National Canter Institute at the National Institutes of Health, there were an estimated 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2012, and 15,500 deaths. We at NCG are committed to reducing these numbers through awareness and education.

For more information on ovarian cancer, please visit the following:

Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/DS00293

U.S. National Library of Medicine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001891/

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition: http://www.ovarian.org/

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance: http://www.ovariancancer.org/