WOCD is held each year on May 8th. It was established in 2013, by a group of leaders from ovarian cancer patient advocacy organizations from around the world. These leaders saw the need to take global action to raise awareness about the disease and to bring together the ovarian cancer community in solidarity in the fight against this disease.
Since 2013, WOCD has grown from strength to strength. It is supported by over 130 patient advocacy organizations from around the world – and has a social media reach of more than 400,000. WOCD is now the flagship awareness-raising initiative of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition.