- Membership is open to any organization with an interest in reducing the burden of cancer in Ohio and which meets all membership requirements. Membership in the OPCC is to be inclusive and continuously open and should reflect the geographic, racial, and cultural diversity of Ohio.
- Any organization meeting the eligibility requirements shall be eligible for membership, provided that the organization is nominated for membership by another OPCC member organization. The nomination shall be sent to the Co-Chairs, who shall report it at the next regular meeting of the OPCC. The nominated organization shall then be voted upon by the OPCC voting membership. A majority vote of the members present shall elect an organization to membership.
- An individual (not representing an organization) may submit a request for membership to the Executive Board, who may or may not choose to nominate the individual for membership. An individual nominated for membership by the Executive Board will then be voted upon by the OPCC voting membership. A majority vote of the members present shall elect the individual to membership.
Classes of Membership
There are two (2) classes of membership in the OPCC, Active Member Representatives and Associate Member Representatives, which shall have certain requirements and benefits.
I've been cancer free for two years and six months. What a miracle! I believe an important part of my recovery is having a positive attitude. Since there is only a 1% survival rate with pancreatic cancer, it would be easy to feel sorry for myself and wallow in fear. But life is short, and I thank God every day that I am alive and cancer free.
Janice Cicero, Burghill,
Pancreatic Cancer Survivor