Memorial Fund Donations

Anita and Walter Lubov Fund

Anita Lubov was an oncology nurse in Ohio who died from ovarian cancer in 1999. This fund, established by her family, provides scholarships for currently practicing oncology nurses from Minnesota to attend national educational conferences. With the opportunity to attend relevant seminars and other events, nurses can improve their care of women with ovarian cancer, increase their knowledge of the disease, and educate their medical colleagues.

Shelly Ross Memorial Fund

Shelly Ross, one of the founding members of MOCA, died from ovarian cancer on Mother’s Day of 2000. Before passing away, she expressed an interest in supporting MOCA in a lasting way, with the hope that her daughters and granddaughters would not have to travel the same path she did. Shelly’s family and friends honored her request by creating and endowing this fund, which helps fund ovarian cancer research in Minnesota, educate the community about ovarian cancer and promote the importance of early detection.

Raine Snyder Fund

Lorraine (“Raine”) Snyder died from ovarian cancer in 2006, after being misdiagnosed for more than four years. It was Raine’s wish “that physicians act with mindfulness and humanity in treating patients and so that each and every woman has access to the best medical care possible.” This fund was established to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms and educate health care providers about the importance of early detection, effective testing, and treatment.

It’s easy to donate directly to any of these funds.

To contribute a particular fund, simply specify the fund when you make your online donation or fill out the form for donations by mail.


MOCA Donation Form (PDF)

Call the MOCA office at (612) 822-0500 with questions (or to donate by phone).

If you would like to establish a memorial fund in the name of a loved one, please contact MOCA Executive Director Kathleen Gavin at

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