Providing Education

Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the “silent killer” because the symptoms are easy to overlook until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance wants to turn up the volume on the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer to promote earlier detection and better treatment outcomes. MOCA does this through a multi-faceted information campaign aimed at medical professionals, lawmakers, and the community at large.

Community Ed Meetings

MOCA hosts several educational meetings each year for ovarian cancer survivors, family members and friends. These meetings are free and open to the public. This page provides registration information for upcoming meetings.

Medical Education Initiatives

Educating doctors, nurses, and medical students to achieve earlier diagnosis and better treatment for ovarian cancer is a critical component of MOCA’s mission.

Health Fairs and Conferences

MOCA exhibits at events throughout the year in public, medical, educational and cancer-specific settings. Feel free to suggest events for MOCA to attend; we’re especially interested in reaching out to areas of Minnesota beyond the Twin Cities.

Legislative Advocacy

MOCA partners with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to influence lawmakers and policy makers.

Parade Awareness Initiative

Does your community have a summer celebration that includes a parade? One of the ways MOCA raises awareness of ovarian cancer is by providing a parade float that can be “checked out” and used in parades around Minnesota.

MOCA/Ovarian Cancer in the Media

Here are some recent news stories from TV, radio, newspapers, and other media outlets that have mentioned the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance or ovarian cancer initiatives within the state.

Awareness Merchandise (MOCA Store)

Spread the word about ovarian cancer and show your support for the survivors in your life with educational materials and awareness accessories like bracelets and pins.

Survivor Stories

I want to encourage other survivors to find inner tools that can create new possibilities for themselves despite the disease.

Ovarian cancer survivors share their stories, because no one should have to face this disease alone.
Read their stories here »