Blog: Applications now accepted for Jodie’s Fund

Blog: Applications now accepted for Jodie’s Fund

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2.19.15 MOCA has funds available to support travel costs to and from the ovarian cancer survivors’ retreat at Camp Mak-A-Dream outside of Missoula, Montana. Camp Mak-A-Dream ( is designed to give survivors the chance to connect with others, relax, recharge and participate in outdoor activities in the beautiful Big Sky Country of Montana.

Although the camp is free, participants must pay travel costs to and from Missoula, Montana. MOCA member and recipient of a MOCA Dream Award, Jodie Rychwalski, enjoyed Camp Mak-A-Dream retreats twice. When Jodie passed away, she and her family entrusted MOCA with a fund dedicated to defray the costs of travel to Camp Mak-A-Dream in order to make the experience more accessible.

Applications for Jodie’s Fund are open to women who have been accepted for the May ovarian cancer survivor retreat and are either residents of Minnesota, or living in the surrounding state and receiving treatment in Minnesota. Applicants must also must be first time attendees at Camp Mak-A-Dream.

Recipients of Jodie’s Fund must agree to allow MOCA to disclose or publish, in whatever manner deemed appropriate, any information

regarding this award and the receipt of the award, including but not limited to recipient’s name, diagnosis, etc.

The spring 2015 ovarian cancer survivors’ retreat is April 30 – May 4, 2015. Through MOCA, Jodie’s Fund is able to provide a maximum of $500 for round trip travel to accepted applicants. (Camp Mak-A-Dream provides free transportation between the Missoula airport and camp.) One Jodie’s Fund recipient will be randomly selected from the qualified applicants.

Applying to Jodie’s Fund:

Step 1: Apply to Camp Mak-A-Dream. Applicants for the May ovarian cancer survivors’ retreat will be notified by Camp Mak-A-Dream regarding acceptance on March 1.

Step 2: Once accepted to Camp Mak-A-Dream, apply to Jodie’s Fund through MOCA. Apply by March 16. Click here for Jodie’s Fund application.

Step 3: Jodie’s Fund applicants will be notified regarding acceptance on March 19.

Questions about Jodie’s Fund? Call the MOCA office at (612)822-0500 or contact Chris Wick at