Jodie’s Fund

Travel to Camp Mak-A-Dream

Jodie’s Fund: Now Accepting Applications

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 Spring 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.

The Spring Ovarian Cancer Survivors’ Retreat is April 30th – May 4th, 2020. Through MOCA, Jodie’s Fund is able to provide a maximum of $500 for round trip travel to an accepted applicant. Camp Mak-A-Dream provides free transportation between the Missoula airport and camp.

Applying to Jodie’s Fund:

Step 1: Apply to Camp Mak-A-Dream. Applicants for the Spring Ovarian Cancer Survivor’s Retreat will be notified by Camp Mak-A-Dream regarding acceptance.

Step 2: Once accepted to Camp Mak-A-Dream, apply to Jodie’s Fund through MOCA. Apply by Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

Click here to apply.

Step 3: Jodie’s Fund applicants will be notified regarding acceptance on Thursday, March 26th, 2020.

Questions about Jodie’s Fund? Call Stefanie Gliniany at (612) 584-3550 or email