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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 & Women’s Cancer Retreat at Camp Mak-A-Dream outside of Missoula, Montana. Camp Mak-A-Dream (www.campdream.org) 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 Fall Ovarian Cancer Retreat and are either residents of Minnesota or living in the surrounding state and receiving treatment in Minnesota. Applicants must be first-time attendees at Camp Mak-A-Dream.

The Fall Ovarian Cancer Retreat is August 25-29, 2022. 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 Fall Ovarian Cancer 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, July 25, 2022.

Click here to apply for Jodie’s Fund.

Step 3: Jodie’s Fund applicants will be notified regarding acceptance on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Questions about Jodie’s Fund? Please call MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at (612) 584-3550 or at sgliniany@mnovarian.org.