MOCA Dream Awards

MOCA Dream Awards

Helping survivors live life to the fullest and achieve their dreams

Thanks to generous donors, MOCA provides funding to help survivors live life to the fullest and achieve their dreams. MOCA can assist ovarian cancer survivors through the MOCA Dream Award program.

MOCA Dream Awards are designed to be used by the survivor to:

  • Help her on her healing journey
  • Strengthen her connection to her family or community
  • Help her do something that she might not be able to do without a MOCA Dream Award

MOCA provides Dream Awards at three levels:

  • Awards up to $5,000
  • Awards up to $2,500
  • Awards up to $1,000

*NEW in 2021: The Jenna Simon Memorial Dream Award

  • Up to $2,500 for one family to experience a special place or event together

Who is eligible for a Dream Award?

Any woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer living in Minnesota (or living in a surrounding state but receiving treatment in Minnesota) is eligible to apply for a MOCA Dream Award. However, preference will be given to women currently in active treatment for ovarian cancer, with the exception of women applying for funding to help support expanding their family (IVF or adoption).

A family member or friend can apply for a MOCA Dream Award on a survivor’s behalf.

Application information:

All dreams will be considered, but please note categories excluded for a MOCA Dream Award include: cosmetic surgery, medical or legal expenses (except those involved with expanding a survivor’s family), bills or health insurance and home improvements.

Women who have previously won a MOCA Dream Award are ineligible for another award.

MOCA Dream Award Applications are due Monday, October 3, 2022. Recipients will be notified in late October/early November. Dream Awards will be presented to recipients at MOCA Awards Night, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the Wilder Center in St. Paul.

Please click here to download the application form, if you are in need of a different format–please contact MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.org.

Submit MOCA Dream Award applications by October 3, 2022, to MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or mail to:

Stefanie Gliniany
4604 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55447