In Events, Survivors

MOCA is here for you. We are finding new ways to support ovarian cancer survivors, loved ones and caregivers who need us now, more than ever. Our staff is committed to making sure women and families impacted by ovarian cancer receive the help and support they need. You are not alone.

We understand the importance of connection during these difficult times, which are especially challenging for women and families impacted by ovarian cancer. This is why MOCA has adapted our support offerings and our expanded outreach programs to accommodate survivors’ changing needs. We’re offering two monthly virtual support group meetings, facilitated by MOCA’s Community Support Program Manager. Our Living Well public education meetings are also being offered virtually and later posted on our website. Our MOCA Mentor program continues to offer one-on-one phone support for ovarian cancer survivors, loved ones, caregivers and friends.

As masks are becoming a necessary part of our daily lives, we’re proud to offer our Masks with love from MOCA. Our handsewn cloth masks are available free of charge to ovarian cancer survivors in Minnesota and their closest loved ones. Our MOCA Cares Kits are also available women recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and those experiencing a recurrence who reside in Minnesota or receive their care here. Cares Kits are backpacks full of comfort items such as a journal, pen, soft socks, tea, beanie and several other items.

The staff at MOCA is working hard to make sure all of our programming continues safely. We are closely following recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC as our state begins to reopen. We ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment if you need our assistance at the MOCA office.

We understand many of you may have questions about how we plan to proceed with our upcoming events including our Molly Cade Scramble for Ovarian Cancer, HOM Teal Strides and Light Duluth Teal Gala. We are working diligently to make the best decisions possible regarding these important social fundraising events. Ovarian cancer is relentless, and MOCA must continue our mission—supporting women and families impacted by ovarian cancer, educating the public and medical community about this disease and advancing important research.

Gratefully,

Kathleen Gavin
MOCA Executive Director