MOCA Resources

While the journey can be overwhelming, MOCA offers resources, help and hope to all survivors. You are not alone.

From educational meetings to mentorship to making dreams come true, MOCA is here for you at every step of your journey. For more information about MOCA resources, contact MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany.

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MOCA Care Kits

MOCA Cares Kits are designed to provide a bit of comfort to women being treated for ovarian cancer.

A MOCA Cares Kit is a small backpack filled with comfort items designed for women dealing with ovarian cancer. The backpack includes a journal, pen, MOCA mug, organic green tea, fleece blanket, soft socks, teal wristbands, a pin and an inspirational book.

Any ovarian cancer survivor who is currently receiving treatment or is within one year of finishing treatment qualifies for a MOCA Cares Kit. The survivor needs to live in Minnesota or be receiving their care in Minnesota.

To learn more about MOCA’s support offerings and how to request a MOCA Cares Kit, please contact Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany by email at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call her at 612-584-3550.

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MOCA Living Well

MOCA Living Well meetings are educational meetings that MOCA hosts several times a year for survivors, family members and friends. These meetings are free and open to the public and address timely topics relevant to ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer. These meetings are designed for women, their families and friends at any stage of a diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

2019 Meetings:

MOCA Living Well: Clinical Trials
Thursday, October 10
Learn More.

Interested in content from our past MOCA Living Well Meetings? Click here.

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MOCA Mentors

Are you a survivor or caregiver looking for support? The MOCA Mentor Program is a group of MOCA members who are available to connect over the phone and share their stories and experiences with others.

The Mentor Program includes survivors, partners of survivors, daughters who have lost their mothers to ovarian cancer, and friends of survivors.

A phone call from a survivor is offered to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who live in Minnesota or are receiving their treatment in Minnesota. You should receive a phone call within three business days of your request, but usually sooner.

If there is anything, in particular, you’d like to talk about (your stage of cancer, being a caretaker while going through treatment, a specific doctor/hospital, experiencing a recurrence, etc.), we will try to best match you to a mentor with a similar experience.

To connect with a MOCA Mentor or become a Mentor, contact Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany by email at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call her at 612-584-3550.

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MOCA Dream Awards

Helping survivors live life to the fullest and achieve their dreams

Thanks to a generous donor, for more than 10 years MOCA has made the dreams of ovarian cancer survivors come true through MOCA Dream Awards.

Read on for eligibility details and information on the application process.

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Jodie’s Fund

Travel to Camp Mak-A-Dream

MOCA has funds available to support travel costs to and from the Ovarian Cancer Survivors’ Retreat at Camp Mak-A-Dream near Missoula, Montana.

The family of Jodie Rychwalski has generously set up this fund in her memory. To find details on eligibility and the application process, click below.