In Events, Survivors

STEFANIE GLINIANY

In this month’s Teal Talk, MOCA’s Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany shares information on our MOCA Mentor program. Whether you’re a survivor, loved one, caregiver or friend–MOCA mentors are here to listen and virtually “hold your hand.”

Right now, all of MOCA’s support programs are being offered virtually. One long running support program that has always had a virtual component is our MOCA Mentor Program. We know that a cancer diagnosis can invoke a whirlwind of emotions and feelings. Talking to someone one-on-one over the phone or email—especially right now—can be very beneficial.

Our MOCA Mentor program pairs ovarian cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones with someone who has been through a similar experience. Mentors are available for one-time phone calls or ongoing communication.

Many women feel very isolated after being diagnosed with cancer. The feelings of isolation are even more overwhelming when we can’t get together in person. MOCA Mentors are there to virtually hold your hand and walk alongside you with compassion. Mentors understand the challenges and uncertainties that come with a cancer diagnosis. They’re here to listen and provide support.

You are not alone. MOCA offers a wide range of support options. If you’re interested in being connected to a MOCA Mentor or want to learn more about any of our support programs, please reach out to me at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call 612-584-3550.