Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Mission Statement

The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness and providing education and support to women and families impacted by ovarian cancer and advancing the research needed to detect the disease early and treat it effectively.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2022, MOCA exceeded $10 million provided to ovarian cancer research, including $1.1 million to research projects in 2022 alone. $100,000 was awarded nationally for early detection. MOCA educated over 6,600 health care providers through Survivors Teaching Students, with 350 of these in 2022. MOCA's support groups were held monthly, a virtual connection for survivors, loved ones and caregivers throughout MN and NW WI. Other support groups include the Young Survivor Network and the MOCA Walking Group. MOCA's public education meetings; Living Well and Lunch and Learn, were held online in 2022. MOCA granted over $500,000 Dream Awards with 11 awarded in 2022. MOCA provided 73 MOCA Cares Kits to survivors.
Current Goals In 2023. MOCA will continue to fund ovarian cancer research for early detection, recurrrence prevention and treatment. In 2023, MOCA will award $600,000 in research grants, brining our total research funding over $10.5 million. We will award $30,000 to survivors for the purpose of making memories with loved ones through Dream Awards. We will fund $6,000 in scholarships for continuing education. MOCA will educate students through Survivors Teaching Students throughout Minnesota. MOCA will expand our support offerings by adding a monthly in-person support group as well as an afternoon of education sessions for survivors and loved ones.
Community or Constituency Served ovarian cancer survivors and their caregivers, friends and family
Geographic Area Served Those living or receiving care in Minnesota

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 08/19/2023

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4604 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-822-0500

General Information

Alternative Name: MOCA
EIN: 41-1960449
Principal Staff: Kathleen Gavin
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 5.6
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 1000
Ruling Year: 2000


Board Chair: Carol Pederson
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 10.1

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