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Ovarian Cancer Support Groups – Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

2017 SUPPORT GROUPS AND PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN AFFECTED BY OVARIAN CANCER

We’re here for survivors and loved ones. For support and to learn about MOCA’s programs for ovarian cancer survivors contact Stefanie Gliniany, Community Support Program Manager, at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or 612-584-3550.

MOCA Connections. We invite women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their loved ones to join us to connect with each other, share information, and gain support. Registration is appreciated: www.mnovarian.org or 612-584-3550. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Minneapolis

Every Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:00 am at MOCA (4604 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 55407). Coffee, tea, and treats provided.

2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at MOCA (4604 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 55407). Coffee, tea, and treats provided.

Rochester: This group meets at 5:30 pm at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (411 Second St. NW, Rochester, 55901) on the following dates:

  • Monday, January 9th
  • Monday, March 6th
  • Monday, May 8th                                 
  • Monday, July 10th
  • Monday, September 11th
  • Monday, November 6th

 

Care for Caregivers. This is a support group for families, partners, and other caregivers of ovarian cancer survivors. Come connect with others, share, vent, and laugh. You are not alone. Registration is appreciated: www.mnovarian.org or 612-584-3550. Walk-ins are always welcome.

  •  3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm at MOCA (4604 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 55407). Coffee, tea, and treats provided.

 

Coffee in the Community. Join Stefanie once a month at local coffee shops throughout the Twin Cities metro. Feel free to come talk, listen, or just sit. No pressure and no registration necessary. The dates and monthly locations will be listed on the MOCA website in advance. 

Young Survivor Network.  The members of this group are women dealing with gynecologic cancer diagnoses who range in age from late teens to early 40s. They deal with issues which are unique to them such as early menopause, loss of fertility, dating after diagnosis, and sexuality and body image.  The Young Survivor Network meets regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit the MOCA website or call Stefanie Gliniany at 612-584-3550.

Men of MOCA. Ovarian cancer doesn’t just impact women- partners, husbands, brothers, sons, friends, and more are impacted when a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. MOCA provides peer-to-peer support for men through the Men of MOCA support group and Mentor Program. For more information about the Men of MOCA group and upcoming activities or for peer-to-peer support, contact Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.com or 612-584-3550.

MOCA Mentor Program.  MOCA Mentors connect one-to-one over the phone to share their stories and experiences with others. Mentors include survivors, partners of survivors, caregivers and daughters of ovarian cancer survivors. You will receive a phone call within 3 business days of your request, but usually sooner. To connect with a MOCA Mentor or become a mentor, contact Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call 612-584-3550.

In addition to these programs, we offer meetings throughout the year on specific topics relevant to ovarian cancer survivorship and caregiving. Please join our mailing list and check the website for more information.

All support programs are free. To register visit www.mnovarian.org. For more information contact Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or 612-584-3550.