November 28, 2017 05:32 PM
Any diagnosis that includes the word "cancer" can be terrifying. The folks at the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance know that.
They are working to educate women about ovarian cancer and support them as they go through treatment.
A new initiative launching in early 2018 is called MOCA Cares Kits.
"We are really excited to be launching these," MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany said.
The kits are basically care packages filled with small comforts for someone going through a fight against ovarian cancer.
"We wanted to be really meaningful about what we put in these kits. We didn't want to just send stuff," Gliniany said. "So that's why we really thought ... if you were getting this as a survivor, what would make you feel that comfort?"
It will be delivered in a backpack and filled with items like a teal journal and inspirational book. Plus, there are physical comforts such as fuzzy socks and a coffee mug with herbal tea.
"Anyone diagnosed with ovarian cancer, if you're newly diagnosed, if you're in treatment, if you're new to MOCA, really, if you have a diagnosis, you can get one of these lovely care packages," Gliniany explained.
They hope that the kits will also connect patients to MOCA and all of its resources, including support groups for survivors or their loved ones.
People can order them online for themselves or a loved one. They will be available early 2018.
"We want them to know that MOCA cares, and we're here for them, and they're not alone," Gliniany said. "So we hope that this just brings some comfort to some of these survivors."
You can donate to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance here.
Updated: November 28, 2017 05:32 PM
Created: November 24, 2017 08:56 PM
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