2020 was a stressful year, especially for women battling mucinous ovarian cancer. The difficulties associated with the disease were made worse by safety concerns and need to stay at home. To start 2021 on a more positive note, the Mucinous Ovarian Cancer Coalition is pleased to launch a new series called, Breathe. The program’s goal is to offer virtual classes and workshops throughout 2021 that help women with MOC and their family caregivers find balance and peace. Each is offered at no cost.
Women Supporting Women Saturday, March 20th at 12:00 pm
Creating a Watercolor Sketchbook Journal Tuesday, April 6th, 13th, & 20th at 6:30 pm Well known artist and author Catherine Carey will teach participants how to create one of her popular watercolor sketchbook journals. Classes will cover techniques, composition, values, and more. We will learn the basic steps to get from the first idea to the finished painting. Supply list will be emailed to registered participants. (MOCC will happily furnish supplies for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate.)
Women Supporting Women Saturday April 17th at 12:00 pm
Planting a Sensory Container Garden Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00 pm Gardening has proven therapeutic benefits ranging from reducing stress to boosting mood. Master gardener Vicki Gallagher of the famed 577 Foundation will show us how to create container gardens filled with herbs, flowers, and veggies. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to pair flowers and vegetables, create a “Companions in the Kitchen” container, and discover the aromatherapy value of different scents. To Register for Any Class Listed Above
All classes and support group sessions are free of charge, and open to any woman with mucinous ovarian cancer and their family caregivers. You will only need access to Zoom on a device or laptop. To register, send us your name and email address and indicate which class(es) you are registering for. For most classes, the instructor will email you a Zoom invitation a week prior to the class. Our email is Hope4MOC@gmail.com.
Gentle Yoga with Jennifer Saturday, January 23rd at 2:00 pm Yoga is well known for nurturing the body, mind, and spirit. Jennifer will lead a class designed to help participants release tension and develop better breathing, while also improving strength and flexibility. The class will last 30 – 40 minutes.
Women Supporting Women Saturday, February 20th at 12:00 pm
Introduction to Watercolor Painting Friday, February 26th at 6:30 pm One of MOCC’s favorite artists, Connie Stose, will teach participants the basic techniques of watercolor painting. A supply list will be emailed to participants after registration. Please note, we will gladly send supplies to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to join.