Laura Clark – Hansen’s
As you may know, WOCA lost a valuable member of our team on November 30th, 2016. Laura Clark – Hansen touched so many lives throughout her life. Even when she became sick again, she never wanted it to be about that. Her goal in life was simple. She wanted to make everyone around her know how important they were, and that she believed in them. Because of Laura’s determination to care for others, we felt that this was the best way to honor her legacy. In 2021, WOCA will be sending three ovarian cancer survivors to “CAMP-MAK-A-DREAM” in her memory. This is a weeklong camp held bi-annually in Montana that’s sole purpose is to connect ladies who are going through the same journey.
The camp itself is free for ovarian cancer survivors, yet transportation to the camp is at the expense of each attendee. WOCA will be providing 3 travel scholarships (up to $650.00) to those women accepted into the camp. “CAMP-MAK-A-DREAM” holds two sessions annually. Due to COVID-19 the 2021 Spring Sessions were held virtually. The Fall Session is listed below.
Fall Session: Sept 9th-13th.
In order to apply for the travel scholarship, each survivor will need to complete the 3 step application process through “CAMP-MAK-A-DREAM”. This can be completed at www.campdream.org. Once the application is complete and the survivor is notified of their acceptance, they will need to forward that acceptance email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Two scholarships will be given to the Spring Session and 2 will be given the Fall Session. Due to the tight time constraint for the spring session, if 2 scholarships are not awarded to the spring session, 4 will be awarded to the fall session. After the acceptance letters are sent to myself, the scholarship winners will be selected and notified by:
If we are unable to grant your scholarship request, attendance of “CAMP-MAK-A-DREAM” will be at each applicant’s own expense.
Ashley A. Wagner
Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Please Send Hats tells Laura Clark-Hansen's moving and often hilarious story of cancer survival. She combines vibrant reflections on her Baby Boomer past as she tells the story about the transformative power that cancer can have as it . . . Rearranges the present . . . Evokes memories of the past, and . . . Forever changes the future.
Please Send Hats emphasizes the importance of early detection, teaches the warning signs of ovarian cancer that we can all be watchful for, while providing hope and inspiration for survivors, their caregivers, and their loved ones.
The overall message is one of hope and healing as it follows her journey to rebuild, reclaim, and revitalize a life battered and bruised by illness.