Plans Announced For ‘Light Duluth Teal 2021′ For Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month In September
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the annual tradition of lighting some of Duluth's landmarks teal as part of it will happen again this year.
The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance's annual "Light the Night" campaign across the state will once again see several Duluth landmarks joining in the cause by lighting their structures teal for a couple nights in September.
Light The Night and the Light Duluth Teal Gala fundraising event are some of the many events MOCA is part of each September that aim to share information from ovarian cancer survivors and spread awareness about the signs and symptoms women need to be aware of for this often hard to detect form of cancer.
MOCA shares that more than 21,000 women each year in the United States are impacted by ovarian cancer. They also explain that this type of cancer can be very hard to detect in early stages, as there is currently no early detection test and symptoms like bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, fatigue and urinary urgency or frequency are often mistaken for other problems. Because of this, many cases are diagnosed in later stages, when it is harder to treat.
Both Light the Night and the Duluth gala are scheduled for mid-September, with Duluth landmarks like the DECC, Radisson Hotel, Glensheen Mansion, and Silos at Pier B among things that will be lit teal on the evenings of Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11. The Light Duluth Teal Gala will be held that Saturday night, the 11th, at the DECC.
The gala will include live and silent auctions, games, a dinner, and inspirational speakers. One of the speakers that will be at this year's gala is Minnesota teacher Kelly Klein, who was featured in news coverage earlier this year as she taught her kindergarten class remotely while receiving treatment for ovarian cancer. The event will be hosted by WDIO's Renee Passal and starts at 6 pm on Saturday, September 11. More information here.
A few of the other events MOCA is putting on in the coming weeks include "Tie It Teal with the Twins" night at Target Field as Minnesota takes on Cleveland on August 17 and HOM Teal Strides walk/run event at Roseland Park in Edina.