BLOG: A September to remember

BLOG: A September to remember

9.30.13 September was truly a month to celebrate and raise awareness as MOCA led off ovarian cancer awareness activities throughout the state! From the HOM Silent No More Walk/Run, to our Tie it Teal campaign, to events like Tie it Teal Night with the Twins, we joined forces with our supporters to make an impact. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the month! 

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In the weeks leading up to the HOM Silent No More Walk/Run, billboards and television ads were seen throughout the metro, helping to drive participants to the event and raise awareness of what MOCA does.

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MOCA officially ushered in Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month on the evening of September 1st by working with the City of Minneapolis and MNDOT to turn Minneapolis’ 35W Bridge teal! It truly was a sight of hope and inspiration to those who saw it that evening.

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On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 7, Rosland Park in Edina was a sea of teal as we held the HOM Silent No More Walk/Run. With 3,400 participants, it was our biggest and most successful Walk/Run ever! Media coverage from the Star Tribune, KARE 11 and KSTP, among others, helped us carry our message even farther.

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There was so much inspiration to be found that day!

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Our second annual Tie it Teal Night with the Twins was a fun way to raise awareness and educate a new crowd on the symptoms of ovarian cancer. We handed out symptom cards and shoelaces, and played our Tie it Teal video on the big screen, thanks to the help of the Twins!

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There was even teal on the field as ovarian cancer survivor and MOCA Board President Carol Luukkonen threw out the first pitch that night.

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And throughout the month, Tie it Teal continued to raise awareness at schools and with youth teams throughout Minnesota, as we gave away nearly 2,500 laces to more than 50 teams throughout the state. Many teams held special awareness nights, handed out symptom cards and hung up posters at their schools.

It was an amazing month – but we couldn’t do it without your support! We want to thank everyone who supported MOCA’s efforts during September.