BLOG: A new alliance to spur on MOCA’s work

BLOG: A new alliance to spur on MOCA’s work

We’re excited to announce a new alliance here at MOCA. For the past 9 years, a group called Charlene’s Light… A Foundation for Ovarian Cancer has provided resources for Minnesota survivors.

The group held fundraising events in the Duluth-area, including lighting the Aerial Lift Bridge and Enger Tower in teal each September. And for the past several years, Charlene’s Light has provided MOCA with funds to be directed to research on early detection.

Our missions are closely aligned, which is why Charlene’s Light has decided to join forces with MOCA. Charlene’s Light executive director Kris Greer was voted on to the MOCA Board of Directors this month.

“Charlene’s Light and their supporters have done important work in supporting survivors and helping raise awareness about ovarian cancer, especially in the Duluth area,” said Kathleen Gavin, MOCA executive director. “We’re so excited that we’ll be working together to expand our services and impact.”

As part of this new alliance, MOCA will be taking on two events in Duluth this September: the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 10 and the Light Duluth Teal Gala on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Registration is open for the Light Duluth Gala, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on the Lake Superior lakefront. MOCA is also accepting sponsorship and item donations for this event. Contact MOCA Events Manager Annie Oakes for more details. Stay tuned for more information about these two exciting events in the coming weeks!