BLOG: September: A Month to Remember

BLOG: September: A Month to Remember


10.4.12 September was truly a month to remember! It was hard to miss all the teal through the state, whether you were at the 13th Annual Silent No More Walk/Run, Tie it Teal Night with the Minnesota Twins and the Saint Paul Saints, or at a local high school sports game featuring a team who was supporting MOCA by lacing up in teal. Thousands of supporters joined in the fun and sported teal t-shirts, laces, car magnets and more.

Here are just a few of the high points we achieved in September:

– Governor Dayton, Mayor R. T Rybak and three other Mayors across Minnesota proclaimed September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

– The 35W Bridge was lit up in teal for the first time ever on the night of Friday, Sept. 7.

– The Minnesota Twins invited a group of MOCA survivors and supporters on the field during “Tie it Teal Night with the Twins,” and showed MOCA’s awareness video featuring KARE 11’s Rena Sarigianopoulos.

– More than 3,000 runners and walkers came out for the 13th Annual Silent No More Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer, which included a special appearance from Minnesota Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.

– More than 100 Minnesota youth sports teams wore teal laces to support the cause, with more than a dozen teams planning awareness nights to raise funds for MOCA.

– The Minnesota media helped educate the public about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, with more than a dozen stories placed about our efforts, including KARE 11, WCCO and the Star Tribune.

September may be over… but MOCA’s commitment to raising awareness isn’t. You can continue to purchase your teal gear at throughout the year.

Awareness is a main mission of MOCA’s – and we’ll continue to raise awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer throughout the year. If you have creative ideas on how to continue to Tie it Teal with us, contact the MOCA office at (612) 822-0500. And be sure to mark your calendar for September 2013 – when we plan to Tie it Teal again!