BLOG: Walk, run, STRIDE! Introducing HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer.

BLOG: Walk, run, STRIDE! Introducing HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer.


3.5.14 As we celebrate MOCA’s 15th anniversary this year, I can’t help but remember the stories I heard from our founding members of the first few years of the Silent No More Walk/Run, our annual event that many of our members join us at each September.

In those early years, hundreds of MOCA’s founding members, friends and family came together, united in the desire to do everything we could to defeat this disease.  I have been fortunate over the last twelve years to watch MOCA’s annual event grow from hundreds of people to more than 3,500.  However, our crowd still remains united in the same mission – to fund research, provide support and to educate the public and medical community about ovarian cancer.

Today, ovarian cancer is no longer a “silent disease” as MOCA and our members work each day to spread that message far and wide!  As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of what has become one of the largest statewide ovarian cancer walk/runs in the country, we’re officially breaking the silence on this disease. We’re excited to have so many wonderful partner sponsors – including HOM Furniture as the event’s title sponsor – joining us in our efforts.

We are so excited to announce the new name of our annual walk/run: HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer. It is the perfect way to embrace our signature color – teal – while also showing the world what we all do together to make strides against this disease.



The name may be new, but our fun 5K run, 2K walk and Kids’ Fun Run at Edina’s Rosland Park remains the same.  We will have some fun new additions for our 15th year, including costume contests and more.  I can’t wait for our new fresh look on our tried and true tradition!   Registration is now open for HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer, and we hope you get started early.   Feel free to register now, create a team and invite your friends and family to fundraise with you to make a difference.

We’ve made strides against the disease in the past 15 years. But there’s so much more work to be done. Let’s keep working, united together in teal.

Lisa Barnholdt

HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer Co-Chair