Light Duluth Teal Gala Another Success

Updated: September 08, 2019 09:44 AM

A night of inspiring hope for survivors, and shining love on families who've lost women to ovarian cancer. Light Duluth Teal Gala 2019 was another success.

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Hosted by the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, MOCA, the event gives people a chance to support one another and support the cause, financially. Businesses and people from around the state pitched in to make it a first class event.

Now in its 7th year, the gala included a dinner, silent auction, live auction, and speakers. Dr. Amanika Kumar, a gynecologic oncologist from Mayo Clinic, addressed the crowd.

So did a young survivor, Kate Hunt, who is celebrating 10 years of survivorship this month.

When it grew dark, the crowd could see the Aerial Lift Bridge, which was lit up in teal for the event. "It's a powerful sign to our Duluth community, letting everyone know that MOA is here for them," shared Kris Greer, board chair of MOCA. She's a Duluth native, and an 18-year survivor of ovarian cancer.

MOCA is celebrating 20 years of progress against the disease. Still, the work continues, to find an early detection test and a cure.

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