Special shopping trip for survivors of ovarian cancer thanks to MOCA and maurices

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Survivors of ovarian cancer were treated to a free shopping spree at maurices on Wednesday afternoon. It was in their sample room, where there were hundreds of items to choose from.

This was a social event organized by the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, also known as MOCA.

One of the survivors, Chickie Broman, worked for maurices back in the day, and even helped open the first store at the Miller Hill Mall.

She’s so grateful to MOCA, because of the research funding and support. She’s in a clinical trial right now, and it’s really helping. “And God bless, I’m 88% cancer free!” she exclaimed.

“MOCA is always there, standing behind us no matter what happens,” she said through tears.

maurices has been a longtime supporter of MOCA and the Light Duluth Teal event in Duluth.

Kris Greer, a spokesperson for MOCA and longtime survivor herself, said she asked last winter about a shopping day like this. “They are a wonderful organization that cares about women. So it’s a great fit, with the shopping and support gathering on the terrace.”

Laura Sieger, Chief Marketing Officer for maurices, added that shopping events like this are their favorite kind of days.

“It’s one thing to write a check. But it’s another to have our associates get involved, with real women who are having a tough time. And make a difference in their lives.”

For more info about MOCA: https://mnovarian.org/