MOCA Fundraising Fuels 'U' Ovarian Cancer ResearchThey may be some of the most sacred people in our country right now – cancer researchers. It can seem like cancer is everywhere and everyone wants a cure, but some types are harder than others to fight. Ovarian cancer is one of them. It hits 1 in 72 women and 50 percent of those women pass away within five years.
MOCA Continues Fight Against Ovarian Cancer Through Fundraising ResearchNow through Christmas, WCCO is shining a light on Minnesota groups who could use your help to make the season brighter. It's our "Trees of Hope" campaign. To kick off the campaign, WCCO is decked out in teal to support MOCA – the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
Sandra Peterson, Former State Rep. & Union Leader, Dead At 79Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota's two largest teachers' unions, has died. She was 79.
Ovarian Cancer Walk Draws 3,500 PeopleMore than 3,500 people took part in one of Minnesota's biggest races Saturday.
Edina Hosts Fun Run To Help Fight Ovarian CancerHelp fight cancer while getting a work out! Edina's Roseland Park is hosting HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Mayo Clinic Works To Develop Ovarian Cancer VaccineThere are no early detection tests for ovarian cancer, and 56 percent of women diagnosed with the disease die within five years. That's why the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) spends most of their budget on funding research.
Ovarian Cancer At 17, And Now A Mom-To-Be At 34This week we're spotlighting MOCA, the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in 1 in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it's not a cancer people know much about. The average age for a woman to be diagnosed is 63. But doctors told Kristen Miles she had the disease when she was just 17.
Meet She-Rah, The Ovarian Cancer Superhero!This week WCCO is spotlighting MOCA -- the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance -- as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in one in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it's not a cancer people know much about. On the Nicollet Mall, Sara Langworthy stands dressed in teal, a superhero headdress, outfit and boots. She's stopping people and handing out symptom cards.
Phone Bank Raises More Than $14K For Ovarian Cancer ResearchThis week, WCCO-TV is featuring the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Society Alliance for its Trees of Hope Campaign. In one day, WCCO-TV viewers raised more than $14,000 for cancer research by calling in.
Young Ovarian Cancer Survivor Meets Her Hockey HeroThe average age for a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is 63, so it was a shock when a 7-year-old Minnesota girl found out she had it. We first introduced you to Harlie Corneliusen in September. After chemo and some dark days, she is now free of cancer.
Mother, Daughter Both Diagnosed With Ovarian CancerEleven years ago, an Andover family knew almost nothing about ovarian cancer. Now, the three generations -- five grandchildren, three sisters, a mom and a dad -- are now some of the strongest advocates for it.
WCCO Anchor's Family Hit Hard By Ovarian CancerThis week, WCCO-TV is featuring the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance in its Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer can be deadly because there are no early detection tests and by the time it's diagnosed, it's often advanced. WCCO-TV's Kim Johnson's family has been touched by the disease after her mother was diagnosed in 2007.