Meet One Of The 1st Babies Of 2016!A Twin Cities boy could not wait to greet the new year! Miles Ruddy is one of the first babies born in 2016. His mother, Melissa, gave birth at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
Ovarian & Breast Cancer Survivor Urges Genetic TestingMOCA is a name you'll hear us say a lot this week. It stands for Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. The group raises money to fight ovarian cancer -- the fifth deadliest cancer of women -- within the state. Now, MOCA has a story they want to share a story with a Hollywood twist.
After A Struggle With Ovarian Cancer, Couple's New Love EmergesWCCO has been going teal all week. It's the color for ovarian cancer awareness, a cancer that affects 1 in 72 women. And it's a cancer that kills more than half of those women within five years of diagnosis.
'Spin It Teal': Ovarian Cancer Survivor Founds Cycling EventWCCO spoke with a ovarian cancer survivor who is fresh off of chemo and showing no signs of weakness. Believe it or not, the gym is her happy place.
MOCA Helps Make Ovarian Cancer Patients' Dreams Come TrueAround 400 Minnesota women get the same scary diagnosis each year -- ovarian cancer. The average age to get the news is 63, but younger Minnesotans are also affected. Twenty-six-year-old new mom Wendy Thurston and her husband have had an exhausting five months.
The High Difficulty Of Diagnosing Ovarian CancerIt is a type of cancer known for being one of the "bad ones." Fifty percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not make it past five years. It is not necessarily because it is so hard to treat -- it is because ovarian cancer is so hard to find.
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.