MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – More than 3,500 people took part in one of Minnesota’s biggest races Saturday.
The HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer Walk and Run was held in Edina.READ MORE: St. Paul School Board Chair Jeanelle Foster Recovering From COVID
The event raises money to benefit research funding and programs by the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, or MOCA.
One out of 72 women in this country will get ovarian cancer sometime in her life.READ MORE: What Is Proper Fall Clean-Up Etiquette? And What Methods Are Best For Your Lawn?
The goal is to create an early detection test — and a cure.
“MOCA, over the last few years, has raised $5 million dollars,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar said. “My job is to make sure the National Institutes of Health continues to perform the research and is funded as we get closer and closer to a cure.”MORE NEWS: Online Learning Apps Helping Kids Catch Up From Pandemic-Compromised School Year
The organization awarded more than $660,000 to Minnesota ovarian cancer researchers this year, setting a new record.