SafeJourney Provides A Safe Haven For Domestic Violence VictimsOne in four women will suffer abuse from a partner. On occasion, men are also victims. At least 16 Minnesota women were killed by their partners in 2014. There's a small group of Minnesotans trying to change that number. They help victims take the first step to get out, which can be much more complicated than it sounds.
'Trees Of Hope' Raises Over $10K For MN Adult & Teen ChallengeThe "Trees of Hope" campaign continues here at WCCO and we want to thank everyone who helped support Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.
Nonprofit Helps Minnesota Veteran Overcome AlcoholismPeople from all walks of life can struggle with addiction, and the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge program helps them give back to others who are going through similar experiences.
Grandmother Overcomes Drugs To Help Other AddictsOn Wednesday, Dec. 9, WCCO is hosting a phone bank as part of our "Trees of Hope" series. WCCO will be raising funds for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. MnTC helps thousands of people overcome drug addiction and lead healthy and productive lives.
Minnesota Rehabilitation Nonprofit Helps Woman Face Difficult PastAll season long, WCCO is shining a light on Minnesota groups that could use your help to make the holiday brighter. The series is called "Trees of Hope."
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.
'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.
'Trees Of Hope' Campaign Raises Over $406KAll December long, WCCO featured stories of hope and raised money for four different charities – and, by all accounts, it was a huge success.
Daughter's Early Birth Challenges Military FamilySometimes a service member's experience during deployment pales compared with what they go through when they return home.
Nat'l Guardswoman Makes Difficult Choice To Leave Newborn For KuwaitThe holiday season is a time when many families come together. But this year, thousands of families will have to celebrate a world apart.
Businessman Makes Large Donation To Military Foundation In Honor Of Fmr. ClientA Minnesota businessman made a very large donation to the WCCO Trees of Hope campaign for the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, to honor a very special military family.