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Duluth lighting up teal for ovarian cancer

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DULUTH, MN-- September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Landmarks around Duluth will be lighting up teal this weekend to raise awareness.

Five landmarks will be lit blue: the DECC, Enger Tower, Glensheen Mansion, the silos at Pier B, and the Radisson Hotel.

According to Kris Greer, the Board Chair for the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), there's no early detection test for ovarian cancer.

Greer is a cancer survivors herself.

She said it's often caught in later stages, making treatment and survival more difficult.

Greer said all women need to know the symptoms, which can be subtle.

"Symptoms such as bloating, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, pelvic or abdominal pain, as well as some urinary issues and if a woman has any of these symptoms for more than two weeks, she should go to her doctor and discuss," said Greer.

MOCA is holding their "Light Duluth Teal" gala at the DECC on Saturday, September 11.

Tickets are still available. Call 612-822-0500 for information.

You can also take part in their online auction. Click here for details.

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