Photo of the Aerial Lift Bridge in Teal by Peter Greer

Photo of the Aerial Lift Bridge in Teal by Peter Greer

Dear Supporters,

I want to let you know of a big, exciting change that will be happening soon! Please click here to read my letter to all of you.

Warmly,
Kristine Greer
Executive Director

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SAVE THE DATE!
Light Duluth Teal will be happening September 22nd and 23rd, 2017! Come see the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge and Enger Tower shine teal in Duluth, Minnesota! Please join us at the Dinner Gala at the DECC September 23rd! Come play golf and help us raise dollars for ovarian cancer research! The Elizabeth Busche Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, September 10th at Enger Golf Course in Duluth. It’s a sell-out every year! Registration will be open soon at www.mnovarian.org.

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CL OVawareness FB Post 5b

The importance of ovarian cancer awareness can’t be emphasized enough!  Early detection of ovarian cancer can dramatically increase a patient’s 5-year survival rate. Know these symptoms and contact your doctor if they continue for more than two weeks. Please spread the word to your family and friends!

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The Mission of Charlene’s Light:

  • Educate women and the community about symptoms of ovarian cancer
  • Raise money for ovarian cancer research
  • Provide support and hope for patients and families

The following video was created by JoAnn Martin, a Charlene’s Light board member who passed away in September 2013.  This video is for all women. It describes the early symptoms of Ovarian Cancer and may help you understand the need for early detection.


About This Foundation

This foundation was created in honor and memory of Charlene Postigo, my dear friend who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the fall of 2006.

Like so many others she had no symptoms, which is very concerning about this type of cancer.  Charlene’s first symptom was actually brought to her attention by her cat one evening, which jumped on her bed and walked across her stomach causing pain. (More)


Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

 

  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Back Pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Frequency/urgency of urination
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Unusual fatigue

Kris Greer is an accomplished speaker on the topics of cancer and green for wellness. To book her for upcoming events please contact her at kristine@charleneslight.org.