Help Light the Way

Upcoming Events:
TURN DULUTH TEAL – weekend of Sept.12-14, 2014 in beautiful Duluth, MN. Please save the date!
Eat Shop Kitchen Bar Fundraiser, June 14, 2014, Plymouth, MN

Latest News:
Kris Greer, Charlene’s Light Founder, was honored as the “Minnesota Woman” for Women’s History Month (March)!   Listen to the radio announcement and her interview on KUMD 103.3 FM – Duluth.

TGen Study Discovers Genetic Cause of Rare Type of Ovarian Cancer

Regular Aspirin Use May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

The Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth during Charlene Light's "Turn Duluth Teal" event in September 2013 Photo Credit: Mark Lee

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

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