Photo of the Aerial Lift Bridge in Teal by Peter Greer

Photo of the Aerial Lift Bridge in Teal by Peter Greer

Dear Supporters,

A few months have come and gone since we bathed Duluth in teal. Thousands of people saw Minnesota’s most famous landmark, the Aerial Lift Bridge, shining teal against the dark sky for two nights in a row! We took ovarian cancer out of the dark and shined a spotlight on it all weekend long! IT NEEDS ATTENTION!

Some of the Light Duluth Teal highlights included a Bridge Lighting Tribute, our dinner gala (featuring keynote speaker Olympic gymnast gold medalist Shannon Miller), and the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Golf Tournament. Thanks to our supporters, all of our events were sell-outs!

Even though September (Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month) is months behind us now, we ask that you to keep spreading the word. We need ongoing discussions about ovarian cancer and its subtle symptoms in order to save lives.

Again, a sincere thank you to everyone who participated in the 4-day event! If you have any pictures to share with us that we could use on our website, please send them our way.

Together we made an impact…a BIG teal impact! I’m forever grateful for your help.


Kristine Greer

Executive Director

Charlene’s Light wishes everyone a wonderful Holiday Season! 

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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!


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