Welcome to Kari's MOCA Fundraising Page in Memory of Kristin Warn
Welcome to my personal fundraising page for HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer!
In 1997 when my sister Kris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, there wasn't a local support system available. Kris connected with a few other survivors through her oncology nurse and they met over dinner and decided to start MOCA: Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. These brave warriors came together to fund ovarian cancer research, raise awareness of the disease, and provide support to women with ovarian cancer and their families. Since then, MOCA has provided more than $7 million to ovarian cancer research projects. In 2017, MOCA awarded $775,000 to ovarian cancer research projects in Minnesota. Kris said many times that she knew the research wouldn't impact her, but her hope was that no other woman would ever again have to endure the pain and uncertainty of ovarian cancer. We're not there yet, but survival rates for ovarian cancer continue to improve. Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1975 experienced a five-year survival rate of 34.8 percent; today, the American Cancer Society estimates the five-year survial rate to be 46 percent.
On Saturday, September 16, I will run to make strides against ovarian cancer at the HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer Event at Rosland Park in Edina. Will you consider making a donation in support of MOCA and the research that is yet to come? Will you consider making a donation to help MOCA reach their goals: an early detection test, better treatments for women, and one day, a cure?
It's easy to make a tax deductible donation. You can use the information here on this site to make a secure, online donation. Or, if you prefer, you can send a check made out to MOCA to 4604 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407 (please note my name on your donation) or you can give a check made out to MOCA directly to me and I will deliver it.
I've taken many years off from fundraising, but it's time for me to fight again in memory of Kris, Molly, and countless others...and in honor of EVERY woman who is surviving ovarian cancer.
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