DULUTH, MN -- September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance organization is preparing for its annual gala, which will be held virtually this year.
The organization is set to host Duluth's "Shine Teal for MOCA" on Friday.
The now free, entirely virtual event will feature speakers and auction items for bidding.
On Friday and Saturday, popular Duluth landmarks, like Enger Tower and Glensheen Mansion, will be lit teal to raise awareness.
MOCA's Board Chair Kristine Greer, an ovarian cancer survivor of 19 years, said the virtual gala's goal is to raise funds for an early ovarian cancer detection test, better treatment, and eventually a cure.
"Ovarian cancer, in general, is an under-recognized and underfunded disease," Greer said. "I believe the last several years lighting up Duluth in teal, holding our Light Duluth Teal Gala has definitely increased awareness and has saved lives."
Since there's no early detection test for the disease, Greer said she wants women to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer: bloating, difficulty eating, and pelvic pain.
Click here to register for the gala and to learn more about ovarian cancer.