Posted at: 09/03/2013 6:07 PM
Updated at: 09/03/2013 10:52 PM
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. And no one knows it better than survivors like Kristine Greer. She's the Executive Director of Charlene's Light, a non-profit foundation based in the Twin Cities that raises money and awareness for ovarian cancer.
She is from Duluth originally, and brings events up here every other year or so. And this year, it's become a larger weekend-long activity.
"I was thinking about ways to get the word out in Duluth. And I thought of the Aerial Lift Bridge. Everyone knows that. What if people saw that turn teal?" she explained. So she drove up and met with the mayor.
The city has agreed to partner with this project. So on Saturday, September 14th, the bridge AND Enger Tower will turn teal. Teal is the ovarian cancer awareness color.
Also that weekend will be a Vista Cruise on Saturday evening. Friday-Sunday will be a craft sale at the Seasons at the Barn on Jean Duluth Road. And Sunday will be the first Elizabeth Busche Memorial golf tournament at Enger golf course.
Busche was a national champion curler from Duluth, who passed away from ovarian cancer at the age of 19.
For more information about how you can get involved, please check out www.charleneslight.org.