Awareness

Raise Awareness for Huntington’s Disease Saturday in Duluth

An Awareness Walk is Planned to Begin at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 15 in the Rose Garden at Leif Erikson Park

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 30,000 Americans are currently living with a fatal disease known as Huntington’s. On Saturday, June 15, you’re invited to help raise awareness in Duluth. Huntington’s Disease is an inherited brain disorder resulting in the progressive loss of both mental and physical control. Symptoms typically appear between the ages of 30 to 50, and worsen over…

Teal Promotes Talks of Ovarian Cancer Awareness this Month

Throughout the Month of September, Northlanders are Raising Awareness of Ovarian Cancer

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the month of September, teal will help promote the conversation of awareness for ovarian cancer. According to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), ovarian cancer is sometimes called the “silent killer” because the symptoms are often easily overlooked until the disease has progressed to the advanced stages. MOCA has planned a weekend of inspiration to raise funds for…

“Back to the 80s” Party to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Saturday, August 14, the "Back to the Eighties" Party at Barker's Island Pavillion will Help Benefit Area Breast Cancer Patients

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – On Saturday, August 18, folks in the Twin Ports have the chance to listen to two rockin’ 80’s bands as the take the stage at Barker’s Island Pavilion. “Back to the Eighties” will help support Northland Bikers for breast cancer awareness. Money raised will be kept local in the Twin Ports, going toward St. Luke’s Circle of Hope….

Raising Awareness on The Longest Day

The Longest Day Helps to Raise Awareness for Patients and Caregivers Living with Alzheimer's Disease

DULUTH, Minn. – On Thursday, June 21, members in the community living with or affected by Alzheimer’s Disease will have the chance to raise funds and awareness for care and support. People across the globe will be putting on activities on this day to raise awareness not only for patients, but for their caregivers as well. Curves Miller Hill in…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Getting to Know The Bauble Fairy

The Bauble Fairy Started Three Years Ago by Hermantown Resident Lyndsey Manning

DULUTH, Minn. – Big box and department stores have a large selection when it comes to bling and jewelry for babies and children. But one Northland mother simply wasn’t satisfied with the choices. “Probably not your typical style, the blue hair and black walls in my house,” said Lyndsey Manning, Owner of The Bauble Fairy. For this stay-at-home mom, fashion…

Twin Ports Focuses on Mental Health Awareness Following Chaotic Week

The month of May is now dedicated to Northland Healthy Minds.

TWIN PORTS-  Mayors from both sides of the bridge are working to break down the stigma that often surrounds mental health. They’re calling it Northland Healthy Minds and they say this is even more timely given the recent traumatic events the Twin Ports have faced. Just this past month Superior firefighters faced the suicide of their longtime battalion chief Eric…

Iron Range Community Displays Support for Sexual Assault Victims

April is sexual violence awareness month.

IRON RANGE, Minn. During the month of April the Iron Range is decorated to honor victims of sexual violence Over 300 teal ribbons are placed around trees to honor local victims of sexual assault.Organizers hope the display brings awareness and understanding. “We live in a world where it’s hard to come forward with sexual abuse and sexual assault problems,” executive director…

Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health

The Make it Ok campaign is training organizations around the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.- Workers for the city of Duluth began training the correct way to address mental illness in the work place last year, Tuesday a plethora of organizations are following suit. Northland Healthy Minds aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness in the workplace. Over 40 organizations are involved, dedicated to training their employees the correct way to address…

Northlanders Raise Awareness on World AIDS Day

More than 36 million people are living with HIV

DULUTH, Minn. – A candlelight vigil took place in  Downtown Duluth to commemorate the lives lost to HIV and AIDS, as well as draw attention to the illness as a way to de-stigmatize the topic. “People with HIV and AIDS are just that – They’re people,” advocate Will McGraw said. “I think that all people deserve to feel safe and respected…

Suicide Awareness Walk Happening in Carlton Saturday

Hundreds are Expected to Gather for the 9th Annual Suicide Memorial Awareness Walk

CARLTON, Minn. – More than 200 Northlanders are expected to hit the streets of Carlton tomorrow, to raise awareness about suicide. The 9th annual Suicide Memorial Awareness Walk will begin at Carlton High School at 10 a.m. According to event organizers, Carlton County has one of the highest rates of suicide in Minnesota. “This walk has been an important focus…

Raising Awareness for Homeless Youth

"A Couch is Not a Home" Presentation Given at Thursday's Awareness Event

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday afternoon hundreds of Northlanders came together at the Greysolon Ballroom in Downtown Duluth, raising awareness for youth homelessness in the Twin Ports. The benefit luncheon centered on the topic, “A Couch is Not a Home.” Organizers with Lutheran Social Services are looking to create conversation and financial support for youth who can’t go home. Those attending…

MnDOT Reminds of Work Zone Awareness

Nearly 800 Accidents Happen Each Year During Minnesota's Construction Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Each year in Minnesota almost 800 crashes happen just in work zones alone. It’s why the Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking to raise awareness during the week of April 3 through April 7. On average, seven people die each year in Minnesota because of work zone related accidents. With summer construction season setting in, MnDOT wants…