Brooklyn Center Entrepreneur Spreads Awareness for Ovarian Cancer
A Brooklyn Center woman is spreading awareness about ovarian cancer through her makeup line. Six years ago, Monique Green, of Mullur’e Cosmetics, lost her mother to ovarian cancer. Since then, she’s had a heart for helping other women learn more about the disease.
“My mother really helped me understand who I was, and also the values that I carry within our family,” Green said.
More than 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in the U.S. By teaming up with the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), Green is supporting its mission of research and cancer awareness one brush at a time. Proceeds from her “Teal, I’m Pretty” brush set will go toward MOCA’s nonprofit efforts to educate women about early detection and prevention.
Stefanie Gliniany of MOCA met Green years ago and admired her heart for their mission.
“We are so grateful for Monique and this partnership with her cosmetic line and the donations from this cosmetic line are really helping us support women and families affected by the disease,” she said.
MOCA continues to hold community events and create meaningful partnerships like the one with Mullur’e Cosmetics. This year, Green is also donating a gift bag and makeup brushes to the annual HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer event. The year’s event includes a 5K Run, 2K Walk, Kids Fun Run and an inspirational program. It will be held Sept. 18 at Rosland Park in Edina.
“My mom is the whole heart of what I’m doing,” Green said.