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City of Rehoboth Beach Turns The Town Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness
September 6th, 2019
The City of Rehoboth Beach is participating for the second year in a national campaign to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Volunteers supported Turn The Towns Teal by tying teal bows to the light poles on Rehoboth Avenue. This ovarian cancer awareness initiative annually takes place in September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation, an all-volunteer organization, sponsors this campaign in its efforts to help save more women’s lives through its mission of increasing awareness and education, raising funds for research, and supporting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
The Turn The Towns Teal initiative gives ovarian cancer survivors a voice, and the volunteers who have lost a loved one to this disease are proud to do something proactive in memory of their loved one. There is still no test for ovarian cancer so knowledge of the vague symptoms is crucial. All women are at risk, affecting 1 in 70 females of any age. Due to late diagnosis (less than 20% are diagnosed early) and a high recurrence rate (70-90%), it is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers. For more information on the Turn The Towns Teal campaign, contact the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation at deovariancancer.org.
Turn The Towns Teal volunteers (l-r) Sally Oberle, Rachel Mavity, Debbie Campbell, Joan Sciorra, and Mayor Paul Kuhns.