Rehoboth Beach Turns the Town Teal for ovarian cancer awareness

August 31st, 2018

The City of Rehoboth Beach is participating for the first year in a national campaign to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Volunteers supported the Turn the Towns Teal by tying teal bows to the light poles on Rehoboth Avenue on Friday, August 31, 2018. 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.

This 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. All women are at risk, affecting 1 in 70 females of any age. Due to late diagnoses and a high recurrence rate, it is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers. Turn the Towns Teal was coordinated by Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation Vice President Sally Oberle, who lost her sister Sidney to ovarian cancer and volunteers in her memory. For more information on Turn the Towns Teal, call 302-463-3800 or [email protected]. Contact the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation at deovariancancer.org for information about ovarian cancer research. 

Rehoboth Beach Turns the Town Teal (l-r) Tom, Toko, Lisa and Kota Kiracofe, Saylar McGuiness, Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, Sally Oberle, Mayor Paul Kuhns, Commissioner Kathy McGuiness, Baylan McGuiness