After a two-year hiatus, the City of Newark is pleased to partner with the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation and community volunteers to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. On Wednesday, August 31, Mayor Stu Markham and his wife Kathy will join with volunteers from RADfertility, Lori’s Hands and the University of Delaware will pin teal bows on lamp posts along Main Street as part of the “Turn The Towns Teal” initiative, a national campaign to promote awareness for ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
“With 22,000 new ovarian cancer cases and 14,000 deaths each year in the United States, raising awareness of its signs and symptoms is critically important,” said Newark Mayor Stu Markham. “I’m happy Turn The Towns Teal returned this year so we can help our friends and neighbors learn about early detection.”
The Turn The Towns Teal campaign is sponsored by the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to increasing awareness and education, research, and assisting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The ribbons will remain on the poles through September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
“At RADfertility, women’s health is our priority. We are so happy to help bring back the Turn The Towns Teal initiative to Main Street following the pause due to the pandemic,” said Dr. Barbara McGuirk, RADfertility co-founder and Director of Reproductive Surgery. “By raising ovarian cancer awareness, we know it is ultimately saving more women’s lives.”
Members of the community who wish to support the initiative are encouraged to pin teal ribbons to the trees in their yards or make a donation to the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation. For more information about Turn The Towns Teal or to learn about the signs and symptoms of ovarian
cancer, visit http://www.turnthetownsteal.org/.