In Lexington we are use to “seeing blue” everyday. But the month of September is different this year. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and teal is the color that is used to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer. During the month, the Markey Cancer campus will be adorned with teal ribbons to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. The colorful décor is part of Turn The Towns Teal, a national campaign founded in 2007 by ovarian cancer patient Gail MacNeil. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the deadly disease, which is diagnosed in more than 22,000 women each year in the U.S. Markey's participation in this year's Turn the Towns Teal marks the first time a Lexington location has joined the event. By "tealing" Markey, BOCS members hope to not only raise awareness about ovarian cancer in general, but also encourage women to be proactive and participate in the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program.
See BOCS Tealing UK Markey Cancer Center
For more information visit www.turnthetownsteal.org