Turn The Towns Teal campaign in Lewes starts September 2

The town of Lewes is participating for the seventh year in a national campaign to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its symptoms.

For Turn The Towns Teal, volunteers will tie ribbons to lampposts in Lewes’ historic business district from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, September 2.

Lewes Mayor Andrew Williams and other elected officials will join volunteers from Turn The Towns Teal to tie the first ribbon on a lamppost adjacent to the Savannah Road entrance to Zwaanendael Park, next to the Zwaanendael Museum.

Volunteers will continue the process on the roads surrounding Second Street. Educational brochures will be available from local merchants to provide additional information to women.

Henrietta Belcher-Stack, an ovarian cancer survivor and volunteer with the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation, will represent Turn The Towns Tea at the event. Beebe Healthcare and the Tunnell Cancer Center will also be represented.

Residents are encouraged to join the awareness campaign by tying a teal ribbon on their mailboxes, doors and street signs to show their support for this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign. Other signs of support can be displayed by wearing teal clothing on Tuesdays, teal hair extensions, teal awareness bands, teal ribbon car magnets, and teal colored nail polish.

The awareness initiative takes place each year in September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation is sponsoring this campaign as part of its efforts to help save the lives of more women.

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