The City of Lewes is participating for the seventh year in a national campaign to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
For Turn The Towns Teal, volunteers will tie ribbons to the light poles in the Lewes historic business district from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2.
Lewes Mayor Andrew Williams and other elected officials will join the Turn The Towns Teal volunteers as they tie the first ribbon on a light pole adjacent to the Savannah Road entrance of Zwaanendael Park, next to the Zwaanendael Museum.
The volunteers will continue the process on the roads surrounding Second Street. Educational brochures will be available at local merchants to provide additional information for women.
Representing Turn The Towns Tea at the event will be Henrietta Belcher-Stack, an ovarian cancer survivor and volunteer with the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Beebe Healthcare and the Tunnell Cancer Center also will be represented.
Residents are encouraged join the awareness campaign by tying a teal ribbon on their mailboxes, doors and sign posts to show 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 polishing nails with teal color.
The awareness initiative annually takes place in September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation sponsors this campaign in its efforts to help save more women’s lives.