Governor and Mrs. McDonnell Turn Executive Mansion Teal to Support Ovarian Cancer Month
RICHMOND - Governor and Mrs. McDonnell will join CancerDancer, a non-profit activist group for Ovarian Cancer, in a gathering at the Executive Mansion on Monday, September 10, 2012 in order to turn the mansion up in teal to support Ovarian Cancer Month. The public is invited to attend, wear teal, and show support for women impacted by the "silent killer."
At 11:00 AM, CancerDancer will present Governor and Mrs. McDonnell with a special rose bush that will be planted on the mansion grounds to officially mark the day. The public is encouraged to bring balloons and wear teal in support of the event.
Each year, 22,000 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, and about 1 in 71 women will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime. Ovarian Cancer is difficult to detect, and has a high mortality rate due to this characteristic late detection. 14,000 people die from this type of cancer each year, and there has been no change in the mortality rate over the past 30 years. CancerDancer aims to increase awareness of Ovarian Cancer, raise money for education and research, connect the Ovarian Cancer community in an affirmation of life, and to eventually eliminate Ovarian Cancer.
September has been selected as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the color TEAL has been associated with efforts to fight this disease. In their battle against Ovarian Cancer, CancerDancer celebrates the lives of those impacted by Ovarian Cancer in an effort to educate the public about this type of cancer and to aid research for a cure.
Please visit www.cancer-dancer.org to learn more about the non-profit activist group CancerDancer and their efforts to fight Ovarian Cancer.
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