Briggs King helping Georgetown ‘Turn the Town Teal’ in ovarian cancer awareness campaign

GEORGETOWN – State Rep. Briggs Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, will again be teaming up with the Town of Georgetown in September to create greater awareness for ovarian cancer by participating in the “Turn the Towns Teal” campaign.

“Turn the Towns Teal” (TTTT) is a national campaign designed to raise awareness of what has often been referred to as a “Silent Disease” because ovarian cancer’s symptoms are typically vague and subtle. There is no reliable diagnostic screening for ovarian cancer and that is why awareness of the known symptoms is so important.  If detected in the early stages, the reported survival rate for ovarian cancer is 90-95 percent.

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State Rep. Ruth Briggs King and Georgetown Mayor Bill West place teal-colored ribbons in the town during last year’s ovarian cancer awareness campaign.

As part of the Turns the Towns Teal campaign, and in coordination with the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Rep. Briggs King and her volunteers will tie teal-colored ribbons throughout the town’s jurisdiction on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.  The biodegradable ribbons will coincide with September being National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

The ribbons will remain displayed throughout the remainder of the month. Residents are also encouraged to tie a teal ribbon on their mailboxes and sign posts on their property to show support for the awareness campaign.

If you are interested in volunteering to help Rep. Briggs King place the teal ribbons throughout the town on Sept. 1 you can contact her at Ruth.BriggsKing@state.de.us.

Rep. Briggs King was the lead volunteer for this TTTT campaign last year, a first for Sussex County.  She says that she is proud to have been asked by the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation to again work with the Town of Georgetown on this important effort in raising awareness for this disease.

For a list of the known symptoms of ovarian cancer and additional information, please visit www.deovariancancer.org.

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