For much of September, street lights, trees, and sign posts in and around downtown Birmingham have taken on a dual purpose: educating the public about ovarian cancer.
Birmingham is among towns across America participating in the 'Turn the Towns Teal' campaign to raise awareness and funds to combat the deadly disease. More than 30 communities in Michigan have the teal ribbons adorning downtowns and town squares to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Established in 2011, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance is committed to promoting early detection and better treatment outcomes. The American Cancer Society estimated that more than 22,000 cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in 2012, and the disease would kill more than 15,500 women in the United States.
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