Office of the Mayor – West Windsor Township
August 31, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Shari Widmayer (609)306-2784
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER
Mayor Hsueh is pleased to announce that he and, West Windsor resident and cancer survivor, Shari Widmayer, are helping to TURN THE TOWN TEAL.. By tying teal ribbons around West Windsor they are hoping to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths among women. It’s known as “The Silent Disease” as the symptoms are often vague and subtle.
The teal ribbons are imprinted with the website of Kaleidoscope of Hope, the Atlantic Health Systems and NOCC, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Presently, there is NO early detection test. “Today, AWARENESS of the symptoms is THE most critical factor in fighting ovarian cancer which is why this campaign is so very, very important,” remarked Jane MacNeil, Chair of the 2009 TURN THE TOWN TEAL Campaign.
“I hope that by doing this within West Windsor Township, we will in fact be making a difference by making residents as well as visitors aware of this terrible disease.” Mayor Hsueh said of his TURN THE TOWN TEAL participation.