Towns prepare to turn teal for Ovarian Cancer awareness

Georgetown and Millsboro are preparing to turn their towns teal.  September is right around the corner, which is also Ovarian Cancer awareness month.

This is part of a national effort to raise awareness for the disease, and it has become a tradition in Georgetown for four years.

The town will be decked out with teal ribbons, so you'll see them on businesses and light poles.  We're told this event has stuck locally because of the volume of people effected by the disease.

"We've got some people in this town who have lost some loved ones to this," said Georgetown Mayor Bill West.  "So we give them the opportunity to come help us and then sign their loved ones name on the ribbon to make people aware.  It's a great event to make people aware of the mysterious disease that's killing people."

The main purpose of the event is to raise awareness and hopefully get more people to go out and get tested.

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