Mayor declares September as gynecological cancer awareness month

Published 2:25 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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By LIZZIE BOWEN | Staff Writer

PELHAM – Mayor of Pelham Gary Waters was present at a City Council hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to declare the month of September as “State of Teal” for gynecological cancer survivors and victims. The month is called in action to bring awareness to GYN cancers, acknowledge survivors and to remember the lives lost.

“It is crucial that all women learn the risk factors of these cancers so that any occurrence of these cancers can be caught in their curable phases,” Waters said. “I proclaim September 2022 as gynecological awareness cancer month.”

The announcement was met with applause.

Kathy Moore is an ovarian cancer survivor who spoke at the hearing.

Moore announced that a 5k race will be held at the Hoover preserve which will raise money for families and victims of GYN cancers.

The race is entitled “Head over Teal” and is hosted by the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation. The foundation is named after Laura Crandall Brown who passed away of ovarian cancer in 2009 at the age of 25.

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