CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Gynecologic cancers are among the leading cancer killers of women in the United States, and September is GYN Cancer Awareness Month.

Every 6 minutes a woman is diagnosed with a GYN cancer, and every 17 minutes a woman dies.  Since 2012, the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation has sponsored the A State of Teal Lighting and Awareness campaign to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of GYN cancers among Alabamians.  This is accomplished through the issuance of proclamations by cities and counties across the state, by teal lighting of over a hundred businesses and landmarks, and by displaying posters and yard signs to promote the campaign.

A proclamation declaring September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month was issued at the Sept. 5 Childersburg City Council meeting. The proclamation was signed by Mayor Ken Wesson and presented by Chamber Ambassoador Julie Maulden.

In addition, numerous landmarks and buildings throughout the state will be illuminated in teal.

We encourage everyone to help us raise awareness of this importance cause in an effort to save lives through early detection.  Visit www.AStateofTeal.org for more information.

Jeremy Law for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2017, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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