|English: A pathological specimen of ovarian carcinoma. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell and CancerDancer urge Virginians to “Go Teal” on to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Virginians are encouraged to wear teal to honor those affected by ovarian cancer.
In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Executive Mansion will display teal ribbons throughout the day and be illuminated teal at night on . CancerDancer will gather friends at 525 at the Berry Burk in Richmond at before walking to the Mansion.
More than 21,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and about 14,000 succumb to the disease.
CancerDancer is a Richmond-based nonprofit celebrating the lives of those affected by ovarian cancer in an effort to educate, empower and stimulate research leading to a cure. To learn more about CancerDancer, please visitwww.ocancerdancer.org/events.
View the governor’s proclamation here.