September is National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. In accordance with the need to raise awareness to these types of cancer, their impact on Alabama, the need for research and improved screening tests, and support for women battling these diseases, a major initiative was established to encourage cities and businesses across the state to participate in "A State of Teal."
The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation is excited to sponsor this awareness campaign for gynecologic cancers. These include ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. This is the fifth year since this effort was first established and it is making a great impact across our state.
In accordance with this campaign, The Honorable Gary Waters, Mayor of the City of Pelham, present a proclamation declaring September Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Pelham at the City Council meeting on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. On hand to accept the proclamation was A State of Teal committee member and Laura Crandall Brown Foundation board member/treasurer, Jennifer Smiley, along with Tammy Anderson, a Pelham resident and GYN cancer survivor. In addition to the proclamation, the city is participating by illuminating City Hall in teal lighting. Many Pelham businesses are also displaying teal lighting, yard signs and posters in observance of A State of Teal.
Pictured are Sean & Tammy Anderson with children, Ashley and Justin along with Criss & Jennifer Smiley with grandson, Daniel.
Thanks to the City of Pelham and Mayor Waters for helping us to raise awareness to GYN Cancer symptoms!
Visit our website at www.AStateOfTeal.org for more information to view a list of all participating buildings and municipalities.
Additional resources may be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AStateOfTeal) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/AStateOfTeal).
Contacts: Kelly Rice (Chair), Lindsay Giadrosich (LCBF Special Events and Awareness Coordinator), Jennifer Smiley and Doris Moody (www.AStateOfTeal.org/Contact)