Local towns go teal for ovarian cancer
BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local woman along with her friends and family is turning areas of Brighton and Pittsford teal with ribbons to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the ribbons will be up for the entire month.
Organizers of the "Turn the Towns Teal" event say ovarian cancer often displays subtle symptoms which is why it’s so critical to know what to look out for and what to talk to your doctor about.
"A lot of the symptoms including bloating, and cramping and incontinence are very typical for women and they don’t go see their doctors until their cancer has progressed into a higher stage and then it becomes more fatal, " Ginger Ruff, founder of Turn the Towns Teal said.
The local campaign started back in 2013 after Ruff lost her mother to ovarian cancer, after fighting a three-year battle.