The city of Lewes will participate for the third year in the national Turn the Towns Teal campaign during September to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.

Volunteers will tie ribbons to the light poles in the Lewes historic business district at 10 a.m. Sept. The annual awareness initiative takes place in September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation sponsors the campaign.

Lewes Mayor Ted Becker, state Sen. Ernie Lopez and state Rep. Steve Smyk will join volunteers as they tie the first ribbon on a light pole adjacent to the Savannah Road entrance of Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum. The volunteers will continue the process on the streets surrounding Second Street. Educational brochures will be available at local merchants to provide additional information for women.

Turn the Towns Teal will be represented at the event by Henrietta Belcher-Stack, an ovarian cancer survivor and volunteer with the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Carrie Snyder of Beebe’s Women & Children Services and several other staff members will attend the ceremony representing Beebe Healthcare and the Tunnell Cancer Center.

Residents are encouraged to join the awareness campaign by tying a teal ribbon on their mailboxes, doors and sign posts to show support for this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign. Other signs of support can be displayed by wearing teal clothing on Tuesdays, teal hair extensions, teal awareness bands, teal ribbon car magnets and teal nail polish.

For information, call 463-3800 or 998-6889 or email or