Rehoboth Beach is participating for the first year in a national campaign to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.

Volunteers supported the Turn the Towns Teal by tying teal bows to the light poles on Rehoboth Avenue on Aug. 31. This ovarian cancer awareness initiative annually takes place in September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation, an all-volunteer organization, sponsors this campaign in its efforts to help save more women’s lives through its mission of increasing awareness and education, raising funds for research and supporting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

This Turn the Towns Teal initiative gives ovarian cancer survivors a voice, and the volunteers who have lost a loved one to this disease are proud to do something proactive in memory of their loved one. Turn the Towns Teal was coordinated by Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation Vice President Sally Oberle, who lost her sister Sidney to ovarian cancer and volunteers in her memory.

For more, call 463-3800, email sally.oberle@comcast.net or visit deovariancancer.org.