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Calhoun Participating in Statewide “A State of Teal Event” for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

8/25/2014

September is national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Calhoun Community College is joining Huntsville Hospital Women & Children’s Center, The Huntsville Botanical Gardens as well as other locations across Alabama to promote awareness of Ovarian Cancer.  During the month of September, select buildings at Calhoun these other locations will be lighted teal to promote awareness of this disease which is the fifth leading cause of female cancer deaths.

On Thursday, September 18, a one-time showing of the movie “No Evidence of Disease (NED): The Movie” will take place at the Huntsville Carmike Valley Bend 18 Theater on Four Mile Post Road at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now through September 11 and can be purchased online only at www.tugg.com/events/10466. NED is a rock band of six gynecologic cancer surgeons outraged by the wall of silence surrounding their field. They created a band and perform to expand understanding and knowledge of this critical health issue for all women.

The Lilies of the Valley is an ovarian cancer support and awareness group for women in the Tennessee Valley. Their mission is to spread awareness of ovarian cancer signs and symptoms in the hopes that the disease can be diagnosed at an earlier stage when it is most curable. Members of the Lilies of the Valley provide monthly support groups to help those diagnosed with ovarian cancer, as well as participate in local health fairs and other events to spread information. To learn more, visit the website www.liliesofthevalley.org or like AStateofTeal on Facebook.

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