KENNEWICK, Wash. - Employees at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center tied teal ribbons to trees on their campus Wednesday morning, in honor of September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
The support is part of Ovarian Cancer Together's, "Teal A Tree for September" campaign.
According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women.
"Like lots of cancers, ovarian cancer if detected early, has a much better chance of being cured and so keeping yourself aware of what the symptoms are is most important in being able to fight this disease," said Elizabeth McLaughlin, the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation Director.
If you'd like to learn more about ovarian cancer or to show your support, there are free brochures and teal ribbons available at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center's library, located at 7350 W Deschutes Ave in Kennewick.