Walk to raise awareness, money for ovarian cancer

Savannah T.E.A.L. Walk 2015

The third annual Savannah T.E.A.L. Walk will take place Saturday, September 24, at Lake Mayer.

It begins as 9 a.m.

Teal is the color of the movement, but it also stands for “tell every amazing lady” about ovarian cancer.

The walk is an event for survivors, caregivers, family and friends and its aim is to raise awareness and money.

“It’s just one of those things that you never know when it’s going to happen to you or somebody you know,” said Marianne Sheldon, a survivor who is taking part in the walk. “You should go check with your doctor because it’s one of those things that mimics a lot of other things.”

Sheldon credits doctors with saving her life and she wants people to learn about ovarian cancer, what she calls a quiet disease.

The Lewis Cancer and Research Pavillion in Savannah reports that ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in women, but ranks fifth in cancer deaths. The risk also increases with age – 50 percent of the women diagnosed are over the age of 63.

Online registation for the walk is closed, but participants can register in person on the morning of the event.

For more information about the walk, click here.

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