By Alton Mitchell
LaFayette is a community that is rich in tradition and upholding community norms. On Monday evening at the LaFayette city council meeting council members took a step to continue an ongoing tradition in its backing of a local Chambers County organization by proclaim the month of September as Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month in the city of LaFayette.
This is not the first time the city has made the month the awareness month. Director of local organization Teal Magnolias Mrs. Nan Galik was on hand to accept a proclamation from Mayor Moody and council members. Mayor Moody presented Mrs. Galik with a proclamation before city council and attendees on Monday night.
Before accepting the proclamation Mrs. Galik offered her thanks to the LaFayette City council for their continued support of the organization and bringing community awareness to one of the largest cancer killers of women in the United States. Mrs. Galik knows first-hand how troublesome the cancer can be. She stated to the council that she herself is a twelve year survivor of ovarian cancer.
Last year to bring community awareness to ovarian and gynecologic cancer Teal Magnolias decorated downtown LaFayette with teal colored ribbons. That same practice was practiced across several east Alabama cities. The proclamation given by the city of LaFayette makes the entire month of September ovarian and gynecologic cancer awareness month in LaFayette.