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LaFayette paints town teal for cancer


It is an annual tradition
in LaFayette and once
again this September the
city of LaFayette will be
going teal to help raise
community awareness for
a dangerous form of can-
cer that impacts millions
of people each year.
Linda Parker from the
Faith Based Community
Nurses of East Alabama
Medical Center was on
hand at LaFayette’s city
council meeting on Mon-
day evening to update
council members on the
teal ribbons that will be
LaFayette paints
town teal for cancer
placed around LaFayette
in the month of Septem-
The teal colored rib-
bons that decorate street
lights, mailboxes, and
corners in LaFayette
are a symbol to bring
awareness to GYN styles
of cancer that include
Ovarian and Genealogi-
cal Cancers.
The impacts of the
cancer were felt close to
home this year for the
organization as one of
the founding members or
the organization lost her
battle to cancer earlier
this year. Parker also
noted the sad diagnosis
of a close friend of hers
who was diagnosed with
Ovarian Cancer ear-
lier this year and passed
away only three weeks
after diagnosis.
The annual teal ribbon
display in LaFayette
and Chambers County
is meant to bring aware-
ness to the cancer and to
get family and friends to
encourage loved ones to
get out and get tested for
GYN forms of cancer.
LaFayette city coun-
cil voted unamiously to
approve and recognize
September as Ovarian
and Gynecologic Cancer
month in LaFayette