Teal to Remember: Who Do You Know With Ovarian Cancer?
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Oak Forest has posted teal ribbons around the city in honor of it. Patch also is giving readers a chance to remember the women in their lives who have suffered from the disease.
The Family of Christine (Judy) Bates would like to thank you for displaying Teal Ribbons throughout Oak Forest for the Month of September for Awareness of this Silent Cancer (Ovarian Cancer). Mom lost her Battle on August 10th, 2013. She fought for 5 years. Her journey was long and hard for her. The compassion you have shown is GREATLY APPRECIATED. You gave our Family such an HONOR that you displayed Teal Ribbons at her Residence … and down her block as well. It was BEAUTIFUL. The teal ribbons aren't the only way to recognize family and friends who have suffered from ovarian cancer.
Patch wants to give Oak Forest residents the chance to remember those women in their lives with the disease by sharing their names in the comments section. Leave a note for someone dealing with treatment now or write a remembrance to someone who lost her battle with ovarian cancer.