September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


“Here in Los Angeles, for the third year in a row, we are declaring September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” proclaims Paul Koretz, councilmember for the 5th district city of Los Angeles."

“More than 22,000 women are diagnosed each year, with a 50% mortality rate. Part of this high mortality rate is that attention usually comes too late. And for those who fight it off successfully, it has a 50% chance of reoccurring. Ovarian cancer can happen to women of any age and all women and men should be aware of the symptoms. As a husband and father, I’m so grateful for the tireless commitment of the people joining us today for the battle against ovarian cancer. To help raise awareness, for the second year in a row, City Hall and the LAX pylons will turn teal.”

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