Teal Lights Celebration

September 14, 2013 6:53:11 AM PDT
Many of Chicago's landmark buildings are bathed in the color teal this month. That's to remind all of us to "take early action and live" -- TEAL -- during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

The Illinois chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition lights the city to draw awareness to the deadliest cancer to affect women. This year, approximately 16,500 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and about 22,000 will die. The disease has a high cure rate for early diagnoses, but the symptoms are vague and there is no diagnostic test. This means most women are diagnosed when the cancer has spread, and a cure is no longer possible. NOCC Illinois Chapter Coordinator Sandra Cord and NOCC Megan Nakra joined us in the studio with more.

Name of event: Teal Lights Celebration & Fundraiser
Date: Friday, September 20, 2013
Hours: 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Location: Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph, Chciago
Admission: $90 in advance / $100 on the 20th
Deadline to register: Registration closes online midnight 9/19/13 (tickets will be sold at the door)

For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit www.ovarian.org or call the NOCC-Illinois Chapter at 312.226.9410.