Sunday, August 31, 2008
Turn the Town Teal - Edison, NJ
Today was a beautiful day in Edison, NJ. This afternoon I helped to turn Edison teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We received approval to hang the ribbons a day early so that some of us could attend the Rutgers -Fresno St football game on Labor Day. The Turn the Town Teal Campaign was spearheaded by Gail MacNeil , co-founder of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation.(KOH) who passed away in June of this year . KOH, collaborated with the northern NJ NOCC and Atlantic Health to turn over 120 towns in NJ teal. That is three times the number of towns as we had last year.
Nick and I, together with Janice another Ovarian Cancer survivor from Edison and her family, put ribbons on over 30 trees leading up to and around the Edison municipal building and parking lot. Once we were done there we drove over to Amboy Avenue in the Clara Barton section of Edison and put up a few more ribbons. We will finish hanging ribbons there after the Fall Festival ( Sept 13,14).
On Tuesday Mayor Choi will present us with the town's Proclamation of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Special thanks to the Mayor's staff, Jerry, Lori and Jennifer for making all this happen.
Continuing to LIVESTRONG,