Woman Makes Walden Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

WALDEN, N.Y. -- Members of a local memorial fund kick off National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Saturday by placing teal ribbons across Orange County.


The biodegradable ribbons are to make people aware of ovarian cancer and its often silent symptoms.


The effort was spearheaded by the Corinne Feller Memorial Fund and is a part of the national effort called Turn the Towns Teal.


Nicole Feller Lee started the fund after her sister, Corinne Feller, died of ovarian cancer at age 18. She says she wants to spread awareness because when it comes to ovarian cancer there is no early detection test and the symptoms are subtle and often misdiagnosed.

"After she passed away, I remembered her words, that it was so important to her to raise awareness of this. So I'm trying to do it for other women, so other women hear about this disease, know the symptoms because early diagnosis is really the key to survival," she said.


The Corinne Feller Memorial Fund has been raising funds for local ovarian cancer awareness programs since 1999.

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