Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Can Survive Lighting Ceremony

Last night, First Lady Dianne Bentley attended the Can Survive Lighting Ceremony, for Gynecological Cancer Awareness Day and presented a proclamation from the Governor. This day is in place to bring attention to ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. Can Survive GYN Cancer Support Group sponsored the evening and lit the Capitol in teal to honor those fighting, those survivors, and those who have lost the fight.

Can Survive is based in Birmingham and is for women with gynecological cancers, their families, friends, loved ones, and the professionals who treat them. They provide patient support activities in conjunction with several treatment centers in Alabama. They also work throughout the year to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of these cancers.

The special ceremony concluded with song and the lighting of candles.

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