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Leesburg to Observe “World Ovarian Cancer” Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mayor Kelly Burk will officially kick-off the observance Tuesday evening with a teal illumination downtown.

Post Date:05/06/2019 11:49 AM
Ovarian Cancer DayLeesburg, VA (May 6, 2019) – The Town of Leesburg will recognize “World Ovarian Cancer Day” on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Beginning Tuesday evening, May 7, teal flood lights will illuminate the Loudoun Street wall of the Town parking garage. Mayor Kelly Burk will officially kick-off the observance at 8:30 p.m. on the east side of Mervin Jackson Park. The public is encouraged to attend and help raise awareness.

“Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all female cancers. Most women are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making it more difficult to treat,” Burk said. “We want to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer and the need for global action to tackle this disease for every woman.” 

Each year, on May 8th, women living with ovarian cancer, along with their families, supporters, and organizations from around the world, come together to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. The first “World Ovarian Cancer Day” took place in 2013. To learn more, visit

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