More than 20 buildings in Chicago have been aglow since September 10, including Trump Tower, Willis Tower and the Chicago Board of Trade. As the Chicago Tribune reports, it's all part of the 2010 Light the Town Teal Ovarian Cancer Campaign. The buildings are glowing teal in an effort to shine a spotlight on ovarian cancer.
The idea of lighting up the Chicago skyline originated from Patty Rioux, co-president of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's local advisory board.
"We wanted to light the town teal to bring ovarian cancer out of the dark," Rioux told the Tribune. "Women think they're covered with an annual Pap smear and mammogram. We're helping them recognize that these tools don't screen for ovarian cancer. If your symptoms persist after seeing a doctor, see a gynecologic oncologist. You must advocate for your own health."
According to the Los Angeles Times, another city has jumped on board. The dome of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore glowed blue on Tuesday night to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.
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