Teal in September -- Aiken and Jackson

Post date: Aug 20, 2011 4:2:17 PM

Photos left to right: Mary Grace Corbin after decorating the Welcome to Jackson sign; The 1st banner hung in Jackson; teal bow in front of Target in AIken; Teal fairies on Laurens Street in Aiken

Power Cuts Salon & Spa during September :)

What do you say when friends of Gail's secretly get together, design a banner, and then present the banners to be displayed on Atomic Road in Jackson each year during the month of September? What I thought was going to be a bow-making work session was actually a reception to honor and celebrate Gail and unveil the banners. Thanks to our dear friends for the lovely reception - and for designing and donating the banners, and to Donnie with SCE&G for doing such a great job hanging them. You are all amazing!

Turning Aiken, SC and Jackson, SC teal for the second year took many volunteers to make it successful! Thanks so much to Mary Grace Corbin for turning about a dozen spools of 100 yard teal ribbon into beautiful bows which are covering the Town of Jackson. Mary Grace also made bows for Jackson mayor's office and Southern Glamour to have available for residents. Mary Grace, along with Pat Polson and Ruth Lipham were the "teal fairies" in Jackson - hanging dozens of bows all over town :) Thanks to the many fine people who call Jackson home for supporting this annual event by displaying teal bows on their mailboxes, fences, and homes.

In Aiken, Necessary Arrangements, Cannon House, Ivy Cottage, Vanessa Pennington, Melissa, and Mary Grace made the bows which covered Laurens Street and Newberry Street. Mary at Necessary Arrangements even delivered more bows to the "teal fairies" on Newberry Street - thanks so much, Mary! The "teal fairies" in Aiken were Vanessa, Rachel Pennington, Mikalia Baugh, Bill, Deanna, and Alicia Owens. Thanks to everyone for supporting this :) Bows were also displayed in front of the various businesses supporting Gail's Anatomy throughout the year.

PowerCuts Salon & Spa on Laurens Street dressed their "greeters" in our shirts and also had our shirts and other items available for their clients. Up & Away on Laurens provided awareness information and bracelets for their customers -- TakoSushi on The Alley made an exception and displayed our awareness poster during the month.

September 2011 has been a great month for ovarian cancer awareness in the Aiken and Jackson area. Together we are bringing much needed awareness to this disease and saving lives! Thank you all so much.