SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Ovarian Cancer is a silent killer, one that affects over 22,000 women annually in America. because it is difficult to detect, treatment and discovery often occur too late to stop its progress through the body.

Tuesday night, the Springfield Township Committee read into the record a proclamation detailing their support for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The proclamation pledges support to all those battling ovarian cancer and their families, with the goal of beating and eradicating the disease.

"I think it's very important to keep awareness and to keep it up," Fernandez said. "And being that this is a month of awareness, it's important to let people know what it is."

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Fernandez added, "Because it's called the silent killer, it's important to let women know that if you don't feel right, something's not right. Find out what it is that's wrong."

Ribbons placed in honor of Ovarian Cancer survivors and fighters are a light teal color. For more information on the disease, it's symptoms and more, go to http://ovarian.org/.