NEW YORK STATE FAIR -- In the Science and Industry Building, one mother is doing her best to help others detect early stages of ovarian cancer.
Frieda Weeks' daughter lost her life at age 24. Now, Weeks is reaching out to as many women as possible to recognize signs of ovarian cancer. She's handing out teal ribbons and ovarian cancer symptom cards as part of this awareness effort.
"We have had women come back from previous years with the card and saying because they got the symptom card they paid more attention to the symptoms that their body was giving them and they became more proactive about their health. They see their doctor and they're able to diagnose in stage one or stage two instead of late stage three or stage four," Weeks said.