Saturday, September 18, 2010

Teal Toes

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Teal Toes aims to spread the word about ovarian cancer awareness.  Ovarian cancer is also known as the whispering killer.  Teal is the ovarian cancer awareness color.

Why raise awareness?

* Too many women with ovarian cancer do not get diagnosed until their cancer has spread. Their survival rate is 45%.
* The survival rate improves greatly - to 93 percent - if the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage before it has spread. Only 19 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at this local stage.
* Approximately 75 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage after the cancer has spread beyond the ovary.

More info can be found at Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. 

Mary S. Banks
1928 - 2003

Today Mommy, Neish, and I went and got pedicures and in honor of my Grandma we had our toes painted teal!  

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