September is ovarian cancer awareness month! As I have blogged about before, I believe that September should be bathed in teal (the ovarian cancer color) the way October is bathed in pink for breast cancer. One of the things I am doing this year is joining Teal Toes. Teal Toes' mission is to raise ovarian cancer awareness by getting women to paint their toenails teal.
Yes, this photo is of my toenails, painted teal. Now, I must say that were it not for Teal Toes, this is not a color I would naturally choose. But I have found that teal toes do exactly what they are intended to do. They are a conversation starter. In the past week I have had on average one person a day comment on my brightly colored toes and it has given me an opportunity to talk about teal being the ovarian cancer color, September being ovarian cancer awareness month, my passion for this cause because of my genetic high risk, and, with some people, how ovarian cancer is a silent but deadly killer.
Please join Teal Toes on Facebook and get out and start raising ovarian cancer awareness!
Happy Labor Day!