GLOBAL TEAL TALK DAY
Let’s talk. September 23 is Global Teal Talk Day, founded by Ovarcome. Over 249,000 women are diagnosed annually with ovarian cancer, worldwide. Gather your friends, wear teal for a day out together and talk.
Join a group of co-workers for lunch. Men are welcome, also. They have mothers, wives, daughters and sisters at risk for ovarian cancer. They should have the Teal Talk, too! There is no standard screening for ovarian cancer. In absence of a test, awareness is best. In the hour it might take to have the Teal Talk during lunch, approximately 28 women would have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Invite your closest friends, neighbors and sisters for drinks in the back yard. Wear your favorite teal and give the Teal Talk. Let them know early detection improves survival rates by 90%. Make sure they know the symptoms.
Go for a walk with your mom and her friends. Even if it’s a short one it will be long enough for a Teal Talk. Ask them about family history and encourage them to share it with their daughters and granddaughters. Encourage them to see their gynecologist to review family history for inherited risk factors. Families with a strong history of ovarian or breast cancer have a 15-40% lifetime risk when compared to the general population according to the National Cancer Institute.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Have the Teal Talk with the people in your lives. Use #TealTalkDay to share on social media.
It’s simple to get started. Ovarcome Founder Runsi Ayona Sen & Olympic Gymnast and ovarian cancer survivor Shannon Miller share some encouragement to get started on #TealTalkDay in this short video.
Celebrate Global Teal Talk Day in honor of all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, worldwide. Ovarcome encourages you to talk about ovarian cancer especially on September 23, but also every day. Every day is a good day to talk about ovarian cancer. Follow us on FB, Twitter, and Instagram for information, education, updates, and Teal celebrations! Together, we can Ovarcome!
Ovarcome founded Global Teal Talk Day to raise awareness on ovarian cancer and to encourage everyone to talk about it. With no screening currently available, we want you to be on top of symptoms – be empowered. You can help save a life! Ovarian cancer is Silent – but we don’t have to be. Let’s be VOCAL! In the absence of a screening test, knowledge and awareness are the best ways to empower women and families. Global Teal Talk Day brings that knowledge and awareness to you.
It’s YOUR turn to Talk About Ovarian Cancer. BE THE VOICE. Together, we can Ovarcome!
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