Why Teal? Take a moment to think about Ovarian Cancer

My friend, Jennifer Eaton, posted a very important message today on her blog about Ovarian Cancer, and I felt the message too important for all women, young and old, not to reblog. No woman is immune. Cancer isn’t picky. It doesn’t care if you’re 20 or 80 or anywhere in between. I can’t stress the important of yearly exams. If you haven’t had a PAP or a mammogram lately, please make an appointment. Go. It could mean the difference between life or death.

Jennifer M Eaton

This weekend Littlest Dude and I drove down the road and saw a group of girls tying teal ribbons on trees. About an hour later when we returned, the entire street was lined with teal.

“What does that mean, Mommy?” Littlest asked.

Well, I remember yellow ribbons–and pink ribbons pop up every year. But teal? That was a new one for me.

A few miles down the road we found another group tying ribbons to a fence near a nice safe place to pull over, so I safely parked the car, and I asked what the teal was for.  A very nice gentleman explained that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and they were trying to blanket the town in teal in memory of his Mom.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness 2Well, that’s certainly something I could get behind, so Littlest Dude and I drove away with our own little packet of ribbons and…

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