Raising Awareness and Providing Support Locally

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We work with more than 70 organizations around the world to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. <strong>Connect with support and resources near you by finding your nearest <a href='http://ocnapartners.org/about/partner-members-2013/' target='_blank'>Partner Member</strong></a>.Many of our Partner Members host events throughout September—it’s a great time of year to get connected!The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance partners with over 70 different organizations all over the world to help provide support and raise awareness. This month many of them will have various events to raise awareness about this matter. Find your local organization here.

Also I am taking part in the Teal Challenge and am working on raising funds. Your contributions help support the work of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance as we advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer through advocacy, education and awareness. “The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.” Any amount is appreciated.

Donations can be made here.

Back to Basics

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This week is all about knowing some basic (but important) statistics about Ovarian Cancer. Learn more by watching this video

English: A teal ribbon, which is an awareness ...

English: A teal ribbon, which is an awareness ribbon for Ovarian cancer and Sexual assault (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


-Lauren

Pin It To Win It!!!

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Here’s a little bit of fun for you all! In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and Belabumbum have paired to give you the opportunity to win a beautiful teal camisole and panty set.

Create a “Pin Your Best Teal” Pinterest board (be sure to include Belabumbum)and when you are done tweet @OCNA and @Belabumbum with a link to your board. Make sure to use the hashtags #TopToBottom and #WearTeal.

At the end of September they will select 3 winners to receive a free camisole and panty set in their size of choice. This set is really cute! So get to pinning!!!

-Lauren

The Truth…

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If I’m going to be 100% honest, I need to say that being a Stay at Home mom was never my dream. Please do not misinterpret what I’m saying. I love my kids more than anything in this world. But there are days when I wish I could work. I’ve always worked, ever since I was old enough to get a job and I love it! I love contributing to my families financial wellness and having that time away from the house doing something that doesn’t involve diapers or SpongeBob. Now why can’t I is what you are probably wondering…well about three years ago my husband and I moved to a small farming community in Eastern Colorado and unfortunately it would cost us more in Daycare costs than what would be worth me working for. So here I sit waiting (patiently) until all of my littles are in school. I have about five more years of waiting and I’m ok with that. I just get extremely antsy and lonely. Once again I ask that the previous statement not be taken the wrong way….I know I am not alone during the day (two out of four kiddos are still at home) but having no adult interaction really kills me. There’s another question…Why don’t I have other Mom friends to interact with…well I haven’t found anyone that I feel that I truly click with. I have always had a hard time finding friends that I can truly click with, that get my twisted sense of humor and understand that I am not June Cleaver. I am not the perfect mother and I never will be. I’ve had a handful of really good friends but unfortunately I do not get back to our home town to visit with them as often as I would like. I would also call but talking on the phone with me when my kids are awake is like talking to someone with ADD and Tourettes. I think writing this is actually more depressing than it is in my head. So on the light side of this, I will (hopefully) be able to sign up for online classes to begin my journey towards becoming an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and by the time my youngest is in Preschool I’ll be ready to take the exam. I guess this will conclude my rant for the day…thanks for listening….reading.

30 Days of Teal

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I don’t normally write on the weekends but today kicks off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. And I have decided to participate in 30 Days of Teal and The Teal Challenge with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in memory of my Grandmother. This woman was the most beautiful and strong person that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, she was my best friend and I wish that things could have ended differently for her.

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Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing facts, statistics and events. Also I am raising money to benefit Ovarian Cancer research. You can check out my donor page and make a donation here.

-Lauren