Teal is Personal

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cropped-cropped-545211_496686817091292_1798533139_n.jpgI cannot remember how old I was exactly when I started going to doctors appointments with my Mom and Grandma, I knew something wasn’t quite right because up to then they didn’t really have the worlds greatest relationship. I remember though, that they told me my Grandmother had Ovarian Cancer. I would accompany her to chemo treatments and it didn’t hit me the seriousness of her condition until she began to lose her hair and weight. She fought long and hard until she was just too tired to. She quit doing chemo and it seems like only yesterday they were putting a hospital bed in her house and teaching all of the my aunts how to do her shots and IVs. You know , I wish I could say that she went into full remission and made a miraculous recovery but she didn’t. We lost my Grandma to cancer when I was 14. 

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Shop and Make a Difference!

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cropped-cropped-545211_496686817091292_1798533139_n.jpgThere are a lot of different ways you can support the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. There are many online shops that donate a percentage of sales to the OCNA.

You can visit Belabumbum, Bravelets, Causekeepers and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

All of these shops have beautiful items that help spread awareness. Check em out!!

-Lauren

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.

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