Sun, 09/13/2015 - 5:30 PM | by mitch

Where there is awareness there is hope. Every hour nearly two women will die from ovarian cancer. Display the color teal to raise awareness about this deadly disease.

It is an easy assumption that everyone has at least one important woman in their life. It could be a mother or grandmother, a sister or daughter, a loved one or a friend. All women are at risk of ovarian cancer. You can support the awareness and education by simply ‘tealing‘ people about it.

Teal is even an acronym for Take Action Early + Live. This month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, so we have compiled three easy ways to incorporate the color teal into the days of September.

1. ‘TEAL’ IS THE NEW BLACK: Dress in the color teal

Wearing teal could be as simple as sporting a teal ribbon pinned to your top. A favorite of ours is men in teal ties.  Ladies can get creative by wearing teal nail color.

2. SHOW AND ‘TEAL’: Post shareables on your social media accounts and join the conversation

Whyteal.org has created 2015 shareables that you can share to your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. You’ll recognize the image above as one of the options. Not much on posting pictures? You can show and teal by just joining the social media conversation at #takeactionnotchances, #whyteal, or #ovariancancerawareness. You might want to even start your own tag, maybe one about this post?

3.  GET REAL WITH ‘TEAL’: As they say, “Go Big or Go Home”

For the extremists out there, have you considered dying your hair teal? How about showing up to work in a teal man costume? Huge supporters of ovarian cancer awareness have been known to show that teal is a big deal. How crazy with teal can you go?

Now you can share important ovarian cancer awareness! If you would like more information, here are few great sites that we support.

whyteal.org – Join your friends, co-workers, family, and neighbors to raise awareness about ovarian cancer

ovarian.org – National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) provides information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and support

ovariancancerin.org – Ovar’coming cancer together provides ovarian cancer education and resources serving the community of Indiana