Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ovarian Cancer Month - Down Under and Right Here in NJ

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month in Australia. I ran across the Ovarian Cancer Australia site and wanted to share it. From their site-" Ovarian Cancer Australia is a national not-for-profit organization providing support and advocacy for people affected by ovarian cancer, and is the peak body for ovarian cancer awareness and prevention. " They run lots of wonderful 'health ,wealth and style' events, campaigns and activities during the month.

Last October the governor of NJ signed a bill proclaiming February Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in New Jersey. I wrote about the signing in this blog. At first I was annoyed that we had an awareness month that was different than September which is the National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. But four months later I am thinking why not? Why not raise awareness in February? Let's be like the Aussies. Granted here in NJ February brings the cold and snow so walks and Teal ribbons might be out of the question. But February also brings Valentines Day- hearts and chocolates.

Think Teal Hearts this month!
More to come...

Every Day is a Blessing!


l'optimiste said...

personally I think it's mad that everyone does OC awareness in different months - here in the UK it is in March!
The Breast Cancer girls have it right - everyone, everywhere does the awareness at the same time - big boom and lots of publicity. You can't miss it. I've always been aware of breast cancer, but hadn't even heard of OC until I got it.
When they say it 'whispers', I sometimes feel that isn't about the disease - it's about our awareness campaigns. We are far too quiet and sedate.

l'optimiste said...

ha!! how odd - the word verification was 'sandi'!!