- Ribbons aren't enough
- It's easy!
- It makes your toes look pretty
- Teal, the ovarian cancer awareness color, is striking enough to make people ask about it
Why toes and not fingers?
- If you want to do your fingers, by all means, please do!
- Some places of employment have rules for fingernail polish, but toes can be covered if necessary.
- Toenail polish can last longer
- September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
- September, the end of summer in most parts of the USA, is the perfect time for one last pedicure
Why raise awareness?
- Too many women with ovarian cancer do not get diagnosed until their cancer has spread. Their survival rate is 45%.
- The survival rate improves greatly - to 93 percent - if the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage before it has spread. Only 19 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at this local stage.
- Approximately 75 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage after the cancer has spread beyond the ovary.
This information is from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.