September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There are numerous ways that you can show your support and help raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA). The easiest, most cost effective and fun way to contribute is by SHOPPING TEAL.
Why SHOP TEAL? Not only is teal is the BIG color for fall, more importantly teal is the ovarian cancer community’s color and serves as a reminder that ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all the cancers of the reproductive system and a leading cause of cancer death among women. There are hundreds of online retailers that feature teal items and we’ve teamed up with a number of these retailers to highlight their teal products.
The best part is that while SHOPPING TEAL, a percentage of your purchase will be earmarked to benefit OCNA. Teal may not be everyone’s color, but not to worry, you can buy just about anything you want from our participating retailers and still have your purchase support OCNA. We have plenty of retailers to share with you in order to help you begin your shopping adventure in support of Ovarian Cancer, but first, let’s get you familiar with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Established in 1997, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has become the foremost advocate for ovarian cancer in the United States. Until there’s a cure for the disease, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance will lead the national initiative to conquer ovarian cancer. The organization unites individuals and organizations at the local, state, and national levels to advance ovarian cancer research in the quest for early detection tests, improved health care practices, and development of live-saving treatment protocols. The OCNA is helping save women’s lives by raising awareness about this drastically understated disease. The organization teaches us to “Know your body. Know the symptoms. Help spread the word.”
So now that you have a better understanding of what OCNA does and how important their work is to all women with ovarian cancer and to their friends and families, I bet you’d like to know how you can help too! We’ve been working closely with a number of our retailers to highlight their teal products and have dedicated an entire category where you can just click on these teal products, buy them and help fund research and educational programs to raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer. While September 3rd is the official WEAR TEAL DAY to publicly show your support for the ovarian cancer community, we’re dedicating the entire month to encourage a SHOP TEAL movement!
We’ve got to give our friends at DHC For Beauty and Health a great big thank you for coming in with a super amazing promotion! For the entire month of September DHC will give a $10 donation to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance on orders of $75 or more, plus free shipping!! If you’re thinking DHC? Let us give you the scoop, they are the #1 skin care product sold in Japan – now, if you’ve ever envied the flawless beauty of almost every Japanese women you’ve seen under their umbrellas, it’s likely they’re big DHC fans. We especially love their line of Q10 products and with a generous $10 contribution and a capacious variety of skin care, body care and fine foods products, it’ll be quite effortless to spend the $75 needed for both the contribution and the FREE SHIPPING!
Among other great retailers with teal colored products, you will find company’s such as:
Another shout out for their generosity has to go out to RED ENVELOPE, PRO FLOWERS, SHARI’S BERRIES and CHERRY MOON FARMS! Each of these retailers ear-mark $10 per transaction to benefit our nonprofit partners. For the month of September, we’ve identified some beautiful teal products that we know you’ll love …
Brand new to our retailer line-up is LOFT (do the happy dance now) and they have been great in helping us select some really cute and cozy teal items …
We couldn’t be more pleased to have Chico’s on board as well – we’ve found some wonderful teal items that we hope you’ll enjoy. Love the scarf and it just about goes with everything!!
And let’s not forget Macys – we found a cache of awesome accessories and home goods that are bound to round out your SHOP TEAL experience. We gotta hand it to the Macy crew for approving our wish list of teal items and turning this around as quickly as they did – Thanks!
Be sure to visit the SHOP TEAL PAGE to see more from Macys.
We wanted to tie this up with a couple more items – The fitness shape-ups from SKECHERS and these Persian Blue slip-ons from TOMS are a great way to show your support and spread the word by using the ‘shoelace’ express …
Does this list ever stop? Actually it shouldn’t but we’re winding down for now … for all those notes you’ve been meaning to write, check out the teal paper at PAPER SOURCE …. Mix it up or stay true to your colors, they’re a great resource for all your paper goods.
And finally to speak to the wellness aspect of surviving or living with cancer, more and more women are combining Western treatments with a holistic approach to healing both their bodies and minds. TEAVANA has a huge assortment of wellness teas that are certainly worth a try. SPAFINDER is a terrific resource to help you find the perfect wellness solution for a total body, mind and spirit overhaul – AND –during the week of September 20-26 SPAFINDER is running a special with savings on private yoga and pilates sessions, spa treatments and more, so be sure to check ‘em out!