Come October 1st, everything is about to get pink-washed. You know what we mean: when you see the pink ribbon adorning package upon package everywhere from the grocery store to the department store indicating a connection (even if ever so slight) to breast cancer awareness and or research.
While we’ll always support awareness of any and all women’s issues, especially those that are giving back too, breast cancer isn’t the only women’s gynecological cancer affecting women and it’s not the only one we need to be aware of.
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers in the United States.
Unfortunately, most women newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer already have advanced disease because of the difficultly diagnosing.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Know the Symptoms: Most women don’t know the risk factors or symptoms, so talk to your doctor if you experience persistent bloating, abdominal or pelvic pain, feeling full quickly when eating or changes in urination. Also tell your doctor if you have a family history of the disease. And don’t wait; the earlier ovarian cancer is diagnosed, the better the prognosis.
Spread the Word: Talk to your friends and family members about what you’ve learned. You can join the Speak Out for Hope conversation online by following @LauraMercier on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Who has inspired you to become stronger? Tell us how her battle with ovarian cancer has impacted your perspective. Share Your Story with us and join the conversation: Use #LMOCF and #SpeakOutForHope to support this important cause.
Donate: You can help LMOCF continue to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts by making a 100% tax-deductible donation at lmocf.org or via Crowdrise. All funds go to programs that help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.
Shop for the Cause: Laura Mercier Cosmetics donates 100% of the profits from the sale of its fundraising products to LMOCF. The four products that fight back can be found at lmocf.org, ShopBAZAAR.com (the e-commerce store of Harper’s BAZAAR) and retailers.
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