4 Easy Things You Can Do Today for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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Ovarian cancer kills more women than any other reproductive cancer, but you probably didn't know that since it doesn't have an Internet meme attached to its fundraising efforts like the ice bucket challenge nor does it have a tween-boy-inspired bumper sticker campaign like "save the tatas" for breast cancer.  But we need to pay more attention to ovarian cancer: according to the Presidental Proclamation on ovarian cancer, 22,000 women will be diagnosed with it this year, and 14,000 will die from the disease.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and there are plenty of proactive things you can do.

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Image: Rusty Clark via Flickr

Educate Yourself and Others

NBC News reports that "Ovarian cancer was the No. 4 cause of cancer death in women between 2003 and 2007."  Take some time to read up on the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and choose three facts to share with your Facebook friends by posting them as a status update in September.

Do a Walk/Run to Raise Money and Awareness

Love to exercise AND want to spread a good message?  Support the National Ovarian Cancer Collation by signing up for a walk or run in your area.

Go Teal

Just as pink is the colour associated with breast cancer awareness, ovarian cancer has teal.  Paint your nails teal, turn your Twitter profile teal, or create a new header for your blog using the colour AND explain why you have done so.

Donate

Make a donation to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and ask others to do so too.

What are you doing in September to help increase awareness for ovarian cancer?

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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