Wear Teal with Zeal ~ National Wear Teal Day Sept. 4th
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Raise Awareness on National Wear Teal Day
SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2020
Stand in solidarity with a community dedicated to overcoming Ovarian Cancer, raising awareness of the disease and potential warning signs.
DID YOU KNOW.. Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women’s cancer; yet it is often overlooked and under-diagnosed. Symptoms are vague, so most women are diagnosed in late stages when 70% will not survive 5 years. Approximately 1 in 4 Canadian women still believe that a Pap test screens for ovarian cancer; it does not. A Pap test screens for cervical cancer.
“The Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area has set a goal to raise awareness of ovarian cancer in our community. Everyone knows what pink ribbons are for. We want to ensure that people in our community recognize what the teal ribbons represent but also become more aware of possible signs of potential ovarian cancer and advocate for themselves with their family physicians,” states Sharon Kirkpatrick, President of the Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area.
“We will start off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by posting signs and tying teal ribbons on Queen Street from Pilgrim to Dennis Street.”
As you turn heads, be sure to share the inspiration for your fashion statement.
Show your true colours by posting a photo on social media using hashtag #WearTealDay.
If community members want more information, they can contact the Zonta email [email protected]
Zonta is a global service organization of members working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area has been active in the community for 42 years.
The club supports a number of local service projects including scholarships at local high schools as well as Sault College and Algoma University, Sexual Assault Care Centre, Breton House, Women in Crisis, Breast Cancer Comfort pillows and Days for Girls hygiene kits.