Teal Toes for Ovarian Cancer

Several months ago I posted about Teal Toes, when a close friend’s mother was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. I told you how Ovarian Cancer was known as the silent killer and how Teal Toes wanted to raise awareness to let people know the signs and symptoms.

What I haven’t told you yet, is that shortly after I wrote that post my aunt contacted me and told me that ovarian cancer is what took my own grandmother’s life when I was 5 years old. I NEVER thought that raising awareness would mean that I had a family history.

This week, my friend who received her diagnosis in January passed away. It is heartbreaking and way too soon, and I wanted to remind all of you again, about Teal Toes. If you know this family and you want to “do something,” paint your toenails teal, where sandals and tell anyone who glances at them why they are teal. Take a picture and post it on Facebook, send me a picture and I’ll post it here.

Teal Toes for Ovarian Cancer

Just wanted to let all of you know about a really cool organization I just learned about. Teal Toes is dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer which is known as “the silent killer,” very often patients don’t experience symptoms until the disease has progressed.

I was made aware of this organization by a very dear friend of mine, when her mother was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I went di-rectly to Sally’s Beauty Supply and bought China Glaze in Watermelon Rind and painted my toes, Aubrey’s toes, Emma’s toes, and our friend, Elizabeth’s toes all teal. (Sadie Plum was totally uncooperative.)

If the pictures of all our toes piled together made a very important person in my life smile, then it was time well spent. Please take the time to click on the link above and learn about the symptoms associated with ovarian cancer. And if you decide to paint your toenails teal, take a quick picture and email it to me at zebandrobin(at)hotmail(dot)com and I’ll post it here to cheer my friend on to recovery!