Rising up against ovarian cancer

Monday, October 1, 2012

Location: N/A

We carry our TEALTown September momentum into October, too...

On October 4th, another Teal Warrior and Sisterhood of the Teal Tiaras member, Robin Huffstutler speaks about her experience with ovarian cancer and its genetic kinship with breast cancer. Read Deirdre Cox Baker’s article in the Quad City Times and listen to Robin’s story here.

On Monday, October 15 our executive Director spoke to an enthusiastic group of women on “Ovarian Cancer: The Jewish Connection and its Kinship with Breast Cancer.” This talk was presented by the Sisterhoods of Temple Emanuel and Congregation Beth Israel as part of their Diane Meade Health Program series. Attendees learned how to identify the symptoms of ovarian cancer and why they could be at higher risk for the disease because of a history of breast cancer or Jewish ancestry.

Robin-HuffstutlerAnd, on Tuesday, October 23, we supported our Teal Warrior Robin Huffstutler as we sold TEALBling and shared facts about this insidious disease with 135 assistants at a Country Financial district meeting. In the photo to the right, Robin helps arrange the TEALBling display.

The NormaLeah Foundation participated in Trinity’s Spirit of Women “Girls Night Out” at Northpark Mall on October 18. We had a great time selling TEALBling and handing out BEAT Mirror Cards to rise up against ovarian cancer. Thank you to the Teal Tiara volunteers who came out on a rainy cold night to help us.

Saturday, October 27 took us to Peoria, where we participated in their Women’s Lifestyle Fair. We handed out more than 3000 BEAT Mirror Cards and opened many women’s eyes to the deadliness of the disease. Thank you to Sue Harris and Elizabeth DeLong for making the trek to help out. And to LaToya Johnson as well for helping us rise up against ovarian cancer.