Rising up against ovarian cancer

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Location: N/A

2012 TEALTown September Awareness

The foundation managed to garner lots of media excitement around our awareness programs.

Starting on August 9th, our "grass-roots" foundation was featured in the Quad City Business Journal online. Read the wonderful article about the important work we are doing.

On August 30, Quad City Times' health reporter, Deirdre Cox Baker blogs about a local ovarian cancer survivor in preparation for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Read her touching blog here.

August 31 brings us fame on the front page of the health section of the Quad City Times, where two of the teal warriors and involved members of our Sisterhood of the Teal Tiaras volunteer group are rising up with us to BEAT the BIG O. Read the article here.

Rock Island Public Library jumps on our bandwagon with a special display of ovarian cancer materials during the month. See photo to the right.

On September 12, WQPT airs The Cities, with a segment on Ovarian Cancer and our TEALTown efforts. Thank you Jim Mertens... what an excellent interview. See it here.

September 17 saw a nice editorial in the Rock Island Argus/Moline Dispatch on our
efforts to rise up against ovarian cancer. Read it here.

Also on September 17, the Quad City Times publishes a Letter to the Editor from our Executive Director, driving home the facts about ovarian cancer as a follow-up to their BEAT the BIG O story. Read it here.

September 24 was a big day for us. In the morning we participated in an hour-long program on Iowa Public Radio. Kerri Stevens, one our teal warriors and a member of the Sisterhood of the Teal Tiaras spoke with Charity Nebbe about her experience with the disease. Listen to the interview here.

The afternoon of September 24, we visited PSL Live with our Teal Warrior Princess,
Paula Sands and gave her audience an update on all of our TEALTown September activities.

You can view the video here.

KWQC-TV newsmen celebrate Teal Tuesday on September 25th wearing TEALTies donated by the Greg Kautz at the Gentry Shop. Don't they look teal-riffic?