EVERY WOMAN is at Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Pelvic or abdominal pain/discomfort
Vague but persistent gastrointestinal upsets Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
Unexplained changes in bowel habits
Unexplained weight gain/loss
Ongoing unusual fatigue
& Back pain
Pain during intimacy
* If these symptoms persist for 10 days to 2 weeks, consult your gynecologist,
physician OR preferably a gynecological oncologist *
RISK FACTORS LINKED TO OVARIAN CANCER
A Genetic predisposition (BRCA1 / BRCA2 gene)
Personal or family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer A Increasing age
Reproductive history and infertility
A Hormone replacement therapy
* A Pap test does NOT detect Ovarian Cancer*
Turn The Town Teal – A National Awareness Campaign for Ovarian Cancer
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Turn The Towns Teal A National Campaign Raisin Awareness of Ovarian Cancer, Launches is 16th Annual Life-Saving Campaign
Mendham Twp., NJ – Turn The Towns Teal®, a national campaign whose mission is to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer, its often subtle symptoms and risk factors, launches its 16h Annual Awareness Campaign in September which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Teal is the color associated with ovarian cancer.
EVERY WOMAN is at risk of developing ovarian cancer. Knowing the subtle symptoms and risk factors can literally save a woman’s life. If detected in its early stages, the success rate is 90-95%. As of today, there is NO conclusive early detection test.
Turn The Towns Teal® has been represented in all 50 states. The campaign has grown from the original 20 registrants to over 65o registrants last year; this literally translates to thousands of women, men and children throughout the USA participating. The campaign’s success proves its importance.
Turn The Towns Teal® is a 3-tiered campaign: Volunteers can 0 “Teal” their town(s), 2) “Teal” their neighborhoods, businesses, places of worship, etc. and/or 3) “Teal” their personal homes. Participants can register for any tier on our website to get involved and order their campaign materials. Volunteers tie Teal ribbons throughout their towns, neighborhoods, businesses and at their homes. Additionally they distribute symptom cards and brochures, display lawn signs, etc., and many wear Turn The Towns Teal® t-shirts and hats. These materials alert the public about this disease. All campaign materials are made in the USA.
“Turn The Towns Teal®’s clever, alliterative title and the campaign was the inspiration of Gail MacNeil (Chatham, NJ 1943-2008). She knew only all too well that there was not enough awareness about Ovarian Cancer and literally created it for others so that they would not have to go through what she and her family endured for 10 years
Awareness is our primary mission; however, there are other important aspects of the campaign. Our survivors now feel that their disease is finally being recognized and they want to educate the public. Additionally, those who have lost someone to ovarian cancer find it cathartic to continue the campaign in honor of their loved one. We KNOW for a fact that this campaign has saved women’s lives”, states Jane MacNeil, now President of the Campaign.
Turn The Towns Teal® was trademarked by Gail’s husband; he applied for and was granted 501 (C) (3) nonprofit status. Note: None of the officers take any compensation from the campaign. www.turnthetownsteal.org.
P.O. Box 65, Brookside, NJ 07926
info @turnth etownsteal.org
There are many diverse community and civic clubs/organizations available for participation within the village limits of Genoa. There is a specific purpose that each organization has when they come together. There are some that are associated with a particular church or religious affiliation; some with the focus to benefit the community, and the surrounding area, of Genoa; and some just to celebrate the veterans that have proudly served our country.
(listed in alphabetical order)
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