Why Teal

Why Teal Toes?
  • Ribbons aren’t enough.
  • It’s easy and fun!
  • It makes your toes look pretty!
  • Teal, the ovarian cancer awareness color, is striking enough to make people ask about it.
Why toes and not fingers?
  • If you want to do your fingers, by all means, please do!
  • Some employers have rules for fingernail polish, but toes can be covered if necessary.
  • Toenail polish can last longer.
Why September?
  • September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
  • September, the end of summer in most parts of the USA, is the perfect time for one last pedicure.
Why raise awareness?
  • Too many women with ovarian cancer do not get diagnosed until their cancer has spread. Their survival rate is 45 percent.
  • The survival rate improves greatly – to 93 percent! – if the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage before it has spread.  Only 19 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at this local stage.
  • Approximately 75 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage after the cancer has spread beyond the ovary.