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.
- 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.