Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teal Toes

Did you know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month? To celebrate, I got a pedicure today:

A few facts about ovarian cancer:
*Ovarian cancer is often referred to as the "silent killer," as the symptoms can easily be missed or mistaken for other ailments.
*There is no reliable screening method for detecting ovarian cancer, nor is there any real test designed to catch it before it spreads.
*The median age for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 60.
*Ovarian cancer is the 9th most common cancer, accounting for about 3% of cancers among women.
*Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
*About 21,880 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S., and about 13,850 women will die from the disease.
I will not live in fear. I will not let cancer define me or steal my identity. I will continue to fight. I have teal toes!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love you. And your toes! :) - Emily

Shellie said...

Dang Allyson. Too bad I didn't read this earlier. I just got a pedicure today. I could have also gotten teal toes for solidarity. :-) I just got boring red instead....

Reckless said...

I happen to have "Ski Teal You Drop" on my toes right now. Only it does not look like your teal. Yours is teal-y-er. Yes, it is a word because I said so. Glad you got to have a pedi.

Kandice said...

love it!!!

bhayes11 said...

Great post & I love the toes!