Turning teal to raise awareness
THIS month, Coles Dalby is turning teal to help raise vital funds for Ovarian Cancer research.
Shoppers can show support for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month by buying a $2 teal ribbon or $3 teal pen from Coles at Dalby, or donation via tins at the checkout.
Ovarian Cancer Australia chief executive officer Jane Hill said it was important for women to know signs and symptoms of the disease.
“More than 90 per cent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer experience one or more of the four key symptoms,” Ms Hill said.
“These include abdominal or pelvic pain, increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating, the need to urinate often or urgently, and feeling full after eating only a small amount,” she said.
“It is also vital that Australians ask about their family history of ovarian and breast cancer – up to 20 per cent of cases are linked to a genetic predisposition.”
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month will culminate on Wednesday, February 22 for Teal Ribbon Day, when supporters across the country can host an Afternoon Teal to have a cuppa, raise funds and start a conversation about ovarian cancer.
To find out more about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, treatment and support, visit www.ovariancancer.net.au.
Ovarian Cancer chief Jane Hill. Australia