Wear Teal and Help Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer! September 09 2014, 0 Comments

We here at Go Free Pants are very upfront about our support for women’s issues, especially concerning women’s health. Which is why we are helping get the word out about ovarian cancer, in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly cancers in women, as the 5th leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women ages 35-74. It is called the silent killer because it is often not found until in its final stages: 60% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are already in Stage 3, where the survival rate is as low as 30%.

It also has the reputation of being a silent killer because for years it was thought there were no symptoms. But there are! We need to spread the word, to let women know what to be looking for. Early warning signs of ovarian cancer include:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently and often

You can help break the silence by wearing teal this month in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Teal is a great color for fall. Its brightness helps bring color to your face and accentuate your features. Of course you can always go with traditional pairings such as black pants or a pink skirt with your teal blouse. But blogger Annie Suh [https://suite.io/annie-suh/2e5r2nm] gives us some other great color ideas, such as teal with brown, yellow, peach or cranberry. After all, what better way to build awareness than by making a fashion statement?

In addition to pulling out your favorite teal blouse or sweater, you can add to your collection by choosing some of the great items on Choose Hope, including scarves, t-shirts, watches and hats. This is a for-profit organization, but they donate large sums of money each month to cancer research, including $5,000 in August to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

So pull out your favorite pair of Go Free Pants and put them on with something teal. Then make sure to let people know why you’re wearing this fun color. It’s up to all of us to help break the silence!