5 ways to raise ovarian cancer awareness through jewelry

Our O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Contest ends tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop giving to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and raising awareness! If you have already donated and/or participated in the event, thank you kindly, but you still have until midnight tomorrow to be eligible for the contest. And now I have compiled other ways you give to research and raising awareness, and they involve lots o’ bling.

Ladies, I know many of you are always looking for new accessories, and guys–why not show the special ladies in your lives how much you love them and care about their health? The holiday season is creeping closer….

5 Ways to Raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness through Jewelry

1. L’Oréal Paris Color of Hope Jewelry Collection. L’Oréal Paris has become the largest corporate sponsor of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, largely through their special jewelry and cosmetic collections and Legends Gala Benefits. They have raised over $14 million toward ovarian cancer and research, and if you’re feeling in the mood for some Swarovsky, L’Oréal Paris Color of Hope is the way to go.

2. Angela Moore Ovarian Cancer Awareness Collection. For every purchase from Angela Moore’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Collection, 15% of proceeds go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The lovely bracelet on the right costs $50.

3. Colleen Burg Custom Jewelry. “A turquoise barrel drops through this hand forged circle” by Berg, who donates 20% of all proceeds of pieces bought in September to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and throws in a free ovarian cancer symptom card with each order. Cost is $155.

4. Designing Diva’s Shining Light Pendant. The Designing Diva dedicates this pendant “as a ‘shining light’ of hope for all those who struggle” with ovarian cancer as well as family and friends who support them. Fifteen percent of proceeds on sales until December 31, 2008 will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Cost of the pendant is $42.

5. Shanrene, Inc.’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Wristbands. These wristbands are teal silicone with the words Faith, Hope, Courage, and Strength printed on them with awareness ribbons in between. For every wristband bracelet sold, Shanrene, Inc. donates $.25 to the The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research. Wristbands cost a mere 99 cents a piece. Perfect for getting a bunch and passing them out to friends and family, no?

And one more fun girly way to raise awareness? Paint your toenails teal!

Teal is the official color for Ovarian Cancer Awareness, and even though September is ending, that’s no reason you can’t help raise awareness year-round by putting teal in your pedicure rotation.

Read more about TealToes.org and also get their suggestions for polish here.

Oh and lastly, check out Mom Central’s Contest for Kelly Ripa-designed Ovarian Cancer Awareness t-shirts as well as for more information on Electrolux‘s new Turquoise Sky washer and dryer, for which the company will be donating $200 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for every pair purchased.

Now go forth, buy, and spread ovarian cancer awareness!

20 Beans of Wisdom to “5 ways to raise ovarian cancer awareness through jewelry”
  1. Grazie, Michelle.

    Beautiful items.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Paul Newman 1925-2008

    Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  2. joanne at frutto della passione

    Is it wrong, or odd that so much beauty can come from so much sadness? Wouldn’t something like this make a lovely gift for a girlfriend or relative, even if this disease has never touched them? Thanks for organizing, together with Sara and Jenn of course.

    joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..100 things about me for my 100th post!

    Absolutely Joanne–I think these are great gifts for any woman 🙂

  3. 09.29.2008

    You girls are the best, Michelle. These are wonderful items. Gina is going to be so happy about all of this.

    Diana’s last blog post..Blame this one on Norway- My Norwegian Guest Turned Me On to the Clip….

    Glad you’re enjoying this, and I’m glad to hear you think Gina is too 🙂

  4. Way to go, Michelle! I am definitely learning more about ovarian cancer since doing this event. I didn’t know it had a color and so many companies behind it. That’s great! And jewelry never hurts 🙂

    I’m learning so much too–and happy to share 🙂

  5. 09.29.2008

    A little Monday bling for a good cause!!!

    My Mélange’s last blog post..”O”recchiette Gina

    Absolutely Robin 🙂

  6. 09.29.2008

    shiny things!!!… i love ’em!

    qualcosa di bello’s last blog post..a watered down version of sunday…

    Bling bling!

  7. 09.29.2008

    Sorry, I didn’t know about this before – I do an awareness campaign in Canada for Ovarian Cancer Canada


    Glad we found each other now at least!

  8. 09.29.2008

    Thanks for the info Michelle.

    Beatriz’s last blog post..La Cucina di Nicola: Julie’s no egg – no butter chocolate cake

    My pleasure Beatriz 🙂

  9. 09.29.2008

    thank you for doing this

    jennifer’s last blog post..persistence of memory

    And thank you for reading and spreading the word Jennifer 🙂

  10. 09.29.2008

    Lisa @ http://clusterfook.com/ is battling ovarian cancer for the third time, and makes & sells bracelets to help with awareness (and help with her medical bills) also.

    Tug’s last blog post..Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

    Thanks so much for the information Tug!

  11. 09.29.2008

    Great way to spread the word about Ovarian Cancer. Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month? Another great cause.

    Mary’s last blog post..Baptism Italian Style

    Indeed Mary! Think pink!

  12. 09.29.2008

    I am starting to know more about this from different blogs.
    Signs&syptoms post was a real informative one.
    I just send the event post.

    Happy Cook’s last blog post..Orange Pannacotta with Caramalized Oranges

    Thanks for participating–sounds like a great recipe 🙂

  13. Chel

    Teal toes are so cool. I’ve got a teal streak in my hair, so maybe I’ll go buy the cool polish and be matchy-matchy.

    Sounds great to me Chel 🙂

  14. 09.29.2008

    Thank you for doing all this. My sil died of ovarian cancer at a young age. It’s a horrible, horrible disease. You are truly one of the good people for spreading awareness.

    Kacey’s last blog post..What is Twitter

    Sorry to hear about your SIL; hopefully through our small part, we’re reaching lots of women and convincing them to listen to their bodies.

  15. 09.30.2008

    Thank you for sharing my “fundraiser jewelry” with your readers to further research and hopefully an early detection method for OC!

    I urge women everywhere to learn the signs/symptoms of OCRF by visiting, http://www.OCRF.org .


    Thanks so much for stopping by Randi and for doing all you do to raise awareness!

  16. 10.14.2008

    I came in late the convo, but now it is October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women in general have so much to keep tabs on with making sure they are healthy and happy. So please, women out there, do do self exams on your breast today. It is vitally important. I personally do self exams at least once a month. If you notice any change, please tell your doctor.

    NewWrldYankee’s last blog post..Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty & Blog Talk Radio

    Excellent advice! Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. Hien Wollyung

    The headline here and general content of this CBS story in my opinion is taken out of context and rather overstated in comparison to the original article. While it is true that BSGI and PEM have a higher radiation dose than screening mammography and increased attributable risk, the same can be said of a CT of the chest over a 2 view chest x-ray (actually a fairly similar comparison in terms of effective dose and increased risk and ordered thousands of times a day in the U.S.). The subject of attributable risk of cancer from medical imaging procedures is rather complex and not as easily translated as the CBS story presents. I certainly agree with the importance of educating the general public on the risks associated with medical imaging but the patient should discuss the benefits vs risks of each imaging exam with his/her physician and decide accordingly. As with any medical imaging exam that uses ionizing radiation, there are benefits versus risks and when used appropriately, these studies can provide very valuable and important diagnostic information. It would be a shame for a patient to forgo a medically necessary BSGI or PEM because of a fear of the radiation dose and then discover too late a cancer that may have otherwise been detected early on. I think the real take home message of the article should be two fold. First, that physicians be aware of the radiation dose delivered with each exam he/she may order and order appropriately and accordingly. Secondly, that patients be aware of the radiation dose they receive and make decisions in concert with their physician.

    Thanks for your thoughts, Hien.

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