Get Real With Teal
Tie a Teal Ribbon
During September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are dressed in teal, the official color of the disease. The Philadelphia skyline is ablaze in teal lights, select merchants show their support with special window displays and signage and ribbons of the same color adorn main streets and neighborhoods in communities across the area.
Tie a Teal Shoelace
Because there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, it is crucial to know the symptoms of the disease. That’s why we are planning to Get Real with Teal with athletic teams across the state to spread awareness during the month of September! We provide the laces free of charge to youth sports teams. To participate, send this order form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it in. Download the Get Real With Teal Social Media Kit
SROCF works with iconic Philadelphia landmarks and neighborhoods to light up in teal, the official color of ovarian cancer. With the communities coming together and lighting up in teal in unison, the color has come to signify support and awareness for the more than 188,000 women in the US currently living with the disease.
OVARYACT is a public awareness campaign designed to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Billboards, bathroom stall advertisements, public service announcements and teal ribbons are part of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s strategy to promote earlier detection of ovarian cancer to the general public.
Those touched by ovarian cancer, notice the color Teal immediately when they see it. During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this September, we’re asking you to snap it when you see it & post it.
Participant Rules / Giveaway
Show off your Teal by participating in SROCF’s Instagram Contest
Follow Sandy Rollman on Twitter and Instagram (handle: @srocf)
Submit a photo of a teal-colored object on either channel depicting how you find teal in your everyday lives. Show us your friends, favorite clothes-anything that illustrates the color Teal in every day!
When posting your photo, include SROCF’s handle, and include the campaign’s branded hashtag #findthetealineveryday in all posts in order to be entered into the giveaway.
Post once a day throughout the campaign to increase your chances to win! Submitting one image for the duration of the campaign will also be accepted.
At the end of September we will determine the best of all the photos tagged #findthetealineveryday, post the winner on our instagram page and the winner will receive a special prize!
- To be eligible, photos must be tagged with the hashtag #findthetealineveryday
- The photos must be posted during the month of September
- Only photos from public Instagram accounts are eligible
Any questions? Contact email@example.com. Get to snapping, and good luck!
Know the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
Women with ovarian cancer report that symptoms are persistent and represent a change from normal for their bodies.
Why You Need to Know the Symptoms!
Ovarian cancer is very treatable when detected early. But, it’s hard to detect because the symptoms are vague and often misinterpreted by both women and physicians. There is no test to find it and no way to prevent it. But, there are symptoms. Early detection is possible if women learn to OvaryAct!
If You Experience Symptoms:
Women should contact their physician if any symptoms occur almost daily for more than a few weeks. Experts suggest a pelvic/rectal exam, a transvaginal ultrasound, and a CA-125 blood test. If ovarian cancer is suspected, consult a gynecologic oncologist immediately.
The Sandy Rollman Foundation is proud to be a part of many different programs which all support the foundation in one way or another. We encourage you to participate! See the menu to the left to view our current programs.
If you are interested in starting a new program with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a Little Help From Her Friends
Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is an upsetting and overwhelming experience. Very often after diagnosis, women feel very alone. We’re here to help you.
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation works to offer support to ovarian cancer survivors and their families; educates the public about ovarian cancer; and raises funds to advance ovarian cancer research.
You do not have to take this journey alone. We have many resources to help you navigate your way. As you face many decisions and emotions along this roller coaster ride, we believe that knowledge is power.
Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®
Through the Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives® (STS) program, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation educates medical students about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
The goal of the STS program is to increase the number of healthcare providers who recognize ovarian cancer symptoms and refer women suspected of ovarian cancer to gynecologic oncologists to diagnose and treat the disease in its earliest stages.
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) works through its partner members and affiliates to offer the program at no charge in more than 90 U.S. medical schools. STS Volunteer Speakers are needed. If you would like to share your story, contact Robin Cohen at email@example.com.
Through the Dr. You Program, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation educates the general public about ovarian cancer through interactive skits. The program also teaches people how to navigate through the healthcare system and be their own best advocate. If you are interested in bringing the Dr. You to your business or school, contact Robin Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head A Commitee
The SROCF has Educational, Marketing/Media, Legislative and Fundraising committees. Perhaps you’d like to organize a “Doctor You” program at your office, volunteer on our Silent Auction Committee, share your story with medical students or volunteer on our run/walk committee.
Write A Letter To Your Senator
Advocate for an early screening test and sound genetic testing for ovarian cancer by making a legislative visit to your local Congressman. Invite your Senator or Congressman to an event during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September. You can have an influence about what your congressional representative does about ovarian cancer!
Help us make America Teal by joining the fight against ovarian cancer!
United States of Teal
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a partner-member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, which gives us a voice nationally to advocate for research funding, raise awareness about the symptoms and work on behalf of ovarian cancer survivors and women at risk at the federal level. Join the fight for women with ovarian cancer and Take Action today at http://www.ovariancancer.org/take-action/.
Make a Lasting Difference for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation through the Living Legacy Society. The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization made possible by the generous contributions of people like you, who value our service and believe in our mission to help women and families find the information and support they need when coping with ovarian cancer and to raise awareness and much needed funds for research.
There are many ways to make a substantial donation to the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation and keep your family member’s memory alive in what we do. You can donate immediate tax-deductible gifts of cash, stocks or other assets or planned gifts through wills, charitable gift annuities, pooled income funds, life insurance or charitable trusts or host a fundraiser.
Gifts to the Living Legacy Society can be made anonymously or with recognition according to your personal interests. Contact us confidentially to discuss a plan that works for you and your family’s financial planning goals.
Living Legacy Funds
Join Team Teal, the official charity program of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation and raise funds and awareness to fight ovarian cancer.
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation allows its team of runners the unique opportunity to make your running experience more meaningful by not only accomplishing a personal goal on race day, but by contributing to our larger mission of saving women’s loves.
Join us for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon; visit http://www.rocknrollphiladelphia.kintera.org/ for more information and to register.
Notes to Researchers
Those affected by cancer have many opportunities to build relationships with and give thanks to their doctors, nurses, and other members of their medical team. Oftentimes, however, patients do not get to meet or thank the research staff who work every day to create live-saving treatments. At the same time, research staff members do not often get to see the personal impact of their work. Notes to Researchers is an opportunity to make these connections — one note at a time. Notes to Researchers was created by Sarah Guy after her diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Despite her diagnosis, Sarah lived are life fully. She was an inspiration to us all. Sarah passed away from ovarian cancer on November 29, 2015. It’s our promise to her to continue this important initiative to honor her and the many researchers working tirelessly to help others.