Teal Tuesdays with Ovarian Cancer Canada & Edmonton City Centre Mall

April 29, 2013

For the month of April, Ovarian Cancer Canada and Edmonton City Centre Mall have been teaming up together to present Teal Tuesdays - events going on over lunch hour to raise awareness for ovarian cancer by making it unignorable. Being a health care professional myself, I know that ovarian cancer is the most dangerous of all gynecological cancers. The symptoms can be attributed to a variety of conditions, so when the symptoms become severe, the cancer is typically in the late stage of the disease. And that is why it is so important to detect the cancer early, as the survival rate is much higher (90%+).

The campaign is a partnership between Ovarian Cancer Canada and Edmonton City Centre Mall. It aims to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, known as the disease that whispers, and provide women with information that can be used to identify the signs of ovarian cancer, which are often difficult to detect. It can be easy to ignore the symptoms of this disease because many of them don’t seem out of the ordinary. Symptoms include swelling or bloating of the abdomen, pelvic discomfort or heaviness, back or abdominal pain, fatigue, gas, nausea, indigestion, change in bowel habits, emptying your bladder frequently, menstrual irregularities, weight loss or weight gain.


So last Tuesday, I was invited to check out the Teal Tresses event to help raise awareness and show support for the cause - something I was more than happy to attend! Alongside city councillors Kim Krushell and Karen Leibovici and other style bloggers in the city, we each got deal extensions placed in our hair by Eveline Charles stylists to show our support.

It was a lovely lunch hour event with a great turnout - many men and women got teal accents in their hair to show their support. Teal is such an eye-catching colour, no one can ignore it! Tomorrow is the final Teal Tuesday event, where everyone is invited to stop by the teal lounge to enjoy the party, music, and complimentary tea provided by David's Tea. Get your picture taken with the Unignorable display, or pick up the scarf I have above to show your support. Every little bit counts! Edmonton City Centre is also hosting a contest where you can win a $1000 shopping spree - could anything be better?

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10 comments

  1. Wonderful events for the cause Andrea! Ovarian cancer is so awful. It takes your life quickly. Early detection is key. I love what they do there. Such a pretty set up too. You look great. Love your outfit.

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  2. What an amazing event. This is for sure something none of us should shy away from and it's great that they are getting the word out!! I love the scarf.

    xoxo
    annpaige

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  3. I really like the teal theme and what a great way to promote awareness for ovarian cancer! This kind of reminds me of BC's Daffodil Month where everyone wears a little yellow daffodil to promote cancer awareness =)

    xoxo

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  6. Perfect event and your hair is soo nice. Have a great day/.

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  7. This looks like an awesome event ! Wish I could've been there since I really am not that far away from edmonton ! Thanks for sharing :)

    Cherry ~~

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  8. This is a great initiative. Ovarian cancer is something you don't hear too much about here in Ireland. Thanks for sharing.

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