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TEAL BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE – Will You Take The Challenge?- ‪#‎tealbutterflychallenge‬

My sister Janine (l) is an extraordinary women. She has really picked up the baton on getting Ovarian Cancer Awareness out in her town of Charlotte, NC. Getting involved and starting organizations that help women, and raise awareness of this dreadful disease which took the life of our sister, Judy Wilkins. (center)

(Margaret would probably like you to know that she
lives the Paleo way of life and this photo no longer represents her,
although she still likes the color red)

This spring Janine has started the TEAL BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE For Ovarian Cancer Awareness Spring 2015 in honor of my sister Judy Wilkins who passed away in 2009 of the disease.

It’s simple:

*Paint your nails TEAL
*Make a butterfly symbol by interlocking your thumbs (see attached photo)
*Take a photo or a video and post on social media (#tealbutterflychallenge #ovariancancerawareness) on Twitter or FB. We will look for them and capture them. We should probably start a FB page too.
*Challenge 10 of your friends to do the same

Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all the “women’s” cancers.
This year in the U.S., about 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer will
be diagnosed and about 15,000 women will die from this disease.

Because the symptoms are very subtle and there is no screening test,
75-80% of ovarian cancer is detected in late stages when treatment is less effective and the survival rate is low.
All women should know the symptoms of this very deadly disease!
Knowing the symptoms results in earlier detection … and earlier detection means that lives are saved!

The most common symptoms are:
•Bloating
•Pelvic or abdominal pain
•Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
•Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency) 

Thank you Janine, for saving lives … I love you..

To find out more info on the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer go to : www.ovariancancer.org