Take the #tealbutterflychallenge– National Ovarian Cancer Day is May 8
But the #tealbutterflychallenge runs until June 21
I’m very proud of my sister Janine DeFeo for creating a campaign that will save a life.
It began with this photo below, my sister Judy Dillon Wilkins, on the far left, had been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in the Spring of 2008. After several rounds of chemo, Judy, my sisters and her daughter Colleen Wilkins (r) went on a long weekend trip to the Smokey Mountains for a getaway where they took this photo of the first “awareness butterfly” in the Spring of 2009.
Judy lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer in November 2009.
My sister Janine DeFeo, who lives in Charlotte NC wanted to do something. She got together with her friend
Amy Roberts, who’s aunt had passed away from Ovarian Cancer, and created the #tealbutterflychallenge
Which runs from the first day of Spring til the last day, June 21 and is very simple to do, yet profound in getting the message of awareness out.
*Paint your nails TEAL
*Make a butterfly symbol by interlocking your thumbs
*Take a photo or a video and post on social media (#tealbutterflychallenge #ovariancancerawareness)
*Challenge 10 of your friends to do the same
It’s to raise awareness because many women might not know the symptoms
It’s easy to Take The Teal Butterfly Challenge
Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ryne Robinson
go buy a bottle of teal nail polish, in fact buy 2 and tell a friend
Ovarian Cancer did not define my sister but it certainly has altered my life. We will continue to spread awareness until we see a change, not for us but for our girls, the future generation because they deserve better #tealbutterflychallenge Janine DeFeo