Tuesday, September 1

www.LetsTalkPeriod.com: Ovarian Cancer Awareness

As I was going through my backlog of e-mails I came across this one from Seventh Generation. Although I don't have time to do a proper post about it, I wanted to pass this great info onto you so I am just posting the e-mail as is:

Did you know that 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year? If you didn’t, chances are neither do the women in your circle or your readers.

In accordance with their mission to educate women, Seventh Generation has teamed up with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) to dedicate one day where women would start talking about ovarian cancer and to try to raise much need donations to help educate women on the signs of ovarian cancer.

They’ve created “Let’s Talk… Period” Day and a website, http://www.letstalkperiod.com/ where they’re encouraging people to log on September 1st.

When you register your email address, Seventh Generation will make a $1 donation to the OCRF, with an overall donation of $22,000 representing the women that will be diagnosed this year.

The website has information on ovarian cancer signs, symptoms, risk factors and prevention, because the best way of prevention is through education.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and we’re hoping that this campaign will get you and other women talking.

As a thank you for participating, Seventh Generation will give each registrant a coupon for their organic cotton tampons that are not bleached with chlorine, free of rayon and don’t contain added perfumes or dyes.

You have the voice to help spread awareness about ovarian cancer.

We would love it if you could post information about “Let’s Talk… Period” Day on August 31st or September 1st.

We’ve also created a Twitter hash tag #LetsTalkPeriod for the campaign and several videos to get people talking, ranging from an ovarian cancer survivor’s story, doctor, comedian and regular women on the streets of New York.

“Let’s Talk…Period” Videos:
  1. Woman on the Street: Find Out What’s In a Conventional Tampon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-CT_PgVHgI
  2. Dr. Alan Greene discusses organic cotton tampons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L79y6gkefso
  3. Comedienne Jessica Bern, channels Aunt Flo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97ml4-L-1-o
  4. Comedienne Josie Leavitt, talks about tampons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2vJT9GCwfA

Go register and Help spread the word!

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