September Newsletter

September is TEAL
Thousands Wear TEAL Across the USA
September marks the nationwide observance of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The first Friday in September is National Wear TEAL Day, and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance will lead the efforts of thousands of Americans wearing TEAL to increase awareness about the deadly disease.

TEAL is the ovarian cancer community’s color and serves as a reminder that ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all the cancers of the reproductive system and a leading cause of cancer death among women.

To find out what you can do this September to get involved, visit our September guide.

The United States of Teal campaign
United States of Teal is the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s campaign to raise awareness about ovarian cancer by gaining the support of state legislative leadership.

With our United States of Teal campaign we’re targeting all 50 state houses and asking legislators to pledge their allegiance to the fight against ovarian cancer. By signing a pledge card, they are letting their constituents know that they are committed to promoting ovarian cancer research, improving the lives of women suffering from ovarian cancer, and helping us raise awareness about ovarian cancer symptoms. Once a legislator pledges, we’ll turn his/her state teal on the United States of Teal web site ( See the map below to see if your state has turned TEAL yet!

To learn more about the campaign, visit

What’s New?
Our Shop+Give Program
Some of our favortite retailers have teamed up with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance this September. A portion of the proceeds of selected TEAL items from the following retailers will benefit the work of OCNA: Macy’s, Chico’s, Ann Taylor Loft, PaperSource, RedEnvelope, DHC, Sketchers and Tom Shoes.

Click here to shop TEAL items from your favorite retailer! And Don’t forget to download the App for future online purchases.

Ovarian Health 101: National Teleconference

Be on the look-out …
Lifetime Television
Set your DVR’s! The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates the viewers of Lifetime Television about ovarian cancer. On Monday, September 13th at 7:00am EDT OCNA Board President, Annette Leal Mattern, will be featured on Lifetime’s morning show, The Balancing Act. Check your local listings for show times.

To watch a preview of the segment, click here.

Costco Helps Raise Awareness
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance would like to thank Costco for educating their shoppers about ovarian cancer this September. All 400+ Costco store locations will be running two of our Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) throughout the month of September on their high definition televisions. Be sure to check it out at your local Costco and thank the managers for their support!

To view all the inspirational stories and PSA’s, click here.

Upcoming Events

Wear TEAL Day!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Show your support by wearing TEAL the first Friday in September.

Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act to feature OCNA Board President and ovarian cancer survivor, Annette Leal Mattern
Monday, September 13, 2010 at 7:00am EDT (Check your local listings)

Ovarian Health 101: National Teleconference
Monday, September 20, 2010 from 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT

Teal Time in DC – three exciting opportunities!
1. Upstairs on 7th: Trunk Show with Ray Harris & Sissy Yates Designs  September 24-25, 2010
2. Gallery 555: Exhibit featuring Alan Binstock & Mila Kagan
Mid-September through Mid-October
3. Celadon Spa: Discounted services for those who donate to OCNA
Mid-September through Mid-October

14th Annual Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Conference
July 9-12, 2011
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Click here for a full national calendar of events.

Help Make a Difference
To help the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance continue its programs and services, please make a donation this September. Every dollar counts in the fight against ovarian cancer. Visit for more information.