Press Release: Beads for a Cause® Launches “Teal Warrior” Bead, New Partnership for Ovarian Cancer

For immediate release: September 19, 2013

For more information, contact: Lisa Leahy, Director of Social Media,

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Beads for a Cause® of Boston, MA has launched the new “Teal Warrior” bead in partnership with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) based in Washington, DC.

OCNA advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test for ovarian cancer, improved health care practices and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals, advocates, and raises public awareness of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

A trendsetter for gifts that champion great causes, Beads for a Cause ® products are different from other beads on the market in two ways:  1) They have inspiring meanings that are imprinted in the silver on the sides, and 2) They generate as much as 20% donations for their designated charities.

Linda Waters, Founder of Beads for a Cause® states “Less than 20% of all cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed at the most treatable stages, meaning early. And the symptoms make it nearly impossible to detect early. They include bloating, low back pain, abdominal pain, and bladder trouble, among others. For every woman I know, these are not unusual aches and pains to have, so ovarian cancer can easily be overlooked in the early stages” said Waters, “Understanding genetic predisposition and most importantly, development of an early detection test will be the pivotal turning point to catching this disease in time to really make a difference and eventually, to find a cure.”

Made of sterling silver and sparkly crystal, the TEAL WARRIOR bead joins the Beads for a Cause ® “Tough as Teal” collection in helping fight this silent killer and can be found on the Beads for a Cause ® website.