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Kick off September by sharing the symptoms of ovarian cancer—the deadliest gynecologic cancer. Share this graphic on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest to help raise awareness.  <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BEATgraphic.zip' target='_blank'><strong>Click here to download and share the BEAT graphic.</strong></a>This month we are partnering with Belabumbum to support women from top to bottom. <strong>Enter to win a free teal camisole and panty set specially created for this partnership</strong>. Here’s how: create a “Pin Your Best Teal” board on  <a href='http://pinterest.com/ocna/' target='_blank'>Pinterest</a>. Throughout the month, pin your favorite teal items—including Belabumbum’s “Supporting Women Top to Bottom” teal set! <strong>Once your board is done, tweet @OCNA and @Belabumbum with a link to your board. Make sure to use the hashtags #TopToBottom and #WearTeal</strong>. At the end of September we will select three winners to receive a free camisole and panty set in your size!It’s Teal Challenge Tuesday! Every Tuesday in September we’ll share the weekly focus for our Teal Challenge—a fun way to get your family and friends to spread the word about ovarian cancer, raise funds to support our programs and win great prizes! <strong>This week the Teal Challenge will focus on ovarian cancer basics</strong>. Click here to learn <a href='http://ocna.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=507' target='_blank'>more</a>We work with more than 70 organizations around the world to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. <strong>Connect with support and resources near you by finding your nearest <a href='http://ocnapartners.org/about/partner-members-2013/' target='_blank'>Partner Member</strong></a>.Many of our Partner Members host events throughout September—it’s a great time of year to get connected!Do you like us? Do you really like us? <strong> Keep up to date with everything ovarian cancer by liking the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance on <a href='https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ovarian-Cancer-National-Alliance/138949746444' target='_blank'>Facebook</a> </strong> You can also find us on <a href='https://twitter.com/ocna' target='_blank'>Twitter</a>, <a href='http://pinterest.com/ocna/' target='_blank'>Pinterest</a> and <a href='https://plus.google.com/b/111981973948504233081/111981973948504233081/posts' target='_blank'>Google+</a> <strong>Deck yourself in teal—the color of ovarian cancer awareness—to show your support for women with this disease </strong>. Amplify your message by posting a photo of yourself on <a href='https://www.facebook.com' target='_blank'>Facebook</a>, <a href='https://twitter.com' target='_blank'>Twitter</a>, <a href='https://plus.google.com' target='_blank'>Google+</a> or <a href='http://www.instagram.com' target='_blank'>Instagram</a> with the hashtag #WearTeal. We’ll compile and share the best photos from Wear Teal Day later in September! <strong>Spread the word about ovarian cancer by writing a letter to your local newspaper </strong>. Tell the editor that September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and encourage them to write about the symptoms and other critical facts about ovarian cancer. You can find helpful statistics in our <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/fact-sheets' target='_blank'>fact sheets</a>.Shop your support!  <strong>From bracelets to t-shirts to lingerie, many companies donate a percentage of their sales to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance </strong>. You can help fund our programs with purchases from <a href='http://www.belabumbum.com/ocna' target='_blank'>Belabumbum </a>, <a href='http://bravelets.com/product-category/ovarian-cancer' target='_blank'>Bravelets</a>, <a href='http://www.causekeepers.com/ovarian-cancer-national-alliance-store' target='_blank'>Causekeepers</a> and <a href='https://www.ovariancancer.org/help-spread-the-word/teal-products/' target='_blank'>others</a>.Teal is personal to every woman and man whose life is touched by ovarian cancer.  <strong>Tell us why teal is personal to you—share your story with the Alliance <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/submit-your-story' target='_blank'>today</a> </strong>.Take the Challenge! Join us all month to spread the word about ovarian cancer through our Teal Challenge program. <strong>This week our challengers are spreading the word about how to BEAT ovarian cancer by learning the symptoms of the disease</strong>. Click here to join us and take the <a href='http://ocna.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=507' target='_blank'>challenge</a>.Use the power of a pin to spread the word about ovarian cancer. <strong>If you’re on Pinterest, create—or add to—a board dedicated to ovarian cancer awareness</strong>. Here are some suggested awareness <a href='http://pinterest.com/ocna/ovarian-cancer-awareness' target='_blank'>pins</a> to get you started! Follow us on <a href='http://pinterest.com/ocna/' target='_blank'>Pinterest</a> for more ideas.Teal is taking action! <strong>Thank Congress for helping raise awareness of ovarian cancer this September</strong>. When you tell your elected officials that ovarian cancer matters to you, you are helping the Alliance secure millions of dollars in federal funding for research and education about this disease. Click here to email your <a href='http://capwiz.com/ovarian/issues/alert/?alertid=62909116' target='_blank'>senators</a> and <a href='http://capwiz.com/ovarian/issues/alert/?alertid=62909061' target='_blank'>representative</a> about National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the United States and Canada, but this disease affects women worldwide. <strong>Spread the word with our Spanish language awareness <a href='http://www.causekeepers.com/ovarian-cancer-national-alliance-store/index.php/awareness-materials/ovarian-cancer-symptom-card-100-pack-5.html' target='_blank'>cards</a>, or connect with an ovarian cancer group in another country through the <a href='http://www.ovariancancerday.org' target='_blank'>World Ovarian Cancer Day site</a></strong>. P.S. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for May 8, 2014—the next World Ovarian Cancer Day.<a href='http://www.causekeepers.com/ovarian-cancer-national-alliance-store/' target='_blank'><strong>Our online store</a> can outfit you with everything you need to raise awareness of ovarian cancer:</strong> teal tees and totes, Alliance mugs and pocket-sized cards that list the symptoms. A portion of every purchase comes back to support our programs.<strong>Join the <a href='http://www.inspire.com/groups/ovarian-cancer-national-alliance/' target='_blank'>Ovarian Cancer National Alliance/Inspire</a> group to connect with more than 14,000 survivors and caregivers</strong>. Already a member of Inspire? Tell us what about this community inspires you!Make sure your friends and family are informed about ovarian cancer. <strong> Share our infographic on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest. <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ocinfographic.zip' target='_blank'>Click here to download the infographic to your computer</a></strong>. Once you’ve saved it, you can easily share the infographic with your friends and family. Today’s action is <a href='https://www.facebook.com/OfficialOVA1/app_205352166279404' target='_blank'>proudly sponsored by Vermillion</a>.It’s Teal Challenge Tuesday! <strong>Challenge your friends and family to learn about factors that can increase or decrease your risk of developing ovarian <a href='http://ocna.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=507' target='_blank'>cancer</a></strong>. Don’t forget to check out our leader boards and see how your team is doing in the <a href='http://ocna.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1049&eventID=507' target='_blank'>Teal Challenge</a>.Funding for medical research is critical if we want to develop better treatments and diagnostic tests for ovarian cancer. Many cancer groups are banding together on September 18 to urge Congress to protect federal funding for medical research. <strong>It is critical that our legislators hear from you —their constituents— about this issue.</strong> <a href='http://www.capwiz.com/ovarian/issues/alert/?alertid=62827401&type=CO' target='_blank'>Click here to send a message to your elected officials</a>.Curious about how immune therapy could help treat ovarian cancer? Wondering how a BRCA mutation affects a woman’s risk of developing this disease?  <strong>Join us for a live online chat with some of the top researchers and experts in ovarian cancer</strong>. <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/2013/09/12/ask-the-experts-live-chat-on-ovarian-cancer/' target='_blank'>Click here for details about our live online chat</a>You can make a difference in the lives of women with ovarian cancer by getting involved with our programs. <strong>Learn how you can join our <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/about-us/survivors-teaching-students/' target='_blank'>Survivors Teaching Students®</a> and <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/grasstops-program/' target='_blank'>Grasstops programs</a>, or volunteer to help with a specific <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/about-us/how-to-contribute/#talent' target='_blank'>project</a>.<strong>Bravelets™ bracelets are made to help you be brave during tough times. The ovarian cancer bracelet is made of 316L stainless steel and genuine leather in a beautiful shade of teal. <strong>Bravelets will donate $10 to the Alliance for every ovarian cancer bracelet <a href='http://bravelets.com/product/ovarian-cancer-bracelet/' target='_blank'>sold!</a></strong>Celebrities and luminaries whose lives have been touched by ovarian cancer help us spread the word about this disease.   <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/help-spread-the-word/our-celebrity-friends/' target='_blank'><strong>Watch and share our PSAs</a> featuring Kathy Bates, Ray Romano and Danica Patrick.</strong>Did you know? Women who use oral contraceptives (a.k.a. “the Pill”) for five or more years can reduce their risk of developing ovarian cancer by as much as 50 percent. Recognizing this preventive effect, we’ve weighed in on several recent lawsuits and argued that women should have access to birth control without copayments under their health insurance plans—regardless of where they <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/BC-Lawsuit-Amicus-2013_06_14.pdf' target='_blank'>work</a>. <strong>Help spread the word by sharing our graphic about risk factors—<a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/RiskFactors.zip'target='_blank'>just click here to download the graphic onto your computer</strong>.</a> <strong>In honor of National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, our last Teal Challenge Tuesday is all about the connections between breast and ovarian cancer</strong>. Challenge your friends and family to learn and share the facts about these two diseases and how they <a href='http://ocna.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=507' target='_blank'>relate</a>.<strong>Belabumbum is supporting women from top to bottom with an <a href='http://www.belabumbum.com/ocna' target='_blank'>exclusive teal camisole and panty set</a></strong> —with touches of pink to highlight the connection between breast and ovarian cancer. 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of the set will be donated to the Alliance!How well do you know your ovarian cancer risk? <strong>Take our quiz to test your knowledge of what can raise—or lower!—your risk of developing this <a href='https://www.ovariancancer.org/quiz/' target='_blank'>disease</a></strong>.Our work doesn’t end on September 30! <strong>Save the date to join us at  <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/special-events' target='_blank'>these upcoming events</a> and show your support for women with ovarian cancer</strong>.<strong>Clinical trials are available at every stage of a woman’s journey through ovarian cancer</strong>, from prevention of the disease to treatment for recurrence. Our free clinical trials matching services can help you find a clinical trial to <a href='http://www.emergingmed.com/networks/ocna/' target='_blank'>join</a>.<strong>More than 80 countries around the world are hosting events this weekend to raise awareness of gynecologic cancers—including ovarian cancer</strong> . The Alliance is proud to support our friends who are hosting Globeathon events around the world. Click <a href='http://globeathon.com/' target='_blank'>here</a> to find a Globeathon event in your neck of the woods!We know that teal is personal to you—<strong>thank you for raising your voice this September on behalf of the 183,000 women living with ovarian cancer in the United States today</strong>. Together, we can make a difference in the life of everyone touched by this dreadful disease. You can also thank your friends and family for spreading the word about ovarian cancer in September. Click  <a href='http://www.ovariancancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ThankYou.zip' target='_blank'>here</a> to download and share our thank you graphic.