Your Guide to Everything September

Here are ways you can be involved during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month:

Wear TEAL Day!

Don’t forget to show your support by wearing TEAL on September 3rd – the first Friday in 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 & more!
Shop Teal Now!

United States of Teal

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 they pledge, we’ll turn their state teal on the United States of Teal web site.

To learn more about the United States of Teal campaign, visit

Teal Journal: Periodical of Progress

In this new initiative, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance seeks to educate all communities about the state of ovarian cancer research and the progress that is being made right now. With articles and interviews from top doctors in the field, this new journal plays an important role for those particularly passionate about learning about the research that is taking place.

The Teal Journal: Periodical of Progress is a quarterly publication available both online and in print. To receive the first issue, visit

The Balancing Act on 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 listing for show times.

After the show airs, you can watch the segment by clicking here.

Georgetown Cupcakes

Georgetown Cupcake of the TLC hit show, DC Cupcakes, is supporting National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. They have created a special cupcake just for us featuring the TEAL ribbon called “Teal Velvets.” 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the Teal Velvet cupcakes during the month of September will benefit the work of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

Orders can be shipped nationally throughout the month of September. To place an order call (202)333-3309 or email Please reference the Teal Velvet when ordering.

For those in the DC area, you can purchase Teal Velvet cupcakes from the two Georgetown Cupcake locations exclusively on Sundays and Mondays during September. Store locations can be found at

Please make note of this because their cupcakes are wonderful … and the proceeds are going to a great cause!

Costco Helps Raise Awareness

Costco, the grocery store chain, is 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

Help us Spread the Word!

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has teamed up with the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to provide a downloadable BEAT campaign flyer to post around your local communities.

BEAT flyer

Join the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Bright Pink, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and Sharsheret for Ovarian Health 101 National Teleconference on September 20th at 8:30 PM EDT.  Learn the latest about ovarian cancer risk, symptoms, prevention and how to be proactive with your ovarian health. Download the evite below to get more info about this event.

Ovarian Health evite

For our Partner Members

We have provided a few downloadable links below that you may find useful. Feel free to print these out and share with friends.

2010 September Proclamation_President Obama (PDF)

September News Release Template for Partner Members (MS Word)

Template for Proclamation of September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (MS Word)

2010.6.28 2010 Proclamation Request to the White House (PDF)

To view and print all our fact sheets, visit our Media Center.

Upcoming Events

Check out our national calendar of events to see what might be going on in your town. Our Partner Members across the country are busy at work and may already have an event planned in your community.