F.O.R.C.E – Teal and Pink Can Live Together
Serendipity is alive and well!
When we turned on the T.V. this morning, I just happened to turn on CNN – a news channel that rarely makes an appearance in our place.
A lovely woman named Sue Friedman was discussing her preventative mastectomy and her choice to not have reconstructive surgery. She continued to discuss the implications of hereditary ovarian and breast cancer and F.O.R.C.E.’s role in spreading awareness. I should also mention she was wearing a teal turtleneck sweater and her organization’s teal AND pink ribbon pin.
You can learn more from their page, but I wanted to share some info:
FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone. We are the only national non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Though the segment was based on breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the women from F.O.R.C.E. gave (what I feel) equal mentions to both cancers.
I suggest you take a look at F.O.R.C.E.’s Mission and support their cause. These are the organizations that are paving the way for equal funding and awareness for ovarian cancer!
PS – You can follow F.O.R.C.E.’s work by “Liking” their Facebook page here.