Friday, September 10, 2010

Teal Toes for Lisa!

I know that so many of you miss her.  Sometimes I'll be walking through the neighborhood with Louis and I will think of her.  I'll be struck with a sense of sadness. A sense of a life cut short.  And then I try to think of something happy.  Something lovely.  And I smile. 

Let me just tell you that I am absolutely amazed at the outpouring of love and support for Lisa, Captain John, her family and her friends.  Our little blog world is something else isn't it?  And here we are, once again, spreading the word about another terribly important cause.  I'm so proud to be a part of it :)

I will be honest.  Ovarian cancer is something that I have heard of....barely.  I have never known anyone who has been diagnosed with it (before Lisa), and I wasn't even really sure exactly what happened when one had it.  What are the tell tale signs?  What are the symptoms? 

Trish from Pink Preppy Lilly Lover has asked us to join in to support:




"Painting toenails teal, the Ovarian Cancer color, starts the conversation about the signs of this whispering killer," said Carey Fitzmaurice, founder of Teal Toes and a four year survivor of Ovarian Cancer. "The conversation can save lives. Women diagnosed at an early stage have a much higher five-year survival rate than those diagnosed at a later stage. Fewer than 20 percent of Ovarian Cancer patients are diagnosed early."

I'm on board.  I think it's a fabulous idea!  MK and I debated our favorite "teal shade" yesterday on our lunch breaks.  I'm partial to a teal that is a bit more blue.  MK is partial to a teal that is a bit more green.  Either way, people are sure to ask us why in the world we have teal toes.  And we will be happy to tell them.  Won't you join us? 

Don't you want your toes to look like this:



You should.  Seriously.  All the cool kids are doing it.  I'm just sayin....

T

7 comments:

Jess said...

What a nice idea. I'll be painting my toes teal!

Dee Stephens said...

All about it.. cancer SUCKS! We just found out my SIL has breast cancer :( We're organizing a team for Race for the Cure for her that takes place in a few weeks.

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

I will be painting my toes teal come my next pedi!

MCW said...

Getting a pedi tonight or tomorrow and I will be going teal!

Ann said...

Very cool idea. Doesn't hurt that I happen to like the color teal

The Preppy Pre-Med said...

That's such a great idea! I'll definitely be painting mine!

TudorCity Girl said...

What a wonderful idea! Love the teal. Sure will be happy to tell 'em why when asked!