Wednesday, July 24, 2013

National Wear Teal Day 2013

Teal is the color of ovarian cancer awareness. On the first Friday in September, we ask you to wear teal to show your support for women whose lives have been touched by this deadly disease.

Taking part is easy! RSVP on the "Wear Teal Day 2013" Facebook page to pledge that you will wear teal for ovarian cancer. On September 6, don your best teal, take a photo, and post in on your favorite social media sites using the hashtag #WearTeal. Help us spread the word by sharing this event with your Facebook friends.

We'll compile your best teal photos and share them throughout the month of September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Learn more about ovarian cancer at

Thursday, July 4, 2013

New year = New Challenges

I have been thinking for a while about doing a triathlon.  If you know me it will not surprise you that I signed up for 2.  LOL.  Why do anything just once.  Dive right in and go for it.  I have my first sprint tri on Sept. 29th.  It is a women's triathlon for the local YMCA.  A sprint tri is a 300 meter swim (in a pool), 10 mile bike ride and 3.2 mile run.  I think I got this.  I am not going for "good" or "fast" just finish!

The second triathlon is just a week later and it is an Olympic Distance Triathlon.  This is a bit more, um, crazy.  It s 40 total miles; .9 mile swim (open water), 32 mile bike and 6.5 mile run.  This race supports the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  Basically Ulman Fund is a special fund to help people who are in their teens, twenties and thirties to fight cancer. 

If you are able, I would love it if you could support me in this.  I love swimming, biking and running for something.  It keeps me honest and accountable to my own health.  Here is the link to my fundraising page:  I'll also have the donation form on this page on the sidebar and in the advocacy section of this blog.  Thank you!