Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa are teaming up to help raise awareness and funds for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and you can help! Throughout September, you can donate $5 to the cause by texting "KELLY" to 85944 from your mobile phones (standard text messaging rates apply) - or logging on to http://www.kelly-confidential.com/. Also, every time you log on to the Web site, you'll be entered for a chance to win an amazing contribution to your home - a luxury front load washer and dryer from Electrolux in Turquoise Sky, the color inspired by the teal ribbon of ovarian cancer awareness.

But wait, there's more. Also during September, visitors to Kelly Confidential can help spread awareness for this important cause by sending a virtual T-shirt to a friend. For every virtual t-shirt sent, Electrolux will donate $1 to the OCRF. Fashion-forward Moms can also purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Ripa; 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to OCRF.

Sure, Id be logging in anyway to send virtual shirts to help raise money for women's health but here is a cause near and dear to my heart. Twelve years ago my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The doctor was amazed at the size of the tumor and they operated the week after she went to see him. She was extremely lucky considering the tumor was the size of a grapefruit. They tested all the surrounding organs and tissues and the cancer had not spread and she did not have to have chemo or radiation. We know that this is very unusual and very lucky. Her doctor still follows her and each year they have a celebration - as much for my mom as for the staff of the office.

I hope I don't have to reiterate that it's important to do what we can to help promote awareness and fundraising for issues like Ovarian Cancer. It's important to do what we can and when companies like Electrolux want to help I think that's a Cool Idea!


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