Teal Ribbon Day in Australia is an annual event that is held to raise awareness and funds for the ovarian cancer research. The day is usually observed on the last Friday of February and is marked by a series of events and activities across the country.
The teal ribbon is the symbol of ovarian cancer awareness and is worn by many people on this day as a show of support for those affected by the disease.
The history of Teal Ribbon Day in Australia can be traced back to the early 2000s, when a group of women who had been affected by ovarian cancer came together to raise awareness about the disease and to support other women who were going through similar experiences.
They chose the colour teal as the symbol of ovarian cancer awareness because it is a unique and striking colour that stands out and is easily recognisable.
The first official Teal Ribbon Day in Australia was held in 2004 and since then, the event has grown to become an important annual event that is recognised and supported by people all over the country. Today, Teal Ribbon Day is observed by a wide range of groups and individuals, including ovarian cancer support groups, cancer charities, and health organisations.
One of the key aspects of Teal Ribbon Day in Australia is the focus on raising funds for ovarian cancer research and support services. Some host events and activities on this day to raise money for ovarian cancer research and to provide support for those affected by the disease. These can range from community walks and runs to fundraisers and auctions.
Another important aspect of Teal Ribbon Day in Australia is the emphasis on awareness-raising. It's a great opportunity to use this day to educate others about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise awareness about the importance of early detection. They also provide information about the latest treatments and research and how to support those affected.
In addition to raising awareness and funds, Teal Ribbon Day in Australia is also an opportunity for people to come together and show their support for those affected by ovarian cancer. Many people wear teal ribbons or other teal-coloured items on this day as a show of solidarity and to raise awareness about the disease.
Sister & Soul is proud to partner with Ovarian Cancer Australia. $1 from each of our selected teal-themed jewellery piece sold is donated.
By supporting Teal Ribbon Day, we can work together to improve the outcomes for those affected by ovarian cancer.