September 1st marked the start of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer effects thousands of women each year and is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women! Those are scary numbers ladies and gentlemen! It is an insidious disease that can strike without warning or cause. A woman’s lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is 1 in 67. So listen to your body. Do not ignore symptoms.
Today, Electrolux and Kelly Ripa are kicking off a unique “Text-a-Thon for a Cause” to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Moms can donate $5 to the cause by texting “KELLY” to 85944 from their mobile phones (standard text messaging rates apply) – or by logging on to http://www.blogger.com/www.kelly-confidential.com.
NOTE: A one-time $5 donation is charged to your wireless bill or deducted from your prepaid balance.
As part of their contribution, Electrolux will donate $200 to OCRF for every Turquoise Sky washer and dryer pair purchased. Also, each day you log on to the Web site, you are entered for a chance to win a luxury front load washer and dryer from Electrolux in Turquoise Sky, the color of ovarian cancer awareness. You also have the opportunity to win an Electrolux washer and dryerin Turquoise Sky from Mom Central!
During September, visitors to Kelly Confidential can also 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. You can also purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Ripa and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to OCRF.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Electrolux and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.