February Polly! Kit Sneak Peek19:30
A message from Carol
Who wants a sneak peek at the February kit? I know I do!! I was very excited when Ruth sent through this photo...I spy with my little eye:
A February veneer to match the January month veneer in our Raspberry Shortcake - January Pocket Kit, some super cute arrows and paperclips and a stamp I know I desperately want that I know will work PERFECTLY with my style
I can't wait until the full kit reveals - watch this space or our Facebook page for release!!
This February Polly! is teaming with Caroline Brown to help raise funds for the annual Ovarian Cancer Australia campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms, risks and impact of ovarian cancer, and to support their work in awareness, support, advocacy and research.
Let me introduce you to Caroline who will share a little more with you.
First I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Ruth for letting me write this guest post. It’s about a topic that is very close to my heart.
Cancer. It’s not really something we like to hear about. Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer – we hear so much about these but it’s not one of these I want to talk about today. I want to talk about Gynaecological cancers, more particularly Ovarian Cancer.
Did you know that every 10 hours, a woman in Australia dies of ovarian cancer? Frightening thought isn’t it? Out of the 1400 Australian women diagnosed every year, only 20% of these women will survive for longer than five years, compared to breast cancer which has an 80% survival rate. In 2009, ovarian cancer was the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia yet we hardly hear about it.
Ovarian cancer doesn't have a screening test – yes that’s right Pap Smears won’t pick up Ovarian Cancer. The CA125 blood test alone cannot be used as a screening or diagnostic test as it can be affected by many other factors including menstruation.
So it is vital that women are aware of the symptoms. The four most common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:
· Abdominal or pelvic pain.
· Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating.
· Needing to urinate often or urgently.
· Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly.
These are symptoms you may have had at one time or another BUT if they are symptoms that are new to you or last for a significant amount of time (for example over a four week period) it may be wise to check with your doctor. Download the free Symptom Diary or Ovarian Cancer Australia iPhone app to keep track of your symptoms, making it easier to discuss these issues with your doctor. Don’t make yourself sick with worry though as most women with these symptoms will not have Ovarian Cancer.
Each year in February, Ovarian Cancer Australia runs a national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month campaign to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise funds for their programs. During the month one of the main events held is Afternoon Teal fundraisers.
If you would like to know more about Ovarian Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month please check out http://www.ovariancancer.net.au and if you are interested in donating, please check out my (& my mum’s) Afternoon Teal event page – Scrap Teal You Drop 2014 or buy a teal ribbon.
This month Polly! scrap kits is donating 50c from every February kit to Caroline's fundraiser! We have incorporated some gorgeous teal products, a sneak of a couple are below for you!
If you would like to make a separate donation please click on the Scrap Teal You Drop link above. On behalf of all of us here at Polly! and Caroline, thank you.
Love, Carol xoxo