DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) -When Paula Sands was diagnosed with ovarian cancer eleven years ago, she remembers how there was very little awareness about the disease or support for those fighting the illness in the Quad Cities.
But now the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative has hosted events all over the area with the mission of spreading the word about symptoms, treatment options, and providing encouragement for those fighting the illness.
Jodie Kavensky, founder and director of NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative, discusses the “TEAL-tember” monthlong observation and how viewers can participate and support the cause.
Symptoms of the disease are discussed including how viewers help save lives by distributing symptom cards to your family and friends. To request materials or a stash of cards in “easel packs” that can be put on display at beauty salons, doctor’s offices and other stores and businesses that are willing to distribute, visit HERE.
Join us for our 9th annual Cocoa & Cookies Social Open House Saturday January 29th 11am – 2pm. Celebrate all of those who’ve supported us this past year! We’ll sip cocoa and nibble cookies while we admire the beautiful girlpARTs sculptures on display before they go to auction. Plus 20% off BLING4Cancer Jewelry, crafty activities and lots of door prizes! Grab a friend or bring the kids. And of course, men are always welcome.
NormaLeah is a proud participant in this program. A huge THANK YOU to our supporters for helping to raise funds to keep our programs – and those of many other non-profits – up and running! On Friday, October 30th, 2020, the John Deere Classic announced it raised $12.2 million through Birdies for Charity. That means the JDC has helped raise more than $132 million for charity since the tournament began in 1971. This money will be distributed among 465 charities. John Deere Classic tournament director Clair Peterson said this amount was “thanks to the incredible ongoing generosity of individuals, companies and family foundations.”
After leaving us blushing in 2020 with First Light, Benjamin Moore has delved into the cooler side of the color wheel with its 2020 Color of the Year: Aegean Teal. The blue-green hue with gentle gray undertones strikes a balance between being both inviting and soothing, two qualities we are increasingly yearning for as we spend more and more time within our homes.
The process, though, for choosing this shade came months before the coronavirus pandemic hit the States and our homes took on a larger role within our lives. Andrea Magno, the director of color marketing and development for Benjamin Moore, explains that her team began the process by thinking about the purpose of the kitchen and how the organic tones within this space often embody a sense of nourishment.
“It was thinking about these small, simple moments that happen within the home and being able to use that for color inspiration,” says Magno. “We felt the colors we were seeing with that organic nature really felt right for 2021.
The captivating mid-tone has the ability to bridge the gap between warm and cool colors while being uplifting on its own.
“Aegean Teal 2136-40 and the corresponding Color Trends 2021 palette express a welcoming, lived-in quality that celebrates the connections and real moments that take place within the home,” says Magno.
Described as having sun-baked qualities, the 12 hues of the Color Trends 2021 palette are: Atrium White OC-145, Muslin OC-12, Foggy Morning 2106-70, Rosy Peach 2089-20, Beacon Hill Damask HC-2, Potters Clay 1221, Chestertown Buff HC-9, Amazon Soil 2115-30, Gray Cashmere 2138-60, Kingsport Gray HC-86, and Silhouette AF-655.
Happy Tealtember! It’s time to “Teal Up” the conversation since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
The NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative is a strong QCA advocacy group for those that fight or have fought ovarian cancer including Paula. Jodie Kavensky, founder & director of the group came on PSL to talk about the latest in the fight against ovarian cancer and how that cancer does have a potential connection to breast cancer. Assessing cancer risk and family genetics (sisters!) is additionally part of the interview. Enjoy the beginning of the segment that takes a trip down memory lane to a humorous moment when Paula removed her wig to bravely reveal her very bald head.
Supporters are encouraged to make donations to support NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative—including the purchase of face masks at just $10 each. Masks will likely be part of our lives for long time due to COVID so why not get one that raises both awareness and needed funds (see below!).
Paula Sands interviews our CEO/Founder on how the pandemic has affected charities. Charities, in general, are losing millions of dollars in support due to the fallout from the pandemic. COVID has caused fundraisers to be canceled and the economy has drastically hit the pocketbook of supporters.