Get Real With Teal

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Tie a Teal Ribbon

During September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are dressed in teal, the official color of the disease. The Philadelphia skyline is ablaze in teal lights, select merchants show their support with special window displays and signage and ribbons of the same color adorn main streets and neighborhoods in communities across the area.

Tie a Teal Shoelace

Because there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, it is crucial to know the symptoms of the disease. That’s why we are planning to Get Real with Teal with athletic teams across the state to spread awareness during the month of September!  We provide the laces free of charge to youth sports teams. To participate, send this order form to or mail it in. Download the Get Real With Teal Social Media Kit

Teal Lights

SROCF works with iconic Philadelphia landmarks and neighborhoods to light up in teal, the official color of ovarian cancer. With the communities coming together and lighting up in teal in unison, the color has come to signify support and awareness for the more than 188,000 women in the US currently living with the disease.

OVARYACT is a public awareness campaign designed to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Billboards, bathroom stall advertisements, public service announcements and teal ribbons are part of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s strategy to promote earlier detection of ovarian cancer to the general public.


 Find the teal in every day

Those touched by ovarian cancer, notice the color Teal immediately when they see it. During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this September, we’re asking you to snap it when you see it & post it.       


Participant Rules / Giveaway

Show off your Teal by participating in SROCF’s  Instagram Contest

Follow Sandy Rollman on Twitter and Instagram (handle: @srocf)

Submit a photo of a teal-colored object on either channel depicting how you find teal in your everyday lives. Show us your friends, favorite clothes-anything that illustrates the color Teal in every day!

When posting your photo, include SROCF’s handle, and include the campaign’s branded hashtag #findthetealineveryday in all posts in order to be entered into the giveaway.

Post once a day throughout the campaign to increase your chances to win! Submitting one image for the duration of the campaign will also be accepted.

At the end of September we will determine the best of all the photos tagged #findthetealineveryday, post the winner on our instagram page and the winner will receive a special prize!

Contest Details

  • To be eligible, photos must be tagged with the hashtag #findthetealineveryday
  • The photos must be posted during the month of September
  • Only photos from public Instagram accounts are eligible

Any questions? Contact Get to snapping, and good luck!


Know the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer


  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

Women with ovarian cancer report that symptoms are persistent and represent a change from normal for their bodies.

Why You Need to Know the Symptoms!

Ovarian cancer is very treatable when detected early. But, it’s hard to detect because the symptoms are vague and often misinterpreted by both women and physicians. There is no test to find it and no way to prevent it. But, there are symptoms. Early detection is possible if women learn to OvaryAct!

If You Experience Symptoms:

Women should contact their physician if any symptoms occur almost daily for more than a few weeks. Experts suggest a pelvic/rectal exam, a transvaginal ultrasound, and a CA-125 blood test. If ovarian cancer is suspected, consult a gynecologic oncologist immediately.

The Sandy Rollman Foundation is proud to be a part of many different programs which all support the foundation in one way or another. We encourage you to participate! See the menu to the left to view our current programs.

If you are interested in starting a new program with us, please email us at


With a Little Help From Her Friends

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is an upsetting and overwhelming experience. Very often after diagnosis, women feel very alone. We’re here to help you.

The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation works to offer support to ovarian cancer survivors and their families; educates the public about ovarian cancer; and raises funds to advance ovarian cancer research.

You do not have to take this journey alone. We have many resources to help you navigate your way. As you face many decisions and emotions along this roller coaster ride, we believe that knowledge is power.

With a Little Help From Her Friends

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

Through the Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives® (STS) program, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation educates medical students about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

The goal of the STS program is to increase the number of healthcare providers who recognize ovarian cancer symptoms and refer women suspected of ovarian cancer to gynecologic oncologists to diagnose and treat the disease in its earliest stages.

OCRFA works through its partner members and affiliates to offer the program at no charge in more than 90 U.S. medical schools. STS Volunteer Speakers are needed. If you would like to share your story, contact

Dr. You

Through the Dr. You Program, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation educates the general public about ovarian cancer through interactive skits. The program also teaches people how to navigate through the healthcare system and be their own best advocate. If you are interested in bringing the Dr. You to your business or school, contact Jennie Nack at