What is Wear Orange Day?
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical Cancer is the number two cancer killer for women worldwide. This disease is almost always preventable and treatable if caught early.
Even though the official colors of Cervical Cancer is teal and white, Tamika and Friends, Inc. chose to add a little bit of ORANGE to represent the organization.
Orange has been said to be a healing color. It has also been said that wearing orange during times of stress, or shock can help to balance your emotions. It can bring about the willingness to embrace new ideas with enjoyment.
Why should you wear Orange?
Lack of education and screening are the major culprits for so many women suffering from this disease. But we can make a difference! Join us wearing orange on January 18th, 2012 and raise awareness to prevent cervical cancer.
Tell your family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers to join and spread the word about how to prevent a cervical cancer diagnosis. We know the cause of this cancer and have the tools for early detection and prevention.
Schedule your pap, ask about the HPV test, research the vaccine and tell your friends what you know!
Tamika and Friends, Inc. will love to see you wearing your orange, so proudly take a picture and send it to email@example.com or post them on Tamika and Friends FB page.
We also love to see the men wearing orange on this day supporting the women in their lives, so MEN take out the orange sweater (we know is at the bottom of your drawer) and wear it.
Lets make this movement global, so if you have family or friends living outside the US let them know and let them send us a picture with a sign identifying the country. Thank you for the support and lets end cervical cancer!!
Here are some of the pictures from last year's Wear Orange Day.
Lets Raise Awareness!!!
Editors' Note: Tamika and Friends, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about cervical cancer and the human papilloma virus (HPV). Founded in 2005 by cervical cancer survivor and advocate, Tamika Felder. The Mujeres are very proud to be part of this awesome organization.