Friday, March 16, 2012

Break The Silence: Ovarian Cancer Awareness (Freebie included)

In order to promote some awareness for ovarian cancer I am releasing an ovarian cancer awareness template pack, called Break The Silence. I know this isn't a light hearted topic, but I feel it is very important!  If you read all the way to the end you will find a free gift for you.

Last January a customer contacted me to tell me about a scrapbook she was working on to be presented at a fundraising golf tournament for Ovarian Cancer.  Because of her project, my "Courage, Strength, Awareness Template Pack" caught  her eye.  Although that particular template pack was created to increase breast cancer awareness, she was interested in that template pack for her ovarian cancer charity work.  She inspired me to create a template pack to open up discussion in digi-land on ovarian cancer.  Ovarian cancer isn't detected by a regular pap test, and women need to become aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and start conversations with their health care provider about screenings if they are concerned.  I did not know the symptoms of ovarian cancer or that it isn't detected with a pap exam before I started this project.  I know I feel better being more educated about this.  I hope you do to.

I'm now going to show you this fabulous template pack, and at the end of this post you will find the symptoms and warning signs for Ovarian Cancer!  You'll also find a FREEBIE, my free gift to you.  Make sure you read this post all the way to the bottom!

Use the Break The Silence: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Template Pack to scrap pages in special honor of those who have or had the disease, or you can use the template pack to scrap any special memory.

Some Inspirational  Layouts using the Break The Silence Template Pack...
Layout by Rocking Roxana with kit: "He's Electric" by The Design Girl

Using Kit Summer Cottage Addition by Melissa Bennett

Using Cherish by Melissa Bennett

Using my new templates and the kit Dare 2 Dream by Melissa Bennett

Colors of My Life: Teal by Valarie Ostrom

by Petra using Love Bug by Unforgettable Moments

by Dannethia using a kit called Wakey Wakey

Keep reading and there will be a freebie at the end of this post :)

Catching ovarian cancer EARLY is the key!!!  Know the symptoms!
***Abdominal bloating
***Abdominal pain 
*** Pelvic Pain
***Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
***Urgency or frequency of urination
If you or someone you know experiences the above symptoms for more than two weeks visit with your doctor to discuss your concerns.
Remember, your pap test will not detect ovarian cancer.  Be your own advocate and insist your doctor listen and take action regarding your concerns.  

Vist Ovarian.Org for more information such as...
How to talk to your doctor,
Frequently Asked Questions
To see if there is a National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) chapter in your local area
Info for those newly diagnosed
Info for survivors
Info for caregivers
Find out about events
Ovarian cancer news
Inspirational stories
How to donate to the cause
and much more

In order to promote more awareness I made an add on freebie!!  A free gift for you.  You can send your friends here for the freebie, and they can learn about how to advocate for their health and get familiar with the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Included in the freebie is a PSD file, a PNG file, and a TIFF file.  When you upzip your free template you can just delete the files you don't use and keep the file you will use.

Here is your free awareness template...

                                             ------->Click Here For Your Download<-------
I know it takes extra time, but please leave a little comment for me here on my blog if you download the freebie.  I find comments encouraging to keep offering freebies.  Thanks!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy the Break The Silence Ovarian Cancer Awareness Template Pack and the FREE add on!  Take some time to  understand the symptoms and talk to your doctor if necessary!  Be your own health advocate.

My hugs to all of you, I hope you enjoy all your blessings today, and make some unforgettable moments this week!

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  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Mar. 16, 2012. Thanks again.

  2. Thanks for the freebie template! It is a beautiful looking template so I'm sure it will make for a good LO :) Thanks again!!

  3. Thanks for the fabulous template and for highlighting such an important topic!!

  4. Thank you for the info and the free template especially as it has PNG files.

  5. Thanks so much for the fabulous template Amy and what a wonderful cause to recognise :)

  6. Big thanks for the template, & what a good cause x

  7. Thank you for the great template and all the very important information on your blog.

  8. Thanks so much for both the template and awareness.

  9. Thank you for this beautiful template.
    I left a note on my blog for people to come here and see your fantastic work.

  10. DigitalscrapperbeckyMarch 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Absolutely beautiful. You are so right that there is not enough awareness about ovarian cancer.

  11. Thanks so much for this, it is appreciated.

  12. thanks! great post and beautiful freebie!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. Thank you so much for the wonderful freebie!! And for bringing awareness to an important issue in women's health.

  15. What a beautiful template. Thank you

  16. Thank you very much!

  17. Gorgeous template! Thank you! :)

  18. Lovely. Thanks for the list of symptoms.

  19. Thank you for everything!

  20. Thanks for the information and bless you!! Hugs Julia

  21. Thank you for all the information! and the freebie!


  22. Thank you so much for this fabulous template!

  23. Thank you for bringing attention to this very important topic and for the gift!

  24. Thank you so much for bringing this information to all of us. Thank as well for the template, but for me, more importantly thank again for the information. I will be sure to pass this information along to others.

  25. My daughter had ovarian cancer last year. She is only 21 years old. She didn't need to have chemo since it was caught in time. Thank you for the template.

    1. Regina, I'm SO glad it was caught in time! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your story!

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  27. Thank you so much for the lovely template!

  28. Merci beaucoup pour ce template.