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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Skacel Ovarian Cancer Sock Kits

Unfortunately cancer will most likely touch everyone who reads this posting at some time in their life either personally or through a family member or friend.

Skacel is again sponsoring a fund raiser for the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research ( with the introduction of the “Egg-stra” Special Sock Kit.
The Teal color of Trekking XXL in this kit is the official color designated to ovarian cancer, and has been specially dyed just for this cause. Every design aspect of this sock, from the cuff to the toe, is a reminder to us that ovarian cancer can be beaten if we unite. Skacel will be donating $15.00 for each kit sold, to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research ( Their goal is to raise $100,000.

Tempe Yarn & Fiber is most happy to be part of this effort by offering a limited supply of these sock kits (plus we can do special order for addition kits until Skacel runs out).

Message from Skacel:
"I would like to personally thank everyone in advance, who may purchase one of these kits, for helping Skacel in this campaign to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and help further the search for an early detection test as well as a cure. If you are unable to participate, perhaps you would be willing to help educate your family and friends on the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Please remember, one of the biggest misconceptions is that your annual gynecological visit includes a test for ovarian cancer! This is not so. If any of the following symptoms are NEW and PERSISTENT for 2-3 weeks, please contact your doctor: abdominal bloating, discomfort or pain, lack of appetite, frequent urination, constipation, lack of energy, vaginal bleeding, nausea and diarrhea. Many of these symptoms seem to be every day occurrences with women, and that is why ovarian cancer frequently goes undetected in it’s earliest stages. Be aware of your body and when in doubt, contact a doctor!"

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