September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Seventh Generation is putting its money where its … um … organic-cotton feminine hygiene products are to raise funds to support women with ovarian cancer, and to help build awareness of this cancer, which can show up with very few symptoms until it is deadly serious.
Here’s the information straight from Seventh Generation’s press materials:
Seventh Generation announces the second year of “Let’s Talk…Period,” in partnership with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), to honor and support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by raising funds for OCRF’s women’s support programs.
www.LetsTalkPeriod.com offers women an opportunity to learn about gynecological health and contribute to the OCRF, the leading organization dedicated to eradicating ovarian cancer and supporting those suffering from the disease. For every person that registers on the site, Seventh Generation will make a $1 donation to the OCRF in their name (up to $10,000).
Although almost a quarter of the U.S. population is comprised of menstruating women, gynecological health is rarely openly discussed in social circles. In an attempt to raise awareness, the site will also aim to educate women about alternatives to conventional feminine care products.
Now we know this last bit (“rarely openly discussed”) is not really true on this site. I believe we’ve covered the menstrual process in excruciating detail a couple of times, from the Diva Cup reusable menstrual cup to reusable menstrual pads. Seventh Generation isn’t in the reusable market, unfortunately, but it’s nice to see them care.
If you would like to check out the promotion and add your name to the list for the $10,000 donation, click here to go to the Let’s Talk … Period site.