September, with Elly Mayday – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

MODEL: ELLY MAYDAY , WEARING: Daphne (Black Dot 3/4) by Cherry Velvet
MODEL: ELLY MAYDAY , WEARING: Daphne (Black Dot 3/4) by Cherry Velvet

Last week, we were so lucky as to get to spend an afternoon at the lakeside park with Elly Mayday (watch for more photos coming soon).

Further to our last post, Elly took some time, on location with Cherry Velvet, to record a personal message of her thoughts and hopes that others can detect, fight, and prevent Ovarian Cancer.

 

Please watch and share here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlVExXa8ZlM

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If you would like to help support Elly’s quest to face and overcome cancer, a fundraiser has been set up here:

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/elly-mayday-ovarian-cancer-treatment-fund/84902

For more information about Ovarian Cancer and it’s prevention please visit:

(Canada) http://www.ovariancanada.org/

(U.S.) http://www.ovariancancer.org/

xox Cherry Velvet
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Tie a teal green ribbon…

Many of you might have already heard the story of Elly Mayday -one of our favourite models here at Cherry Velvet. We’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Elly for the past year. Elly is not just stunningly beautiful on the outside, but equally one of the sweetest individuals anyone could ever hope to meet.

Recently (right on the cusp of an exploding modeling career, at 25 years old), Elly discovered she has serous carcinoma -a type of ovarian cancer. She decided to make her story public and is sharing her journey through ovarian cancer, as well as continuing to be a body-positive role model for women everywhere.

MODEL: ELLY MAYDAY , WEARING: Daphne (Black Dot 3/4) by Cherry Velvet
MODEL: ELLY MAYDAY , WEARING: Daphne (Black Dot 3/4) by Cherry Velvet

Did you know that teal green is the colour of ovarian cancer -a much less talked about, but very serious type of women’s cancer?

There is no one specific symptom for ovarian cancer and these symptoms are generally vague/non-specific (-often mistakenly attributed to other causes). It’s called ‘the disease that whispers’ for good reason: it’s often overlooked and under-diagnosed.

Do you do a breast self exam every month? What about going for an annual pap test? These simple steps could save your life.
There is no easy test or exam for ovarian cancer, but this is a basic list of what to look for and be aware of:
  • Swelling or bloating of the abdomen
  • Pelvic discomfort or heaviness
  • Back or abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Gas, nausea, indigestion
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Emptying your bladder frequently
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Weight loss or weight gain
Other symptoms…
  • Mass or “lump” in your pelvis that you can feel
  • Inability to eat normally
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Vaginal bleeding

We hope we’ve inspired you to catch up on any tests you haven’t taken lately, and brought attention to ways to help spot Ovarian Cancer. Please also consider taking a moment to share this post with all the important women in your life so that they’ll be aware too.

For more information about Ovarian Cancer and it’s prevention please visit:

(Canada) http://www.ovariancanada.org/

(U.S.) http://www.ovariancancer.org/

To follow Elly -her story and dynamic career- you can ‘like’ her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/EllyMaydayOfficialFanpage

If you would like to help support Elly’s quest to face and overcome cancer, a fundraiser has been set up here:

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/elly-mayday-ovarian-cancer-treatment-fund/84902

xox Cherry Velvet
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