OK, so at first, back in 1996 when we opened our doors at the NCCC, we came together and we were going to offer and create Purple the color for cervical cancer. However, we found out at the time that "Domestic Violence" had Purple as its color and did not wish to confuse that issue. We know Ovarian has been the color teal. By including the ovarian color of teal with cervical cancer, it has been a desire to make TEAL a color for ALL Gynecologic cancers. We have splashed the teal with some purple/lavender and have used that combination of lavender and teal for over a decade. We note that there was also a rainbow color for a short time and a bright electric orange color too. So a group of our NCCC members have come together and are asking the question; " What color should Cervical Cancer/HPV be??? The options for this review and a nationwide study we are doing will list the following options:
Teal (with white background)
Doing this is pure grass-roots and no corporate colors or corporate push will create this color. This is by the NCCC a grass-roots 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. However, feel free to promote this contest we are having through the NCCC............
We will be taking a vote of our 6,000 NCCC members. We will take a vote here on this discussion thread, we will create a webpage so it can be voted on from Oct. 2008 through January, 2009. We will then tabulate the results in Feb. and release the information in early Feb. 2009!!!
So, here in this thread, reply if you like, just one time, and let us know what your color desire is out of the options listed. Or go to the NCCC website at: www.nccc-online.org
Tell your friends!!! Spread the word!!! VOTE!!!
Edited January 29, 2009 at 10:36 am