Chemmart Pharmacies are raising awareness of ovarian cancer this February, wearing teal and offering teal manicures as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
“Raising awareness and in turn funds for ovarian cancer is extremely important as there is currently no early detection test so understanding the signs and symptoms could increase a person’s chance of survival,” says Karen Brown from Samford Chemmart Pharmacy (pictured above and with former Health Minister Peter Dutton below).
“We are extremely fortunate to be part of an amazing, supportive and loyal community in Samford.
“The locals and particularly the men of Samford really embrace our Man-i-cure fundraiser. Over 30 local groups and businesses participated in our Man-i-cure and showcased their teal nails on all forms of social media which is fantastic in raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer.”
She says engaging with the awareness campaign is a point of difference for the Chemmart brand among consumers.
“It fits perfectly with our wellbeing philosophy and our primary customer, females,” she told the AJP.
“At a local level is it great opportunity for community involvement and shows our compassion for a very serious condition.
“It is a valuable point of difference. We have had some customers who have come in-store or ordered online from neighbouring suburbs specifically to purchase the OCA teal nail polish.”
During February the pharmacy asks every customer if they have any spare change to donate to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
“This generally starts the conversation about the disease and the need to raise awareness,” says Brown.
“My team and I are proud to say there would not be many people in Samford during February that doesn’t know what the colour teal stands for.”