As GYN cancer awareness month comes to an end, we celebrate the work and life of our dear friend Carey Fitzmaurice who passed away this summer. While dealing with ovarian cancer, Carey founded what was to become a nationally recognized non-profit organization, Teal Toes. With the very simple idea of painting your toe nails teal, Carey managed to get conversations started and raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Carey was a strong supporter of N.E.D. - both the band and the film. From the very beginning, she believed in the power of music to heal. And, she believed that the documentary would further the awareness message on a wide scale. To the end, even though she was in the hospital, Carey let us bring our camera into her room for an interview.
GYN cancer month is coming to a close, but we won’t stop advocating. Carey was a spirited and beautiful fighter until her passing, and we are inspired by all that she did.