There are Many Shades of Turquoise
When you think of turquoise, do you think of the greener shade or the bluer shade? Whichever you think, you are correct... Turquoise is a blue/green color, based on the gem of the same name. The word turquoise comes from the French for "Turkish", as the gem was originally imported from Turkey.
Turquoise can be found in many colors, including deep blue, light blue, greenish-blue shades, green, and even yellow. The variation in clothing colors of turquoise because there is a variation in the gem color too. Here is what causes the variance:
The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health, unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together against lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women and men in the U.S., during this year's National Women's Lung Health Week (May 12-18). *
Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer and the rate of women being diagnosed with the disease has increased by 87 percent in the last 41 years. Despite these facts, only three percent of women cite lung cancer as a top-of-mind health concern.
On LUNG FORCE's fifth anniversary, the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Hosuewives in the City celebrated it's One Year Anniversary of Girl's Night Out in South Florida while also raising money and awareness of the work that must still be done together to defeat lung cancer. **For the event, I wore a custom made dress by Lisa Castella Designs in the Blue Shade of turquoise!
Show Your Turquoise Spirit
You can bring awareness to a good cause just through the clothes you wear! So this month, wear turquoise and show your spirit by posting a photo on your social media channels and use the hashtag #turquoisetakeover. You can also add our Turquoise Takeover Facebook frame to your profile. And don't forget to tell your friends that you are turning turquoise to support the fight against lung cancer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MANDY CARTER
Mandy manages the South Florida and SWFL Communities of Housewives In the City. She is mother of two who loves to travel, shop and try new cocktails. In addition to planning events and blogging for Housewives In The City, she is a published writer, working model, freelance marketer and family travel blogger at Acupful.com.