Introducing Hello Summer! – an art installation created by 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from PS 154 The Windsor Terrace School in Brooklyn, NY. With direction from their wonderful Art Teacher, Ms. Giamboi, the students have created pieces inspired by the works of Georgia O’Keefe. This installation is currently hanging in our T.E.A.L.® Community Center windows for all to enjoy through August 15, 2021. Our Community Connection Campaign windows spreads awareness and educates about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please visit TellEveryAmazingLady.org/window to view PS 154’s students art work and read more about our Community Connection Campaign.
Tell Every Amazing Lady® is hosting T.E.A.L.®’s Virtual Mother’s Day Run on World Ovarian Cancer Day, this May 8th, 2021! We’re hosting our second World Ovarian Cancer Day event to help raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer while bringing the community together virtually. This year features a Hybrid Window Art Installation either in-person at the T.E.A.L.® Community Center or virtually by email. Register to walk or run 2 miles and get exclusive Interactive Selfie Access to the window at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/may.
Tell Every Amazing Lady® has funded research at some of the country’s most prestigious hospitals and institutions. For 2020, we are proud to announce partial funding of the study “Methylomic Landscapes of Ovarian Cancer Precursor Lesions,” led by Professor Tian-Li Wang at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The goal of the research is to find chemical changes that occur in the DNA of fallopian tube cells of healthy women who are at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. These changes can dramatically alter how cells act and divide, and may contribute to the development of small precursor lesions, called STICs, that can later become aggressive cancers.
Many women who have not been diagnosed with cancer may already have STIC lesions in their fallopian tubes, especially if they are at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer due to hereditary genetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Studies have also indicated that it takes approximately six to seven years for these STICs to progress into invasive ovarian cancer.
Their new technology seeks to detect these markers in a cervical Pap smear (called “PapDREAM” assay) in a highly sensitive and specific way, so they can conduct a future clinical trial to determine the performance of the assay for early detection of ovarian cancer in high-risk women.
Partial funding of this grant was made possible by donations to the Jane Fund.
The Ruthless Comedy Hour hosted a virtual comedy hour on Nov. 20, 2020, with all proceeds from the Tip Jar going to T.E.A.L.®. The event featured special guests Susie Essman (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Broad City,” HBO) and Buddy Fitzpatrick (Comedy Central, Nick, Apple TV) and plenty of laughs, and raised $570 for T.E.A.L.®.
Tell Every Amazing Lady® CEO and co-founder Pamela Esposito-Amery was invited to speak to members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at NYU virtually on Nov. 6, 2020. She reached about 45 young women from the Manhattan college with important awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and the work that T.E.A.L.® does.
T.E.A.L.® hosted a virtual Wellness Weekend for community members on October 24th, 2020. The day was filled with moderators and presenters from different sectors of health and wellness to help T.E.A.L.® supporters make choices toward healthy and fulfilling lives. Presentations on stress-relief, energy healing, and genetic risk education were given during the event.
T.E.A.L.® CEO and co-founder Pamela Esposito-Amery presented to attendees at the virtual Young BK Professionals Cross-Industry Networking Event on Oct. 8, 2020. During the speed networking event, she spoke about the various ways to get involved with the foundation and provided educational info about women’s health.
T.E.A.L.® celebrated the end of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by lighting up Manhattan’s City Hall the color teal on September 30th, 2020! This was the fifth year in a row City Hall partnered with T.E.A.L.® to light the building, allowing us to spread important awareness even during a pandemic.
Tell Every Amazing Lady® endorsed a new bill from Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez seeking to increase awareness of ovarian cancer among health professionals and women.
The bill H.R. 8442, entitled the Ovarian and Cervical Cancer Awareness Act of 2020, was introduced on September 29th, during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It intends to address two of the deadliest reproductive cancers women face and prioritize underserved women in our national gynecological health public awareness campaign.
Note: The bill hasn’t yet passed, it was introduced to Congress
A big thanks to Punk Rope, a jump rope-based fitness class, which donated $400 from its Punk Rope Games on September 26th, 2020, to Tell Every Amazing Lady®.
Punk Rope founder Tim ran in the virtual 12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run on September 12th, 2020, with Team MaryMo and decided to keep up the fundraising.
Participants in the annual event dressed in costume to compete in a variety of jump rope events in Manhattan. Each year, the gym donates 100% of the proceeds from the competition to a charity.
Images courtesy Thomas Egan Photography.
Kendra Scott held another online fundraiser for Tell Every Amazing Lady® on September 22nd and 23rd, 2020 in honor of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Online shoppers could use a code at checkout on the site, and the NYC Soho store would donate 20% of all proceeds to T.E.A.L.®. This was a two-day online shopping event. Earlier in the year, Kendra Scott also donated beautiful teal colored jewelry to our Amazing Lady Membership Program for ovarian cancer survivors in the program.
T.E.A.L.® was invited to spread awareness about ovarian cancer to the staff at Liberty Mutual on September 23rd, 2020. The presentation to Liberty Mutual’s WE@Liberty, the Women’s Employee Resource Group, was part of the company’s self-care webinar series.
T.E.A.L.® thanks our media sponsor WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News for covering the virtual 12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run on September 12th, 2020. Check out the video of the event here.
T.E.A.L.® held the 12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run virtually on September 12th, 2020. Survivors, their family members and friends, and many others were able to participate in the virtual walk or run to raise awareness for ovarian cancer from anywhere in the country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, T.E.A.L.®’s usual in-person event in Prospect Park moved to a virtual platform for the safety of participants. T.E.A.L.® volunteers, staff, board members, and celebrities filmed a video to give participants a chance to feel connected and virtually kick off the event together online.
T.E.A.L.® wants to give a big thank you to our friends at One Tough B for featuring us in their September 10th, 2020, podcast episode. This episode features our co-founder Pamela, and discusses the journey to founding and starting T.E.A.L.®. Listen to the episode here.
T.E.A.L.® lit up Brooklyn Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn the color teal from September 7th through 13th, 2020, to continue its kickoff of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It was the foundation’s seventh year working with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who has supported T.E.A.L.® in every year of his administration.
T.E.A.L.® thanks the Brooklyn Paper for helping raise awareness about ovarian cancer and National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by featuring coverage of T.E.A.L.®’s September Awareness Campaign on its website and in print on September 4th, 2020. The paper featured T.E.A.L.® staff and volunteers as they tied ribbons along North Flatbush, Fifth, and Myrtle Avenues in Brooklyn. The story also mentioned the lighting of Brooklyn Borough Hall from September 7th to 13th to further promote the foundation’s work. Read the story here.
T.E.A.L.® wants to thank NY1 for helping raise awareness of ovarian cancer and National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by airing a feature on September 3rd, 2020 about the foundation’s annual ribbon tying awareness event in Brooklyn on North Flatbush Avenue, Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, and Myrtle Avenue. If you’d like to see the NY1 video, you can find it here.
Tell Every Amazing Lady® continued its September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign on September 2nd, 2020, by tying ribbons across Brooklyn. Foundation staff and volunteers were joined by members of the North Flatbush BID, Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, and Myrtle Avenue BID to tie teal-colored ribbons from national organization Turn the Towns Teal® along their respective avenues to raise awareness about the disease and remind community members of the virtual 12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run.
Tell Every Amazing Lady® thanks K-Love, a contemporary Christian music radio programming service, for partnering with the foundation to raise awareness about ovarian cancer.
When T.E.A.L.® posted information about the 12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run on the station’s online community calendar, K-Love reached out to help further advertise the event and raise awareness about the foundation and ovarian cancer. K-Love aired a PSA from T.E.A.L.® from August 31st to September 12th 2020, and posted an awareness piece about T.E.A.L.® on its @KLoveNewYork Instagram on September 4th, 2020.
T.E.A.L.® lit the Coney Island Luna Park Parachute Jump the color teal from August 29th to September 2nd, 2020, to commemorate the start of September’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The foundation’s 6th annual lighting in Coney Island, Brooklyn, helped make residents throughout New York City aware of ovarian cancer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, T.E.A.L.® was unable to also host its annual press conference at the lighting, or walk on the field at a Brooklyn Cyclones game at MCU Park.
Thank you to WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News and reporter and survivor Stacey Sager for promoting the virtual 12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run by filming and airing a promo on August 13th, 2020. This will be yet another year the news channel has served as a media sponsor for the event. You can check out the promo here.
Meet Kayla, the T.E.A.L.®- nominated Volunteer of the Month for August!
After her grandmother lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2016, Kayla was motivated to educate other women about the condition. She had heard about the work that T.E.A.L.® does, and was intrigued by the idea of volunteering in her community. In the fall of 2019, she reached out to T.E.A.L.® to see if she could help spread the word about ovarian cancer.
Kayla sees her volunteer efforts as fulfilling and valuable to the community. She notes that her work with T.E.A.L.® has been a great way to “extend my hand, give my time where I can, and make a difference.” While her grandmother is no longer with her, Kayla likes to think that she is volunteering in her honor. “If she [were] alive today, I’m sure she’d be doing it with me.”
Read the full story at tealwalk.org/volunteer.
You can read about previous Volunteers of the Month at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/volunteer-of-the-month.
T.E.A.L.® was honored to again partner with actor and director Steve Buscemi to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. Mr. Buscemi filmed a video in August 2020 for our virtual 12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run in which he encouraged people to register and get involved in the virtual event. We would like to thank Mr. Buscemi for his continued support and dedication to Tell Every Amazing Lady®. The video Mr. Buscemi made for the Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run can be found here. He also filmed a video for the 7th Annual Savannah T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run, which can be found here.
In Savannah, Georgia, South University T.E.A.L.® volunteers hosted a Savannah Bananas baseball night on July 17th, 2020. The purpose was to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer ahead of the fully virtual 7th Annual Savannah T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run on September 26th, 2020. An announcement was made prior to the start of the game and the volunteers helped spread our message.
Tell Every Amazing Lady®, also known as T.E.A.L.®, received a $5,000 grant award from Investors Foundation. Investors Bank staff members presented the award to T.E.A.L.® staff members over Zoom on July 7th.
Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. Learn more at investorsbankfoundation.org.
Meet Maureen, the T.E.A.L.®-nominated Volunteer of the Month for July!
She’s an Urban Academy student who was initially inspired to work with T.E.A.L.® due to her sister’s involvement with us. Maureen noticed her sister’s work and saw its potential as a great community service project.
Last September, she started helping in the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Brooklyn.
She worked to organize the office, prepare the T.E.A.L.® newsletter for mailing, and pack T.E.A.L.® Kits for survivors.
Read her full story at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/Volunteer, as well as our previous Volunteers of the Month at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/volunteer-of-the-month.
T.E.A.L.®️ recorded a presentation about ovarian cancer for Bronx House on June 25th. The outreach event was posted on the Pelham Parkway organization’s YouTube and Facebook channel on June 30th.
T.E.A.L.®️ CEO and co-founder Pamela Esposito-Amery gave a presentation about ovarian cancer, its signs and symptoms, as well as T.E.A.L.®️’s work raising awareness about the disease, supporting survivors, and raising funds to find a screening test. T.E.A.L.®️ Youth Ambassador Kiara spoke about her work with T.E.A.L.®️ to increase public awareness about ovarian cancer.
T.E.A.L.®️ participated in North Flatbush BID’s “Make Music New York Remote” digital event on June 21st! The event was hosted by North Flatbush BID through a Zoom meeting, and was live streamed to Facebook for the public to access.
Businesses along the Park Slope thoroughfare were invited to speak briefly about their business, which was then followed by a musical performance.
T.E.A.L.®️ has long been a partner with North Flatbush BID and its businesses, turning the Brooklyn stretch teal by tying ribbons on trees ahead of September’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We had the opportunity to speak about our mission to support survivors of ovarian cancer and educate the public about this disease. T.E.A.L.®️ Youth Ambassador Kiara spoke about her work with T.E.A.L.®️ to increase public awareness about ovarian cancer, including most recently making and donating ovarian cancer-themed masks to the foundation.
About 700 people tuned in. Thanks to everyone who watched!
On June 18th, 2020, T.E.A.L.® participated in an interactive webinar called “Empowering Yourself At Home: Proactive Women’s Health Practices.” The webinar included ways for attendees to care for their health at home with NYC’s leading doctors in cancer, genetics, and women’s health. The webinar was hosted by RMA New York and led by Matthew Lederman; M.D., Stephanie Blank, M.D.; and Pamela Esposito-Amery, T.E.A.L.® CEO and Co-Founder. The virtual event was live and recorded so that the public received information about cancer screenings, genetics, treatment options, and fertility.
T.E.A.L.®️ CEO and co-founder Pamela Esposito-Amery gave a presentation about ovarian cancer, its signs and symptoms, as well as T.E.A.L.®️’s work raising awareness about the disease, supporting survivors, and raising funds to find a screening test. Watch the webinar here.
Tell Every Amazing Lady® hosted a virtual meetup on June 13th for runners on its team in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon. Several members on the team of 11 got to meet each other via Zoom. Running coach — and past T.E.A.L.® United Airlines NYC Half runner Kai Ng — attended to share advice and tips with the team. T.E.A.L.® staff provided the athletes with information on ovarian cancer, the foundation, and the marathon.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Road Runners announced on June 24th that the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon is canceled.
Meet the Long Island University Genetic Counseling class of 2021, the T.E.A.L.®-nominated Volunteers of the Month for June!
The Masters students started as volunteers at the 11th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run in September 2019, then interned at the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Brooklyn. Several months later, when the COVID-19 crisis brought uncertainty and restricted work ability, the LIU students reconnected with T.E.A.L.®, supporting the ovarian cancer community as digital volunteers.
Read the full story at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/Volunteer, as well as our previous Volunteers of the Month at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/volunteer-of-the-month.
Tell Every Amazing Lady® partnered with Sephora to offer a free virtual Brave Beauty class for ovarian cancer survivors on May 13th. Sephora generously mailed a free kit of makeup and skincare products to survivors to use during the class. Participants then learned about skincare and makeup techniques through the interactive and uplifting tutorial on Zoom.
Members of the T.E.A.L.® Amazing Lady Membership were able to meet up for a fun makeup tutorial together on zoom thanks for Sephora!
Meet Jane, the T.E.A.L.®-nominated Volunteer of the Month for May!
As a licensed physical therapist, Jane donates her time and expertise to moderate workshops about mindfulness and meditation, including virtual meditation workshop on Wednesdays in May from 9 to 9:30 am. RSVP at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/workshops.
Read her full story at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/Volunteer, as well as our previous Volunteers of the Month at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/volunteer-of-the-month.
Runners on team Tell Every Amazing Lady® are working hard to train for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 1. They’re also fundraising to help T.E.A.L.® continue its important work in the fight against ovarian cancer. Want to help them meet their goal? Donate at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/team-tell-every-amazing-lady-2020-tcs-new-york-city-marathon
Know a runner who wants to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer? Spots are still open to join the team. Apply today at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/nycmarathon
We had 195 participants raise over $5,000 in T.E.A.L.®’s first ever Virtual ONLY Walk/Run while walking or running safe at home or outside with social distancing in communities across the country!
The event, called T.E.A.L.®’s World Ovarian Cancer Day Virtual Walk/Run, was held on May 8th – World Ovarian Cancer Day – to raise awareness about the disease and raise funds so we can continue our programs for ovarian cancer patients and survivors, which are in jeopardy due to COVID-19. Participants received a bib in the mail and were encouraged to post pictures and videos of their walk or run on social media and tag T.E.A.L.®. Participants also supported T.E.A.L.® by adding our Facebook frame to their profile pictures. Thank you to everyone who participated!
A big thank you to our friends at If These Ovaries Could Talk, who mentioned T.E.A.L.® in their May 3rd podcast episode. Hosts Jaimie Kelton and Robin Hopkins told listeners that May 8th is World Ovarian Cancer Day, and mentioned facts about ovarian cancer, such as the fact that there is no effective screening test for the disease, and that the pap smear does not test for it.
Listen to the episode at http://chtbl.com/track/94798/traffic.libsyn.com/ovariestalk/ITOCT_Ryan_Josh.mp3
Save the date! The 7th Annual Litchfield T.E.A.L.® Walk will be held at Litchfield Community Field, with options to participate virtually, on Saturday, September 19th, 2020. Join us to celebrate 7 years, honor the amazing ovarian cancer survivors at the T.E.A.L.® Survivor Ceremony, and help us reach a day without ovarian cancer. Learn more at www.tealwalk.org/litchfield.
Thanks to our volunteer Mandy, who helped establish the Annual Savannah T.E.A.L.® Walk, Kendra Scott has been raising funds for our cause throughout the year. An online fundraiser was held for Tell Every Amazing Lady® on April 25, 2020. Online shoppers could use a code during checkout to make sure T.E.A.L.® received 20 percent of the proceeds. Kendra Scott raised more than $200 for T.E.A.L.®!
Sephora is teaming up with the T.E.A.L.® Amazing Lady Membership Program to offer a free Virtual Brave Beauty Class for ovarian cancer survivors. The class will take place on May 13th, 2020, from 6 to 7pm EST.
Connect with others in a fun, supportive setting and learn how to address the visible effects of cancer treatments from the comfort of home. This FREE, live, 60-minute interactive class is led by a Sephora Beauty Expert, who will share soothing skincare tips and show you how to restore glow and the appearance of brows or lashes using clean formula products. You’ll receive complimentary beauty products from Sephora directly, then learn how to use them during the Brave Beauty Class. Click here to learn more about Sephora’s Brave Beauty online tutorials and classes.
Please note: Class is limited to 20 participants and hosted on Zoom.
To learn more about how to sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 917-310-4835 for details!
–Register to Walk or Run 2 Miles
T.E.A.L.® is hosting its first ever Virtual ONLY Walk/Run, called T.E.A.L.®’s World Ovarian Cancer Day Virtual Walk/Run, on May 8th – World Ovarian Cancer Day – to raise awareness about the disease and bring the community together virtually. Registration is $15.
Our programs, which serve ovarian cancer patients and survivors, are in jeopardy, at a time when these women need our help the most.
-Follow and share on social media
Follow @TellEveryAmazingLady and @TEALWalk. Help us raise awareness about ovarian cancer on May 8th by sharing our social media posts, or wear teal and post a pic with our hashtags:
#TellEveryAmazingLady #ovariancancer #tealwalk #WOCD2020
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You can also raise awareness by choosing our Facebook frame to use on YOUR profile picture.
Here’s how: Click on your profile picture to update it, and then click on Add Frame. Search for Tell Every Amazing Lady® to find our lip frame for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
On Saturday, April 25, 2020, Kendra Scott will be holding an online fundraiser for Tell Every Amazing Lady®. On this day, 20% of sale proceeds will go to T.E.A.L.®.
Shop www.kendrascott.com, on April 25th to benefit T.E.A.L.®. Be sure to use code GIVEBACK7033 to make sure we get part of the proceeds when you check out.
Meet Leonard, the T.E.A.L.®-nominated Volunteer of the Month for April!
Leonard has been volunteering with Tell Every Amazing Lady® since 2015, when he was a student at Brooklyn College and heard about the foundation at a health fair. Since then, Leonard hasn’t missed a single walk, and is a regular at other volunteer events.
Read his full story at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/Volunteer, as well as our previous Volunteers of the Month at www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/volunteer-of-the-month.
T.E.A.L.® staff had the opportunity to meet students at the CB-14 Youth Conference, which was held at Brooklyn College in Flatbush, Brooklyn, on March 11th, 2020. We spoke with students about interning and volunteering with the foundation, as well as the window art program for the T.E.A.L.® Community Center. Many also inquired about participating in our 12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run! Thank you so much for having us!
T.E.A.L.® volunteers Patsy and Carolyn donated their time and supplies on March 10 to fill the T.E.A.L.® Community Center window with an amazing springtime display. The purple flowers and teal and white butterflies help usher in the beautiful spring weather in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Thank you, Patsy and Carolyn!