Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Phil!

I got involved with T.E.A.L.® through New York Road Runners.

My goal for the TCS New York City Marathon is to raise at least $3,000 for Tell Every Amazing Lady®. 

Running is the greatest theater of human inspiration I am aware of.  If you run or spectate any marathon, you will know what I mean.  I can think of no better way to bring so many people together, working together towards so many amazing causes, yet all aligned with a unifying, shared health and fitness goal.  I feel most alive when I am running and post-race.  I have the confidence and enthusiasm to take on life’s challenges — and know that I can power through them. 

If I had the power to make a difference in one thing related to ovarian cancer, it would be to make testing accessible for all women.

A message I would send to every amazing lady is: Trust your gut. Never ignore any health concerns. You are incredibly strong and capable and time is one of the most powerful forces on your side. 

I am grateful to be fundraising for such a worthy cause and being part of this team.

You can help Phil reach his fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Kate!

I first became involved with T.E.A.L.® as I looked into organizations to support when running the TCS New York City Marathon. Ovarian cancer is something that has affected my family, and a cause that I look forward to supporting. 

My goal for the TCS New York City Marathon is to finish in under 4-hours, but to also enjoy the experience of training with my friends.

Running has always been my chance to disconnect and explore new places. I’m excited to see more of the NY-area as I train for the marathon. 

If I had the power to make a difference relating to ovarian cancer, I would increase the number of women getting tested for ovarian cancer each year.

I have so much respect for anyone fighting ovarian cancer. You have the support of everyone around you – keep being amazing!

I’m looking forward to meeting more people associated with T.E.A.L.® and furthering the cause!

You can help Kate reach her fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Sal!

I have known about T.E.A.L.® since it began. My mother was childhood best-friends with Louisa. They attended elementary school together and remained friends always. I heard many stories growing up about their adventures: the first time they ate McDonalds on the way to Roller Palace, the night of the Shawn Cassidy concert and the biggest one, the night they met Scott Baio. They lost touch for a while, but still remained friendly. My parents moved us to Long Island but Louisa and my mom still kept in touch through letters and Christmas cards. When my mother received a letter from Louisa saying she was sick, they had a “reunion” and rekindled their friendship. I met Louisa and my brother and I became friendly with her son Spencer.  Spencer even came with me and my brother to a Blink-182 concert at Jones Beach. Therefore, once I knew I was going to run for a charitable cause, T.E.A.L.® was my first choice. 

I have many goals for the TCS New York City Marathon, but to keep my goals short, I would like to raise as much awareness as possible for T.E.A.L.®, by spreading the word to family, friends, coworkers and representing T.E.A.L.® the day of the marathon. I also have set personal goals to not only get myself back into the shape I was in prior to the pandemic, but to accomplish my personal best marathon time.

There are many things that I love about running, but mainly to me it is a time that I can completely clear my head and be competitive with myself. I don’t think about any outside stress, it is simply me against the road and trying to be better than I was yesterday.

If I could change one thing related to ovarian cancer, it would be testing. If there was a way that all women could get tested, similar to a mammogram, I think that would be a changing point for fighting this disease.

Growing up, I learned from my mother that no one knows you better than you know yourself and no one will fight your battles for you. You have to be your own advocate and your own voice.  If you know something is wrong or feel that something is not quite right, speak to your doctor. Ask the questions and demand answers.

My mother always talks about how strong Louisa was during her battle and was in awe of her grit and determination. I think this is the lesson every woman should learn. You are worth the fight and we know you can do it!

You can help Sal reach his fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Shannon!

Since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer 12 years ago, I have challenged myself to go beyond what I thought I was capable of. I felt as though a door was opened – and I saw that I wasn’t truly living my life.

On my quest to truly live this life of mine, I have looked hard at things that scare the crap out of me and of those that I would be willing to tackle. This led me to climbing the tallest free-standing mountain in the world; surfing in Hawaii and learning to kayak in class 1, 2, and 3 rapids (despite not knowing how to swim); and facing a fear of heights while zip lining over the Arizona desert and cliff jumping in Bali. Well, 2020 was my 10-year “cancerversary,” and it’s time for another big challenge: completing the TCS New York City Marathon, the largest in the world.

These challenges really are about pushing myself beyond what I think I am capable of. My plan is to complete the marathon doing run/walk intervals.

Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® has graciously allowed me to join their team. Tell Every Amazing Lady®, also known as T.E.A.L.®, is a foundation all about ovarian cancer awareness. Its mission is to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find a screening test and cure for ovarian cancer.

Will you consider making a donation toward this worthy cause, and allowing me to meet my fundraising goal? From $5 to $10… everything helps. Thank you in advance.

You can help Shannon reach her fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Monika!

The 2022 TCS New York City Marathon will be a very special event for me, not only because it will be my first marathon ever, but mostly because I will be running to support an amazing cause. I am proud to be a member of team Tell Every Amazing Lady® to raise awareness about ovarian cancer.

To me, running a marathon is like a life journey: it is unknown, challenging, and it tests physical strength and mental resilience. I hope that at the end it will also give me a lot of joy and a sense of achievement.  

A few years ago, when I was going through a different journey, the one from cancer to recovery, I would not have thought that I would be able to run a marathon. Slowly and gradually, running became my new journey, allowing me to feel no boundaries and giving me a sense of freedom. I am still finding out where it will take me. 

Being one of thousands of women affected by ovarian cancer, I want to Tell Every Amazing Lady® that they can, that there is hope. Those amazing ladies who are going through the battle with the disease should never give up. One of the best pieces of advice that I received was from my doctor, who told me that positive attitude and belief in a successful outcome is key to recovery. I can attest to that. Step by step, mile-by-mile, gradually, we can win the battle. 

If I could make a significant change in the fight against this disease, I would make testing for ovarian cancer part of preventive care. I believe that early detection on a larger scale would make a considerable difference.    

Running for T.E.A.L.® will allow me to make at least a small difference and support this amazing cause.

You can help Monika reach her fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Lauren!

Very good friends of mine are highly active in Tell Every Amazing Lady® and have always encouraged me to participate. Unfortunately, moving to Colorado has limited my ability to get involved in such a wonderful cause. I’m proud to finally be able to support this charity in the way it deserves. 

Above all else, I want to have fun while running my first TCS New York City Marathon. This marathon is a bucket list item and I can’t wait to run through every borough that our great city has to offer. Making it even more special, I get to run it with my sister and I get to support a fantastic charity.  

I enjoy the mental challenge of running. There are often times when our brain makes us believe we can’t go any further. I love pushing through that, enduring the discomfort and proving to myself that I can do anything. It’s freeing once you know that you are stronger than you think you are. It opens up endless possibilities.    

It goes without saying that I wish cancer (in general) did not exist. A realistic change would be to have the world focus on research more. If our collective minds, data, and funds were pooled together, we would make faster progress towards a cure. Spreading awareness and raising funds for T.E.A.L.® is a small way in which I can participate in making this change.  

To those fighting ovarian cancer, please know that we are sending you all our love and support. Stay strong and fight hard. You are not alone.  

To all the amazing ladies in the world, don’t take your health for granted. Make sure you have annual check ups, and listen to your body. Educate yourself and take control of your future.    

I want to say a big thank you to all who are involved with this organization. Keep up the good work and know that you are making a difference in your community. Your efforts are much appreciated. 

You can help Lauren reach her fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

The 2022 Virtual Savannah T.E.A.L.® Walk

SeptemberOctober Social

Can’t participate? Consider making a donation to keep our foundation and programs running. Please help us reach our Savannah event goal of $25,000 this year.

There’s another amazing way to support Tell Every Amazing Lady® this year — a Kendra Scott in-store shopping event that gives back to T.E.A.L.®!

After your virtual walk on September 24, maybe consider stopping by Kendra Scott from 11 am to 1 pm to shop, sip, and support T.E.A.L.®! Plus, the first 15 people to spend $100 in-store on September 24th will receive a swag bag! All are welcome.

Can’t make it to the store? Shop Kendra Scott online from 9/23 – 9/25 (these dates only) and give back. Use code: GIVEBACK-TEALOC when checking out and 20% of your purchase will benefit T.E.A.L.®.

News12 Brooklyn covers the T.E.A.L.® Celebration and Women’s Health Expo

Thanks News12 Brooklyn for highlighting the T.E.A.L.® Celebration and Women’s Health Expo on September 10th, 2022. The event celebrated ovarian cancer patients and survivors, raised funds for T.E.A.L.®’s programs, and educated the public about women’s health topics from head-to-toe. It was T.E.A.L.®’s first time back in Prospect Park after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The story mentioned the importance of knowing the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer. You can watch News12’s coverage here
 

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Carolina!

I got involved with T.E.A.L.® through a friend who has been supporting T.E.A.L.® for several years and knows all the hard work that they do.

My goal for the TCS New York City Marathon is that I want to keep running all the time, I’m gonna try not to walk.

Running makes me feel strong and helps me clear my mind. It makes me feel that by working hard and pushing myself a little more I can get out of my comfort zone and reach new physical and mental goals.

If I could make a difference in one thing related to ovarian cancer, I would like there to be a rule in hospitals or medical services where all women have to know the signs for early detection and symptoms of ovarian cancer. I’d want more campaigns and information about it available.

My message for every amazing lady about ovarian cancer is this: Taking care of ourselves and helping to take care of other women by sharing the information we have about ovarian cancer is very important. Going regularly to the doctor for checkups should be a priority in our lives.

This is my first marathon and also my first time doing a fundraiser. The satisfaction I feel for being able to contribute in a small way for such a special cause will stay with me forever. 

You can help Carolina reach her fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Dennis!

I was doing some runs in the thick of the pandemic to raise money for other charities in the city and I met a run coach named Kai @runcoachkai during some of those events and he mentioned T.E.A.L.® He connected me with T.E.A.L.® and I completed my first marathon for T.E.A.L.® in 2021.

My goal for the 2022 marathon is to raise more resources and awareness for T.E.A.L.® and also complete the marathon faster than I did last year. I am aiming to complete it in 3 hours and 40 minutes but if I get under 4 hours I will be content and of course if I can do faster that’s even better.

I started running simply as a way to relieve stress and as a form of working out that got me back in touch with the outdoors. New York City doesn’t offer much nature, but what it lacks in trees it has abundance of in culture and community. I did not expect to love running as much as I do but it has brought me peace and an amazing connection to the city and the people in it.

If I could change one thing it would be to find a cure for all cancers but we’re not there yet so for now I would create as much awareness as possible in the hopes that more investment can be made in the research and support of those dealing with ovarian cancer.

I would say to every amazing lady that there is always hope and that there a lot of us with love and determination in our hearts to help defeat this disease. We are running hard in the hopes to help make ovarian cancer a thing of the past.

I am truly honored to be able to run for T.E.A.L.® and to do my small part in helping those fighting ovarian cancer. My Aunt Ann passed away from cancer at a young age and she gives me the energy and strength to help others dealing with this hardship. I hope my efforts can bring some assistance and hope to the women and their families facing ovarian cancer.

You can help Dennis reach his fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

ABC7 previews the T.E.A.L.® Celebration and Women’s Health Expo

T.E.A.L.® thanks ABC7 for promoting the T.E.A.L.® Celebration and Women’s Health Expo ahead of the event on September 10th, 2022. The news station ran special previews of the event featuring Stacey Sager starting on August 3, 2022, letting viewers know about the upcoming event. 

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Runner Spencer!

My name is Spencer McGregor and I am running my first NYC marathon with T.E.A.L.® in memory of the organization’s co-founder, my mom, Louisa M. McGregor. As a teenager growing up in a household with a sick parent, you find ways to release stress. For me, going to the gym, hanging out with friends, and working towards obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout were those outlets. Running was something I occasionally did to work on cardio or just let off some steam…until now. My wife was supposed to run the NYC Marathon in 2020 and I decided I wanted to join her (because who doesn’t want to run 26.2 miles?!). Thanks to COVID, we had to postpone until this year. We just had a baby and you know what they say… giving birth is like running a marathon. Hopefully the 26 hours of labor was good prep for our 26 miles of running.

I work for the Department of Sanitation, which means every day is a great workout. Being one of New York’s Strongest keeps me motivated to meet those miles. Sometimes, when training gets tough, I think of my mom and her battle with cancer and the miles immediately become painless. I can’t wait to feel the energy of the crowd throughout the city where I was born and raised and cross the finish line representing T.E.A.L.®.

My goal is to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and prevent other families from experiencing the hurt and loss that mine did. 

Mom, this one’s for you… and my daughter, your namesake.

You can help Spencer reach his fundraising goal for the TCS New York City Marathon here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.® Welcomes NYC Council Members to Community Center

Tell Every Amazing Lady® was pleased to give tours of the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Park Slope, Brooklyn to Council Member Hanif on January 24, 2022 and Council Member Mercedes Narcisse on March 15, 2022. On both occasions, T.E.A.L.® staff spread awareness about the subtle signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and spoke about the hurdles the foundation faces combatting a misunderstood disease. The council members are both champions of women’s health. 
 
To learn more about District 39 Council Member Shahana Hanif’s platform, please visit: https://council.nyc.gov/shahana-hanif/
 
To learn more about District 46 Council Member Narcisse’s platform, please visit: https://council.nyc.gov/mercedes-narcisse/

Register for the updated T.E.A.L.® Celebration and Women’s Health Expo

We’re back!
(But a little different than before)

After a two-year hiatus, we’re introducing the hybrid T.E.A.L.® Celebration and Women’s Health Expo, an updated take on our annual T.E.A.L.® Walk in recognition of our evolved mission:
Offering women’s health and wellness services, including public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer, providing support to those impacted by the disease, and raising funds for research in order to find a screening test and a cure.

Our hybrid event is customizable! Activities include:

  • The Virtual T.E.A.L.® Walk, a 2-mile walk that can be done at your leisure from anywhere!
  • The in-person Women’s Health Expo at Prospect Park or access to virtual expo
  • The in-person, ticketed T.E.A.L.® Survivor Ceremony and Celebration at Prospect Park
  • Ticketed wellness activities at the Prospect Park celebration
  • And so much more!

Our event will look different, but the meaning behind it is still the same: celebrating the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and the strength of the families who have been touched by the disease, while spreading awareness to the public and raising money for research. Let’s elevate women’s health – together.

Please be aware, there is NO official, in-person T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run in Prospect Park this year. There is no start/finish line. 

First-graders at P.S. 154 ring in spring in the T.E.A.L.® Community Center windows

Class 1-208 of P.S. 154 in Brooklyn produced gorgeous and colorful art for the T.E.A.L.® Community Center windows this spring! Class teacher Stefanie Concannon and art teacher Kelly Normand led the project. 

Kelly Normand describes the students’ projects: “Students looked at the art of Piet Mondrian. They created these paintings using straight lines like Mondrian. The palette incorporated turquoise to support and acknowledge the work of the Tell Every Amazing Lady® foundation.”

One of our amazing volunteers, Michelle, created the display in the windows so that passersby could relish some color as they walk by our center! 

If you’re in the neighborhood, view the display this spring at 533 16th Street in Brooklyn between 10th and 11th Avenues. We’re right around the corner from Prospect Park! 

Have you ever wanted to run the iconic TCS New York City Marathon?

Team “Tell Every Amazing Lady®” is currently accepting applications.

Tell Every Amazing Lady® is honored to be a charity partner in the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon. Tell Every Amazing Lady® has spots for five runners to each raise $3,000 for Team Tell Every Amazing Lady®. Run with more than 33,000 participants on this iconic 26.2-mile course throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

The November 6th event will begin on Staten Island, where runners will then make their way over the Verrazano Bridge into Brooklyn, followed by Queens and the Bronx, and then finish in the world-renowned Central Park in Manhattan. Complete with spectacular skylines and an unparalleled view of NYC’s most popular landmarks, this is one race you definitely don’t want to miss.

Snag a coveted spot in this iconic race by running with us. Make your marathon experience more meaningful by making a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer. Apply today!

Official members of our team qualify for a number of perks, including:

  • Guaranteed entry as a Charity Runner to the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon
  • Fundraising toolkit & support from T.E.A.L.® staff (in person and remotely)
  • T.E.A.L.® apparel for the race
  • Your story as a runner and T.E.A.L.® community member will be featured on our website
  • The opportunity to help us Tell Every Amazing Lady® about ovarian cancer
  • A team meet-up
  • A private team Facebook group for the team to ask questions, give tips, and provide updates on their training
  • Training plans available

If you already have a bib for the marathon, you can still apply to run with us by filling out the form here or by contacting us at contact@tealwalk.org. Those joining our team who have a bib will qualify for the same perks as our official team members, and will be asked to raise $1,500.

Team Member Requirements:

Minimum fundraising of $3,000 on T.E.A.L.®’s behalf is required if you are an official team member with one of our bibs, and is due by October 1st, 2022.

If you already have a bib, a minimum fundraising of $1,500 on T.E.A.L.®’s behalf is due by October 1st, 2022.

Team members should be prepared to have a fundraising plan to meet their goal by deadline. To ensure runners meet their October 1st goal, they will be required to meet these fundraising checkpoints:

  • $1,000 by August 6th
  • $2,000 by September 3rd
  • $3,000 by October 1st

Unofficial runners will need to raise:

  • $1,000 by August 6th
  • $1,500 by October 1st

NYC United Airlines Half Marathon – cheer!

T.E.A.L.® participates in the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon! This year, T.E.A.L.® had five amazing individuals join our team and run the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on March 20, 2022. They wore our T.E.A.L.® T-shirts during the race and helped raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Our staff was so excited to meet up in Brooklyn to cheer our runners on as they ran by. Way to go Team Tell Every Amazing Lady®!

T.E.A.L.® hosting a night of comedy fundraiser to fight ovarian cancer

Join Tell Every Amazing Lady® for a night of laughter for a good cause!

This show is Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Bulls Eye Sports Pub in Brooklyn at 7:00 pm.

Limited seating available for show. Outdoor seating is available, weather permitting. Raffles, food and beverages will be available for purchase at this event. 

Featuring special performances by:

Ellen Karis (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Karis Comedy Corner Podcast)
Kendra Cunningham (Drybar Comedy Special, Last Comic Standing)
Sharon Simon (Saturday Night Live, NYC Pride Parade Featured Host)
Rich Carucci (MLB.com, featured in NY Post)

Advance tickets are available online for $25 while tickets at the door will be $30. Each ticket comes with 1 drink ticket voucher.

Proceeds benefit Tell Every Amazing Lady®.  There is no accurate screening test for ovarian cancer.

Is there a better way to support charity?  Click here to buy tickets now!

For more information and any questions you may have, please reach out to Tell Every Amazing Lady® at 917-310-4835 or contact@tealwalk.org.

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 United Airlines Half Marathon Runner Kendra!

A group of women that I run with decided that we should all enter our names into the [United Airlines NYC Half] lottery, and 5 out of 7 got a spot, but my friend Eileen and I did not. She told me that we could fundraise and I said I would look into it and see if I found a charity that spoke to me, and that is how I found T.E.A.L.®.

Honestly, finishing the half marathon is my goal. A good time would be nice too! 

What I love most about running is the feeling of accomplishment after you push yourself out of your comfort zone.

I would love to be able to make genetic testing more accessible for all women, not just those with a family history of ovarian cancer.

If I could share a message to every amazing lady, I would say: Please don’t wait – if you are experiencing symptoms, please go to your doctor. My mother was so swollen and yet she waited rather than getting checked out right away thinking she was having stomach issues. 

Support Kendra and Tell Every Amazing Lady® at her fundraiser here!

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 United Airlines Half Marathon Runner Allison!

I started running with one goal in mind – to represent ovarian cancer. After not receiving a bib for the marathon on my own terms, I began looking at the charities listed. T.E.A.L.®’s logo was staring at me, and I knew it was a sign that, “Here’s my chance.”

Most people would say their goal for any marathon would be just to finish. Although that thought crossed my mind, my ultimate goal is to do this for my friend and her family. I want her legacy to continue to live on, and I want her story to reach as many young ladies as possible. My hope is that through this race I can do just that, and raise as much money as possible for T.E.A.L.®.

Let me start by introducing you to my friend, Brittany Kelly. Brittany was well known in the golf community here in Indiana and around the U.S. She set and achieved goals like no one I’ve ever known. Even to this day, as I read articles about her, it’s incredible to see how many people her story touched even though they never got a chance to physically meet her.

I guess what I love most about running is maybe what Brittany loved most about golf; It’s about the game and the people you meet along the way. Pushing yourself, individually speaking, to reach that next opportunity or goal. Setting out on the golf course, or in my case road, and leaving every ounce of who you are out there. Be a fierce, yet graceful, competitor just like B. Encourage those around me and beyond, to set out and just try it. Whatever it is you want to begin, to know that it’s a journey and not a sprint. I’m not running to be the best runner, I’m running to be the best form of me I can be.

Honestly, if I could change anything related to ovarian cancer, it would be to know before you know. Isn’t that everyone’s dream when it comes to a life-altering disease? To know the signs better and to watch for things more closely. Sadly, Britt’s story makes me sit back and take more control of my own body. Be mindful of every inch, and when things are even slightly off, to ask and seek advice. Nothing is ever minor when it comes to our health and discovering something as life-changing as cancer.

Whether you’re deep in the trenches of ovarian cancer or know someone who is battling, just know that there are many of us that stand with you. Brittany would have wanted you to know that she stands with you, she never backed down, so she wouldn’t want you to either. Be a gracious teacher, like B, share your story and you’ll be amazed at who it impacts.

A few of B.K.’s life lessons: Life is about how you treat people…”repeat”. Everyone has problems and struggles in life. It’s how you respond to them that makes all the difference in the world.

In closing, I just want to “thank you” for reading my story. I’m grateful I can do this for B and for all of you who are impacted by ovarian cancer. B didn’t just golf for herself, she golfed so she could teach and inspire. I’ll do my best to achieve that same goal with running.

Support Allison and Tell Every Amazing Lady® at her fundraiser here!

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 United Airlines Half Marathon Runner Kate!

I became aware of T.E.A.L.® around 2016, when I underwent genetic counseling and found out that I carried the BRCA 1 gene mutation.  I have a family history of both breast and ovarian cancers, so was keen to get involved with an organization that was focused on ovarian cancer research and awareness.  I have done a number of the annual T.E.A.L.® 5k races in Brooklyn (pre-pandemic) and T.E.A.L.®’s mission is critical to bringing more awareness to these issues. 

My goal for the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon is to finish! Kidding aside, this will be my third year participating in the NYC Half and I am thrilled to be representing Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® for 13.1 miles.

I love the mental focus running brings me by just putting one foot in front of the other; I also love the camaraderie it creates with other runners and the chance to be outside through all seasons of the year.

If I had the power to make a difference or change in one thing related to ovarian cancer, finding a cure would certainly be top of my list but short of that, it would be to find a reliable mechanism/test for early detection.

If I could share a message to every amazing lady about ovarian cancer, it would be: Together, we are stronger.

Support Kate and Tell Every Amazing Lady® at her fundraiser here!

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 United Airlines Half Marathon Runner Sofia!

My friend’s mother had ovarian cancer and became involved with T.E.A.L.®. Over the years I’ve known her, I’ve seen her fundraise for T.E.A.L.® and support their cause. Her drive and passion inspired me to say ‘Count me in!’ when she mentioned the half marathon.

I’ve always loved running and this is a welcome challenge I’ve never taken on before. Being a first timer, I’d like to complete the half marathon in 2 hours.

I’d like to fundraise between $1,000-$1,500 for T.E.A.L.®. Go team!

Running is my me time – I can just plug in my headphones and let my mind wander. Also, it’s a great way for me to get out all my extra energy!

If I could change one thing related to ovarian cancer, it would be awareness. It’s so common to hear about breast cancer and many types of other cancers, but ovarian cancer has such a small voice on the world stage – yet it affects so many women. Let’s raise our voices and say it loud and proud for all the amazing ladies out there!

My message for every amazing lady would be: “I admire your fight and your courage!”

At a time where Covid has so greatly impacted each of us in a variety of ways, created so much instability in so many realms of our lives – from financial, mental, emotional, physical – I think this is just a taste of the uncertainty that ladies with ovarian cancer feel and have felt. It’s given me perspective and clarity on what is really important to myself in my life – family, friends, my health. Thank you for all your inspiration!

Support Sofia and Tell Every Amazing Lady® at her fundraiser here!

Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® 2022 United Airlines Half Marathon Runner Solange!

I became involved with T.E.A.L® in 2017, within a year of my mother passing away with ovarian cancer. Inspired by the messages of hope and the support of the T.E.A.L® community, I realized right away that T.E.A.L® would be an opportunity for me to heal while also giving back to others in need. Over the past five years I have volunteered for the T.E.A.L® Walk/Run. I have supported the Turn the Towns Teal™ ribbon-tying in Brooklyn and I have raised money through my organization by bringing workshops and fundraising opportunities.

My goal for the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon is to enjoy the run with the crowds and run faster. 

Running for me is comforting and challenging as well, bringing me a great sense of pride and joy at the end of each run.

If I had the power to change one thing related to ovarian cancer, it would be to improve early detection and find a cure.

My message for every amazing lady is, “You’re not in this battle alone. There is a community of T.E.A.L® around you. Mom, I love you and miss you and know that you will always be right by my side.”

T.E.A.L® has given hope and courage to so many people and loved ones dealing with ovarian cancer. My journey to heal as a daughter of T.E.A.L® will never be easy, but I know that I am surrounded by a community that understands me, recognizes my grief and encourages my prosperity. Thank you to everyone involved with T.E.A.L®.

Support Solange and Tell Every Amazing Lady® at her fundraiser here!

Save the date to celebrate with Tell Every Amazing Lady®!

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TEAL_Expo_SavetheDate_2022

We are proud to announce that September 10, 2022 will be the date of the T.E.A.L.® Walk Celebration and Women’s Health Expo! The event will be hybrid and occur in person at Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Keep an eye out for more details and registration info! 

Steve Buscemi supports Tell Every Amazing Lady®’s year-end goal

Since 2009, Tell Every Amazing Lady® has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, support women and families affected by the disease, and raise funds for critical medical studies. Our hard work and vital mission have garnered the support of actor, director and producer Steve Buscemi, who helped us spread the word about our campaign to reach $250,000, in a video campaign.

T.E.A.L.® partners with Karen Bromberg for special free workshop

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TEAL_WellnessWorkshop_2021

T.E.A.L® welcomed Karen Bromberg to present Ways We Can Lower Stress & Support Our Immune System on November 16th, 2021. It was a completely virtual and free event where participants learned some practical suggestions on how we can lower our stress and support our immune system and the many essential oils that can support these endeavors. Karen has been in the health field for over 25 years. She is a certified licensed audiologist, a yoga instructor, the founder of Help You Thru, LLC, a website for family caregivers & a wellness advocate for doTERRA.

T.E.A.L.® board member hosts bowling event

Patricia Gentile, a T.E.A.L.® board-member, hosted a bowling event in Staten Island on November 14th, 2021. T.E.A.L.® spread awareness to the local community of about 250.

T.E.A.L.® provides T.E.A.L.® Kits to Woman to Woman Program at Mount Sinai

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TEAL_WomantoWoman_Partnership_2022

On November 10th, 2021, T.E.A.L.® was able to provide 100 T.E.A.L.® Kits to the Woman to Woman Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. Woman to Woman carefully matches a survivor volunteer with a woman who is currently in treatment for cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, or vulvar cancer. The specially-trained volunteers share their cancer stories with the women they are helping, fostering a personal relationship that grows to include open discussion, emotional support, and mentoring on everything from helpful resources to ways of becoming an effective self-advocate.

The T.E.A.L.® Kits we donated include eyelashes, eyebrow pencils and various other beauty products to help cancer patients feel better after some of the physical changes caused by treatment. We also included our resources and information to extend our support to these survivors. The T.E.A.L.® Kits we donated will go to current patients being treated for any gynecological cancer at Mount Sinai who are part of Woman to Woman. We are happy to be able to support a program whose values align with our own and make a difference in the lives of patients battling cancer.

https://www.mountsinai.org/care/obgyn/services/support-programs/woman-to-woman

T.E.A.L.® speaks at Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer event in Brooklyn

Tell Every Amazing Lady® spoke at a community roundtable in Brooklyn, New York hosted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and attended by Assemblymember Robert Carroll and members of District 44 on October 22, 2021. Staff highlighted the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Brooklyn and the work that the foundation does to attendees. 

T.E.A.L.® presents to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and the Meyer Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medicine

T.E.A.L.® presented to new community health educators from the Center for NuLeadership on Human Justice & Healing (CNHJH) for the Diversity Center of Excellence of the Meyer Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medicine on October 21st, 2021. The new community health educators were learning about the importance of lung screenings to help prevent cancer. All attendees also learned about Tell Every Amazing Lady® as a foundation, the work that we do, as well as the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.® turns City Hall teal in annual lighting for sixth year

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, 2021! This was the sixth year in a row City Hall partnered with T.E.A.L.® to light the building and allow us to spread important awareness about ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.® welcomes National Walk/Run/Ride participants to T.E.A.L.® Community Center

On September 11th, 12th, and 18th, 2021, T.E.A.L.® was thrilled to invite T.E.A.L.® National Walk/Run/Ride participants to visit the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a custom start/finish line for the month-long virtual event. Staff members also distributed awareness materials and special in-person swag giveaways for attendees. 

T.E.A.L.® joins Staten Island Boardwalk Bash

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On September 10, 2021, T.E.A.L.® had a table at the Staten Island Boardwalk Bash, a health and information fair for seniors, family and friends hosted by Assemblymember Michael Tannousis and the Staten Island University Hospital. A T.E.A.L.® representative distributed ovarian cancer awareness and National T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run Ride 2021 materials to the public while enjoying the boardwalk. 

T.E.A.L.® ties ribbons in Brooklyn in partnership with Turn the Towns Teal®

With the help of many fantastic volunteers, T.E.A.L.® was able to tie ovarian cancer awareness ribbons on trees on Myrtle Avenue, 5th Avenue, and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn in collaboration with Turn the Towns Teal® on September 8th, 2021. The Myrtle Avenue, 5th Avenue, and North Flatbush Avenue BIDs joined the foundation in spreading ovarian cancer awareness and promoting the National T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run/Ride in the community. 

T.E.A.L.® participates in awareness double header at Coney Island baseball game, monument lighting

Staff and volunteers with Tell Every Amazing Lady®, an ovarian cancer nonprofit, raised awareness about the deadly disease at Maimonides Park in Coney Island during a Brooklyn Cyclones game on September 3rd, 2021. 

T.E.A.L.® staff were joined by volunteers personally affected by ovarian cancer, including Rafael Espinal, president of Freelancers Union and former NYC Council Member, who lost his mother to ovarian cancer, at a pre-game press conference and on the field before the kick off of the game. Espinal also threw out the first pitch. During the game, a PSA about ovarian cancer and the work T.E.A.L.® does played on screen for fans to see. 

At sunset, T.E.A.L.® members and volunteers stood in front of the famed Parachute Jump at Luna Park as it was lit teal, the official color symbolizing ovarian cancer. The Parachute Jump was also illuminated on August 28th, 2021, and September 4th, 2021.

T.E.A.L.® turns Brooklyn Borough Hall teal

Tell Every Amazing Lady® continued our kickoff of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month on September 3rd, 2021 by lighting Brooklyn Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn teal. It was the foundation’s eighth annual lighting at Brooklyn Borough Hall. 

WSAV showcases the National T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run/Ride 2021

T.E.A.L.® thanks WSAV Savannah for highlighting the National T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run/Ride on September 2nd, 2021. The national event combined T.E.A.L.®’s satellite events, including the annual Savannah T.E.A.L.® Walk, into one month-long endeavor that was fully virtual. WSAV also interviewed ovarian cancer survivor  Adrianne Reed, who touched on how difficult it was for her to get an accurate diagnosis for this deadly disease. The piece from WSAV can be read here. 

Devoted T.E.A.L.® Volunteer spreads awareness across the U.S.

Former Volunteer of the Month and friend of Tell Every Amazing Lady® Anthony traveled by rail across the United States throughout August and September 2021. During his travels, Anthony spread awareness about T.E.A.L.® by sporting our branded baseball cap and polo shirt. At times, Anthony was able to speak about the foundation to those he met on the trip. 

Starting in New York, Anthony and his nephew traveled south and to the west via train. The two of them stopped in many locations along the way, with particular focus on areas of historical and railfan significance. Notable highlights include Ft. Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia, the National Transportation Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, and Buffalo Bill Cody’s Ranch in North Platte, Nebraska. Though the trip was amazing, Anthony can’t wait to get back on the rails and is already plotting his next adventure!

We’re incredibly grateful to Anthony for his long-standing volunteerism and determination to spread awareness about ovarian cancer. The more people that learn the signs and symptoms of this deadly disease, the more lives that could be saved. If you’ve been inspired by Anthony’s story, visit the T.E.A.L.® Shop today and begin spreading awareness – your way. Tag us on social media with #TellEveryAmazingLady!

You can also support our Awareness and Education Program by donating at TellEveryAmazingLady.org/donate

Students create art installation for T.E.A.L.® Community Center

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.

The National T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run/Ride

The National T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run/Ride
Hosted by Tell Every Amazing Lady®

Choose Your Own Experience – From Anywhere 

  • September 1st, 2021 through September 30th, 2021
  • All participants will receive customized bib, raffle entry, and virtual goodie bag
  • Every Registration comes with a discount for a T.E.A.L.® Event next year
  • Register by July 15th, 2021 for special early bird pricing discounts! 
  • This year only we are welcoming cyclists to our virtual event!

Show your support for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this September by joining us for our first virtual month-long national event.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has created projections of increased late stage cancer numbers. We are all coming together to fight ovarian cancer including underserved communities by spreading awareness, raising funds for urgent and critical research, and celebrating the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and their families.

Still want to see your team in person?

Live in the NYC area? RSVP to meet at our T.E.A.L.® Community Center (down the street from Prospect Park) for a custom start or finish line and other fun giveaways, then go for a walk on your own. Or, choose your own location to take a team photo and share it with us!

Free Fundraising

Start a free fundraising page for the virtual National T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run/Ride! (You can do this without registering for the event). Our fundraising has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and any fundraising help is very appreciated.

T.E.A.L.® transforms Park Slope Center window into interactive selfie

For T.E.A.L.®’s Virtual Mother’s Day Walk/Run on World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8, 2021, T.E.A.L.® offered access to its in-person selfie window art installation in Park Slope/Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Those who made advanced appointments could take photos at our window to help spread awareness on social media, and registered participants for the Walk/Run could receive a free prize. Supporters could also email a selfie to T.E.A.L.® to post in the windows and on the website so all can be part of this community event. Additional visits to the T.E.A.L.® Community Center’s windows were made on May 1, May 6, May 7, and May 15, 2021.

T.E.A.L.® Virtual Mother’s Day Run returns on World Ovarian Cancer Day

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.

T.E.A.L.®’s CEO a guest speaker speaks at Weill Cornell Medicine’s event

T.E.A.L.® CEO and co-founder Pamela Esposito-Amery was one of the guest speakers at Weill Cornell Medicine’s event “Our Wakanda: Colorectal Cancer in Younger Adults” on March 23, 2021. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a risk factor for developing ovarian cancer can be tied to a family history of colon cancer. Pamela spoke of her personal connection to both diseases as well as T.E.A.L.®’s work in the New York City community. 

T.E.A.L.® intern hosts outreach event

T.E.A.L.® intern Tiombe Jones created an outreach event for her community of peers to help educate and spread awareness of the work the foundation does. She presented alongside T.E.A.L.® staff on March 20th, 2021.