10th Annual Savannah T.E.A.L.® Walk™

On September 30th, 2023, T.E.A.L.® organized the 10th Annual Savannah T.E.A.L.® Walk™ to honor those impacted by ovarian cancer and spread awareness regarding the disease. For the past 10 years T.E.A.L.® has organized a walk in Savannah, Georgia to celebrate the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and the strength of the families who have been touched by the disease, raise awareness to the public, and to raise money for research. This year’s walk was especially important not only because it was T.E.A.L.® ‘s 10-year anniversary in Savannah, but because it marked the first walk T.E.A.L.® held in person since 2019 due to the pandemic. We are deeply grateful to those who supported this year’s walk, such as Girl Scout Troop 30284, Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc, Grande Cosmetics, Feminade, Walgreens, Staybridge Suites Hotel, Preferred Pharmacy, Binya, and Dick’s Broadcasting without whom this event could not have been as successful as it was. T.E.A.L.® would also like to thank Rachel Davis, Victoria Jones, Mollie Andrade, and Dr. Stephen McCall who helped plan, organize, and put on this event. Click here to view the photos taken at the walk.

10th Annual Litchfield T.E.A.L.® Walk™

On September 16th, 2023, T.E.A.L.® organized its 10th Annual Litchfield T.E.A.L.® Walk™ to celebrate the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and strength of the families who have been touched by the disease, to raise awareness to the public and raise money for research. This year’s walk was especially important because it was T.E.A.L.® ‘s 10-year anniversary in Litchfield. The inspiration behind this walk was the late Lisa Cosgrove, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in June 2014. Her memory and her strength live on in her daughter Marissa Cosgrove who makes the Litchfield T.E.A.L.® Walk™ possible every year. T.E.A.L.® is deeply grateful to both Marissa and the Hope Assembly #46, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls with whom this walk would be impossible without.

T.E.A.L.® On WABC-TV ABC 7 Eyewitness News

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WABC-TV ABC 7’s Stacey Sager came to the T.E.A.L.® Community Center to help promote T.E.A.L.® as we gear up for our National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign. We want to thank Stacey Sager and WABC-TV ABC 7 Eyewitness News for their continued to support of Tell Every Amazing Lady®

T.E.A.L.®’s CEO Speaks at Meyer Cancer Center 360

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The Meyer Cancer Center regularly meets to discuss different topics. On July 17th, 2023 the MCC 360 was held at the Cornell campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital and focused on Hereditary Cancers. As a member of the Meyer Cancer Center Community Advisory Board, T.E.A.L.®’s CEO; Pamela was asked to speak on behalf of her personal and professional experience with hereditary cancers. Other panelists of this information session included: Dr. David Fishman-Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Ravi Sharaf- Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences, Dr. Melissa Frey- Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Steven Lipkin- Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine, Dr.Kristy Brown- Associate Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine. The informative event was Moderated by Dr. Kevin Holcomb- Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. community.

T.E.A.L.® Attends the Prospect Park Community Committee Summer Social

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On July 13th, 2023 representatives from T.E.A.L.® attended the Prospect Park Community Committee Summer Social hosted by BRIC at the Lena Horne Bandshell. It was a free outdoor music and dance festival, where many came and engaged with and supported the Prospect Park community, while enjoying live music and dance. This community event allowed representatives from T.E.A.L.® connect with the community and spread awareness as they educated the public by handing out awareness/walk cards, and by interacting with many different community groups and members.

P.S. 192 Helps Provide Interactive T.E.A.L.® Community Center Window Display

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The T.E.A.L.® Community Center Amazing Lady Window Project was created through collaboration with T.E.A.L.® volunteer Solange and students at P.S. 192 – The Magnet School for Math and Science Inquiry. Students created decorations for the windows, featuring a tree with heart-shaped flowers, that celebrate amazing ladies everywhere through interactive elements. The vibrant display captures the attention of passersby, who will be educated on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer as they view the display. In addition to educational materials, a section of the window displays a QR code to a form where people can enter the name of a woman who’s name they’d like featured in the window. When a name is entered, the name will be added to the display. Visit https://forms.gle/R1ufUu1aCTURmtSX9 to submit a name for the display.

T.E.A.L.® Attends SHARE’s Getting our Fair SHARE 2023 Conference to End Health Disparities

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On June 21st, 2023 T.E.A.L.®’s Community Programs Manager –Kyrsten attended SHARE’s Getting our Fair SHARE 2023 Conference to End Health Disparities. The two day conference took place at the New York Marriott Downtown in Manhattan. Healthcare professionals and advocates from all over came together to understand what health disparities exist within women’s oncology and discussed ways in which we can all work to decrease health disparities. Through this conference Kyrsten was able to connect with other healthcare professionals and inform them of the life saving work T.E.A.L.® does to raise awareness on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer as well as the support given to patients, survivors and caregivers.

T.E.A.L.® Attends the Lehman College Community Health Fair in the Bronx

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On June 16th representatives from T.E.A.L.® attended the first ever Lehman College Community Health Fair, sponsored by Council Member Eric Dinowitz’s office. The fair was held in the Lehman College cafeteria. Those in attendance included Councilman Eric Dinowitz from District 11, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz pictured above, as well as community members and college students. Those in attendance were educated on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, as well as on the importance of genetics and genetic testing.

T.E.A.L.® Attends Health Fair in Jamaica, Queens

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On June 11th, 2023 representatives from T.E.A.L.® attended Shelter Rock Seventh Day Adventist Church Health and Wellness Fair. The fair was held in the church’s parking lot in Jamaica, Queens. Those who attended were educated on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer as well as the genetic link between ovarian cancers and other cancers such as breast and colon cancer.

T.E.A.L. ® Spreads Awareness at Brooklyn 5th Avenue Pride Festival

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T.E.A.L.® had a great time attending Brooklyn’s 5th Avenue Pride Festival on June 10th, 2023 in Park Slope Brooklyn. Representatives attended the event to help those with ovaries to become aware of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The representatives from T.E.A.L.® had a great time handing out T.E.A.L.®’s LGBTQIA resources page as well as our awareness cards listing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to those who attended the festival.

T.E.A.L.® Attends Brooklyn Pride 5K Run

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On June 10th, 2023, T.E.A.L.® representatives attended the Brooklyn Pride 5K Run in Park Slope, Brooklyn. During the morning’s 5K run, materials promoting the 15th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ Celebration were distributed to runners to encourage their participation in September’s 5K run for ovarian cancer. Those who received promotional materials had the opportunity to learn more about the services Tell Every Amazing Lady® has to offer.

T.E.A.L.® Attends I.S. 59Q Community Health Fair

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On May 20th, 2023, T.E.A.L.® attended the I.S. 59Q Community Health, Educational, Employment, and Entrepreneurial Resources Fair. The event took place in the cafeteria at Springfield Gardens Intermediate School 59 in Springfield Gardens, NY. T.E.A.L.® shared ovarian cancer awareness and education materials with attendees, including students. T.E.A.L.® is incredibly thankful for this opportunity to share our resources with the Queens community.

 T.E.A.L.® Featured in Brooklyn Paper

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On May 10th, 2023 an article featuring T.E.A.L.® was posted. The article is entitled:  ‘Tell everyone who has ever been born with ovaries’: TEAL raises awareness, spreads support on World Ovarian Cancer Day. The article highlights the World Ovarian Cancer Day Event that was held at the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Brooklyn NY. The article also highlights the work T.E.A.L.® does to raise awareness for ovarian cancer as well as the support T.E.A.L.® offers to ovarian cancer patients, survivors, and their families. To read the full article please click here. 

P.S. 192 School Presentation in Borough Park, Brooklyn

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Long time volunteer for T.E.A.L.® and Parent Coordinator at PS/IS 192, Solange worked with  T.E.A.L.®’s CEO and Co-Founder to share educational materials in 3 languages to parents of students at PS/IS 192 in Borough Park, Brooklyn on May 9, 2023. They shared the importance of women’s health and genetics information to the faculty, staff, and students of PS/IS 192. By educating people on the importance of women’s health they’ll be able to look for warning signs of ovarian cancer and share information they learn with other women.

News 12 Covers T.E.A.L®’s World Ovarian Cancer Day Celebration

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World Ovarian Cancer Day was on May 8th, 2023. To celebrate, T.E.A.L.® hosted distinguished guests, including Dr. Kevin Holcomb, Steve Buscemi,  Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Kim Council, Deputy Commissioner of Family and Child Health Dr. Leslie Hayes, survivors, and community members at the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Park Slope Brooklyn, NY. Nancy Irizarry, one of T.E.A.L.® ‘s board members and ovarian cancer survivor shared her story and fight against the disease. Irizarry shared the importance of understanding the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, how early detection is the key in battling this disease, and the importance of genetics and genetic testing. T.E.A.L.® thanks News12 for covering this event and for providing awareness to all of its viewers on this important day!

Pix 11 Covered T.E.A.L.® Spreading Awareness for World Ovarian Cancer Day

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On May 8th, T.E.A.L.® celebrated World Ovarian Cancer Day. T.E.A.L.® ‘s CEO Pamela Esposito-Amery shared the importance of this day, surrounded by distinguished guests, including Dr. Kevin Holcomb, Steve Buscemi,  Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Kim Council, Deputy Commissioner of Family and Child Health Dr. Leslie Hayes, survivors, and community members. T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Park Slope Brooklyn, NY. Pamela shared her story about her sister, Louisa M. McGregor and how her diagnosis motivated them to start T.E.A.L.®. In addition, she shared the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, how crucial early detection of the disease is, and the importance of genetics and genetic testing. T.E.A.L.® thanks Pix11 news for covering this event and for providing awareness to all of its viewers on this important day!

T.E.A.L.® Celebrates World Ovarian Cancer Day

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May 8th, 2023 was World Ovarian Cancer Day. To celebrate, T.E.A.L.® invited community members, elected officials and other prestigious guests to the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Park Slope Brooklyn, NY. Those who attended the event had the opportunity to connect with one another and share their stories of how ovarian cancer has impacted their lives. It was a day full of awareness; everyone who attended left with the understanding that knowledge of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer is critical to early detection of the disease. It was an amazing event and we are so grateful to those who attended and helped to make it as special as it was!

T.E.A.L.® Spreads Awareness All Throughout Staten Island During Bike Blessing and Poker Fun Run

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On May 6th, 2023 the H.O.G. Chapter 3940 hosted a Bike Blessing & Poker Run Fundraiser at Harley Davidson of Staten Island.  Proceeds from the event benefit Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer, also known as T.EA.L.®.  Harley Davidson was the starting and ending point of the Poker Run.  Live music and a bike blessing kicked off the fun.  Participants rode to 4 other stops across Staten Island to pick up their poker cards. The stops included; O’Neill’s Bar and Grill, Z2 Diner, Beans & Leaves, and Rabs Bowling Alley. Each poker stop had a T.EA.L.® table with awareness materials manned by a T.EA.L.® staff member or volunteer.  Ending back at Harley Davidson, the rider with the best hand wins!  The event helped raise awareness across Staten Island with riders wearing T.EA.L.® T shirts, banners at every stop and reaching not only participants but local communities.

T.E.A.L.® Attends Brooklyn College Health and Wellness Festival

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On April 27th 2023 T.E.A.L.® took part in Brooklyn College’s Health and Wellness Festival. The Festival took place on the college’s West Quad in Brooklyn, NY. Representatives from T.E.A.L.® connected with students and faculty to discuss the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. It was great to be back on Brooklyn College’s campus!

T.E.A.L.® Representatives Attended RMA’s Egg Freezing & Preservation Event

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On April 26, 2023, T.E.A.L.® representatives attended RMA’s Egg Freezing & Preservation Event at their Brooklyn location. This event featured a panel discussion with reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, and care advocates, speaking about the preservation process, access to preservation technologies, and the future of reproductive medicine. RMA offers services to help support and guide people to their family-building goals.

T.E.A.L.® Spreads Awareness on NYU Campus

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On April 25th, 2023 representatives from T.E.A.L.® had an informative tabling session on New York Universities Campus in Manhattan in the school’s Palladium Building. T.E.A.L.® was able to spread awareness on the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer to students and faculty. T.E.A.L.® also used this opportunity to launch their community needs assessment with the goal of enhancing women’s health services and their accessibility. Students walked away from the event with lifesaving education as well information on the various ways to get involved with T.E.A.L.®.

T.E.A.L.® attends Thrive’s Bigger Than Beauty Launch

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Tell Every Amazing Lady® has been a long term partner with Thrive Causemetics. T.E.A.L.®, one of the first NYC Giving Partners with Thrive, was honored to have our CEO and Co-Founder, Pamela Esposito-Amery, attend the launch event of their new skincare line Bigger Than Beauty. One of Thrive’s missions is to uplift and empower people battling cancer through the power of cosmetics. Their support and donations to T.E.A.L.® in the past have allowed us to do just that! Featured here: Thrive founder Karissa Bodner and Tell Every Amazing Lady® Co-Founder Pamela Esposito-Amery

Tell Every Amazing Lady® joined Mount Sinai’s 6th Annual Public Health Virtual Career Fair

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Tell Every Amazing Lady® joined Mount Sinai’s 6th Annuals Public Health Virtual Career Fair on April 19th, 2023 to connect with students interested in learning about ovarian cancer and non-profits. Public Health students were able to connect with our staff one-on-one over video to learn about how to get involved with Tell Every Amazing Lady® and how they could be instrumental in helping promote our mission. An awareness presentation about our programs was part of the online program.

T.E.A.L.® Presents at Annual Oncology Networking Conference

On April 14th, 2023 Tell Every Amazing Lady® took part in the Annual Oncology Networking conference virtually; through zoom. This event was hosted by The Red Door Society; a great organization that T.E.A.L.® has had the pleasure of collaborating with in the past. T.E.A.L.®’s CEO and Co-Founder Pamela Esposito Amery had the opportunity to present T.E.A.L.®’s resources and programs to the group of representatives from various healthcare institutions. This was a great opportunity to learn about the various resources available to ovarian cancer patients and survivors.

T.E.A.L.® Attends CB14 Annual Youth Conference

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On April 3rd ,2023 representatives from T.E.A.L.® attended the CB 14 Annual Youth Conference at Brooklyn College; in Brooklyn, NY. During this event T.E.A.L.® had the opportunity to connect with Brooklyn youth and their families on the many ways to get involved with T.E.A.L.® through, internships, volunteering, the T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassador Program. T.E.A.L.® was also able to inform the community about the many free resources available to them such as our many workshops we hold throughout the year like our weekly Energy Healing and Meditation Workshop. This was a great opportunity to inform the community about T.E.A.L.®’s programs as well as educated on the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.® Spreads Ovarian Cancer Awareness at Crossfit Gym

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On April 1st, 2023 Thrive Crossfit in Staten Island NY hosted T.E.A.L.® for a day of workout and awareness. Members of the gym took part in the ‘Teal Warrior’ partner exercise. Representatives from T.E.A.L.® had the opportunity to speak to the members about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer. The representatives also had the opportunity to discuss the importance of genetic testing in reducing your risk. Lastly, the members got to learn about T.E.A.L.®’s free weekly Energy Healing and Meditation Workshop and how they can attend weekly on Wednesdays from 9am-9:30am EST.

T.E.A.L.® Attends Health Hub for a Second Time

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On March 23rd, 2023 representatives from T.E.A.L.® attended The National Black Leadership Coalition on Health: Health Hub for a second time. The representatives gave out awareness and educational materials to those who attended. The Health Hub takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from  at Saint Phillips Church in Harlem NY.

T.E.A.L.® Presents to Students at High School for Health Professions and Human Services

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On March 21st, 2023 T.E.A.L.® staff presented to high school students at The Highschool for Health Professions and Human Services in Manhattan, NY. During the presentations staff had the opportunity to educate the students on the signs, symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer as well as educating them on the importance of understanding their family history and genetics as it pertains to ovarian, breast, and colon cancer. The students also learned about the vast opportunities to get involved with T.E.A.L.® through volunteering, internships, and our T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassador Program.

Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® Cheers on Runners During United Airlines NYC 2023 Half Marathon

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Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® was thrilled to cheer on our charity runners as they ran the 13.1-mile 2023 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon on March 19th, 2023. Staff and supporters spotted the runners in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, where we spread ovarian cancer awareness with handheld signs and teal pom poms. This year’s team was one of our largest with 17 runners. Our amazing charity runners collectively raised over $100,000 in the fight against ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.®’s Community Program Manager Speaks on Women’s Health Panel

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On Saturday March 18th, 2023 T.E.A.L.®’s Community Program Manager– Kyrsten, sat on a panel of women’s health professionals at Saint Phillips Church in Harlem NY to discuss issues surrounding women’s health. The event which was titled “What About My Body and Mind” was organized by The National Black Leadership Coalition on Health. During the panel Kyrsten spoke about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer. Kyrsten also provided valuable education on genetics and the role genetic testing plays in early detection of ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.® Featured in NYU Wasserman Blog Post

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On March 16th, 2023 T.E.A.L.® was featured in NYU’s Wasserman Blog in a post entitled A look inside a women’s health nonprofit during Women’s History Month. The post discusses the work T.E.A.L.® does year round to improve health outcomes of women all over the United States. The blog post also describes what it is like working for a women’s health non profit as well as helpful tips for those who are considering a career in non profit work. You can read the whole blog post at https://nyuwassermanblog.com/2023/03/16/a-look-inside-a-womens-health-nonprofit-during-womens-history-month/

Healthy Women- National Action Plan Coalition Meeting

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Our CEO, Pamela is part of the Healthy Women- National Action Plan which  sheds light on the unique needs and challenges and opportunities women face as they age. Check out this press release announcing this initiative to find solutions to address unique challenges and needs facing midlife women’s health.

https://www.healthywomen.org/programs/national-action-plan

 

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Oriana!

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I heard of the race through social media and I knew that I wanted an organization that supported ovarian cancer in support of my grandmother Susan Weller, and when I saw T.E.A.L.® with the name and everything it stood for, it just simply struck a chord with me. I knew this was a foundation I wanted to be a part of for not just this race, but for its community. 

I have been wanting to run this race for a very long time and I have a lot of drive and determination to focus on training. My goal is to do the race to the best of my ability and spread awareness for ovarian cancer and T.E.A.L.® with everything I have to offer.

Simply, I love the feeling of running. When I first started running it was during the summer as a camp counselor during their Race for the Arts. I had heard of the race before but never participated so I chose to do so to promote and show my support to my camp along with my campers. The first time I did it I had no idea that I had the ability to do something like that and having the amount of love and support that I had felt just that much greater. Now with this race I know the feeling is going to be greater than ever. I feel accomplished with everything I have been preparing for and hope it all follows through as planned.

If I could send a message to one amazing lady, I would tell my grandmother how much I loved and cared for her and that I hope she sees what I’m doing to continue her legacy. I just know that if she knew I was doing this race she’d be doing it right alongside me and that’s what I’m going to be thinking about while doing it. Also, to every amazing lady, participating in this race or not, I want to do you all proud.

 

You can help Oriana reach her fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.® attends Pratt Spring Career Fair

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It was great to be back in person on campus at the Pratt Institute Spring Career Fair in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on March 3rd, 2023. Tell Every Amazing Lady®’s booth allowed us to connect and engage with students and faculty to highlight women’s health awareness as well as opportunities available at the foundation. 

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Maya!

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Three of my friends – Nika, James, and Henry – are also running the United Airlines NYC Half and they encouraged me to run with them and T.E.A.L.®. I am so happy to be running for such a wonderful organization!

Prior to training for the United Airlines NYC Half, I was never a long distance runner but always wanted to try. I was always active but haven’t had an athletic goal in a while. Running the half seemed like the perfect way to try long distance running, work towards an athletic goal and make a charitable impact.  My goal is to finish the race with my friends and feel that I did my best!

I train with my best friend. I love seeing the progress we have been making.  I couldn’t run more than 4 miles this time last year. Now we finish an 8-mile run and it feels amazing. Just being able to share such a cool experience and getting so much stronger with a friend has been amazing.

If I had the power to change one thing related to ovarian cancer, I would want to spread more awareness about the disease itself. I think that there is not enough education about the signs and symptoms of ovarian and other cancers that are incredibly important to know. I wish women all had access to comprehensive medical care so that cases could be detected sooner (and this extends beyond ovarian cancer as well).

I hope that these fundraising efforts help at least one person. If even one woman can be helped from the money we raised during this half – whether this means early detection, help with medical care or finding a cure – it will be worth every mile.

You can help Maya reach her fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Sydney!

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When exploring the charity partners of the United Airlines NYC Half, I was excited to see T.E.A.L.® listed and honored by the opportunity to run with the team. Ovarian cancer awareness and research is near and dear to my heart after losing a loved one to ovarian cancer a few years ago. Her motto both in her battle with cancer and in living her life was “choose joy,” so I run in celebration of this life I’ve been given.

It brings me great joy to have the physical ability to do hard things, like distance running, and even more joy to be able to do this in memory of someone I love.

Raising awareness about early detection, especially listening to your body, is so important. I’m grateful to play a small part in bringing some awareness about ovarian cancer by running and fundraising for T.E.A.L.®. 

 

You can help Sydney reach her fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Purposefully Pretty Volunteers Help out at T.E.A.L.® Community Center

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On February 25th, 2023 Volunteers from Purposefully Pretty Inc. offered their services at the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Brooklyn. PurposefullyPretty Inc. is a non-for-profit organization seeking to reach out to, teach and inspire young women of color between the ages of 11-19, to identify and pursue their purpose.The volunteers helped with prepping our survivor program inventory for our next generation of survivor kits. It was so great having the opportunity to work with these young women again as well as provide them with valuable education on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.® attends the 2023 Annual Midwinter Lions Convention

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On Saturday, February 18th, 2023 T.E.A.L.® attended the 2023 Annual Midwinter 20K1 Lions Convention at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Representatives from T.E.A.L.® saw some familiar faces at the event as well as had the opportunity to connect with many new members of the 20K1 Lions Clubs around NYC. Those who attended learned about our upcoming events and programs and left with education and awareness on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. 

T.E.A.L.® Attends National Black Leadership Coalition on Health’s Weekly Health Hub

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Every Tuesday and Thursday the National Black Leadership Coalition on Health hosts a Health Hub at Saint Philips Church in Harlem, NY. On February 16th, 2023 T.E.A.L.® attended the health hub to deliver education and awareness on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Representatives from T.E.A.L.® had the opportunity to speak with the locals in the neighborhood on the resources that T.E.A.L.® offers. We are looking forward to attending the Health Hub again in March! 

T.E.AL.® Presents to Kean University Graduate Genetic Counseling Students

Tell Every Amazing Lady hosted Kean University Genetic Counseling Graduate Students for a virtual presentation about ovarian cancer diagnosis and risk factors, as well as support and resources available through T.E.A.L.® on February 15th, 2023. The students also had the chance to learn about the many ways to get involved with T.E.A.L.®. Students who were interested in T.E.A.L.®’s mission will have the opportunity to intern with us this upcoming summer.

T.E.A.L.® attends CB14’s 11th Annual Nonprofit Round-table

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T.E.A.L.® had the privilege of attending CB14’s 11th Annual Nonprofit Roundtable at East Midwood Jewish Center in Brooklyn on February 9th, 2023. This event was a great opportunity for T.E.A.L.® to build connections with other local non profit organizations. T.E.A.L.®’s community program manager had the opportunity to speak on behalf of T.E.A.L.®’s programs and accomplishments. 

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Solange!

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I became involved with T.E.A.L.® six years ago after the passing of my mother due to ovarian cancer. At that moment I didn’t know that an ovarian cancer foundation was located in Brooklyn. I reached out immediately and embraced the message of hope and awareness which has become a message that I share with everyone. Attending meetings, volunteering and supporting T.E.A.L.® made me feel close to my mother’s memory.

This will be my second time running the United Airlines NYC Half for T.E.A.L.®.  It’s an honor to represent all those affected by this disease. Running for me can be a challenge at times, but I love running and for me it is a way of de-stressing and having fun!

I wish I had the POWER to end this disease and end the pain that this illness brings. I would like to tell all the AMAZING LADIES out there, that they are not alone in this battle, that we are here to support you, and to care for and love you every step of the way! 

This RUN is for my mother, I MISS YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY. I love you so much and I wish that I could embrace you one more time!


You can help Solange reach her fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Sofia!

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I became involved with T.E.A.L.® when I ran the half marathon last year with them.

My goal for the United Airlines NYC Half is to finish in two hours and fifteen minutes.

What I love about running is that it is my ‘me’ time; I can just put music on and let my mind wander and just process.

If I had the power to make a difference or change in one thing related to ovarian cancer, it would be to mandate awareness in high school health classes.

To every amazing lady: There is no way to compare peoples’ experiences with one another, however we can all make the conscious choice to support each other. Always send positive energy to everyone who needs a little sunshine in their day! #womensupportwomen

Come cheer us on March 19th!

 

You can help Sofia reach her fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Jason!

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I became involved with T.E.A.L.® in 2016 shortly after the passing of my mother-in-law from ovarian cancer.

My goal in the United Airlines NYC Half is to support my wife who will be running with me; to raise awareness; and to generate support and attention around ovarian cancer and the efforts of T.E.A.L.®.

While I have always been an athlete, I have never been a ‘runner’ and this will be my first half marathon. That said, I have supported my wife through two half marathons and a full marathon and look forward to sharing this challenge with her.

If I had the power to make a in one thing related to ovarian cancer, I would promote greater attention to and knowledge around the importance of early detection.

To my mother-in-law: you are forever in our thoughts. We miss you and love you and will continue to do all that we can to honor your memory through fundraising efforts and our support of T.E.A.L.®

 

You can help Jason reach his fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Jolanta!

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After gaining the strength back from being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2022, I wanted to give back and be a part of a community of individuals who have gone through a similar experience. I truly wanted to make a difference in some way! I researched charities and came across T.E.A.L.®. I was thrilled to see that they are one of the incredible fundraising partners for the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. Growing up in New York, I felt like this was meant to be and something I just had to be a part of to spread awareness.

My goal for the United Airlines NYC Half is not to be the fastest but to cross that finish line and be surrounded by the city’s energy and support from friends and family. This would be the greatest victory after an incredibly difficult year, to run with such a strong group.

Running is physically exhausting but mentally and emotionally recharging! It creates an opportunity to push myself and reflect on everything else going on.

If I had the power to make a difference regarding one thing related to ovarian cancer, it would be to let women know to listen to your body and don’t ignore symptoms! Your gut feeling is usually correct – if it feels off it probably is. Make that doctor’s appointment!

To every amazing lady: Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.

You can help Jolanta reach her fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Lamisa!

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I wanted to run for a charity that personally meant a lot to me. I had a family member who was affected with ovarian cancer and wished they had the resources we do now and were educated about the signs and symptoms for early detection. I came across T.E.A.L.® when looking for a fulfilling purpose to run the United Airlines NYC Half through New York Road Runners.

My goal is to finish the half marathon and raise $1,000 for T.E.A.L.®.

I love that running is so accessible. Almost anyone can do it and pick it up at some point in their lives. All they need is some good shoes and a road or trail. I was reading a book, Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, in which he states that humans are the only bipeds who are able to run for long periods of time. Although we may not be faster than other animals, we can run for the longest. That really inspired me to start running again because I wanted to see what my body was fully capable of endurance-wise. In a race like a marathon, I think it inspires so many people because while we are celebrating human bodies and fitness, we also come together to run for different personal causes which motivated us to run in the first place.

If I could change something related to ovarian cancer, It definitely would be to raise more awareness! According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancers with the highest mortality rates amongst women. There have been advancements in things like targeted therapy and chemotherapy to treat those affected. Early detection efforts increase when there is more awareness and early detection is key when treating ovarian cancer to reduce mortality rates. 

My message for every amazing lady would be to take care of yourselves. We may have busy lives and be told to ignore or brush aside some signs or symptoms but you know your body best. If there is something that arises that you think is a valid concern, please see a doctor or professional.

I just wanted to say that this is my first official half marathon and I am proud to be representing T.E.A.L.®!

 

You can help Lamisa reach her fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.

Meet 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Peter!

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I learned about T.E.A.L.® from friends.

My charity goal for the United Airlines NYC Half is to raise $3k. I’m tying fundraising as incentive to achieve personal goal – getting back in shape, running it in 1 hour 45 minutes. I gave donors the power to influence my goal pace – the more they donate, I run at a faster pace.

I love that running is a personal challenge.

If I had the power to make a difference in one thing related to ovarian cancer, it would be more widespread early detection best practices and technologies.

To every amazing lady fighting ovarian cancer: Continue being hopeful, we are making progress in this race against ovarian cancer every day. We are thinking about you in all we do.

My introduction to ovarian cancer came from a professional setting when I consulted for an oncology drug manufacturer in the OC space. Though a professional context, it was hard not to be touched personally by the stories and strength I heard from the OC fighters. And thus, it didn’t feel like any other work, it felt more critical. From seeing the progress from the treatment side, I became hopeful that OC fighters will continue to receive better care. There’s more to do, but know that there is an army of people working from all angles – prevention, screening, treatment – supporting you, making care better and better. So keep up hope, help is coming.

 

You can help Peter reach his fundraising goal for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half here. All donations go to Tell Every Amazing Lady® and help with the fight against ovarian cancer.