Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run
The T.E.A.L.® Walk and 5K Run in Brooklyn, NY is an annual event started by two sisters, that celebrates the courage of Ovarian Cancer survivors and the strength of the families who’ve been touched by the disease, while spreading awareness to the public and raising money for research. The name of the Walk/5K Run Event is T.E.A.L.® which stands for both Teal, the color that symbolizes Ovarian Cancer, and for the not for profit organization that established this event, Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
The Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run is NYC’s largest Ovarian
Cancer specific Walk/Run. T.E.A.L.®’s premiere event, the T.E.A.L®. Walk/Run, from
which the foundation owes its inception, began in 2009.
This annual event takes place every September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York and other locations across the USA! There is no accurate screening test for Ovarian Cancer. About 15,500 women die from Ovarian Cancer every year in the USA. This is a result of an absence of Ovarian Cancer research funding and sufficient education about the disease. T.E.A.L.® was created to directly address this important women’s health issue. Women across the country lack the awareness, treatment options, and ability to diagnose which are essential in overcoming Ovarian Cancer.
Participants of our Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run include survivors, caregivers, families, friends and the general public who come together to raise awareness of and promote a cure for Ovarian Cancer. We celebrate those who’ve battled the disease during our survivor stage ceremony. Throughout the day, there is entertainment along with educational booths and fun activities for the whole family. Thousands of people participate in this amazing event. The 2.5 mile Walk is non competitive, but the 5K Run is timed so that winners can be announced. Both the Walk and Run take place on the same day in Brooklyn.
NEXT Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run (09/9/2017): The 9th Annual T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run will be in Prospect Park, Brooklyn in September of 2017. Registration begins soon. Check here for the most up to date event information.
T.E.A.L.® ‘s 1st Satellite Walk was in Highland Mills in 2013.
Satellite T.E.A.L.® Walk/Runs are now in:
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Directions to the Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run
Bandshell at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. (The Bandshell entrance is located at Prospect Park West and 9th Street.)
Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY
F and G train to 7th Avenue
B68, B69 to Prospect Park
Driving Directions: go to www.prospectpark.org/visit/plan/directions