Calling all runners & walkers- Online registration for the 10th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/ Run™ is officially open! This year’s event will take place in Prospect Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Come celebrate 10 years of awareness, courage, and the strength of both Ovarian Cancer survivors and the families who have been touched by the disease while spreading knowledge and raising funds for research for a cure. With your help, we can continue to fight this disease for the next 10 years!
Please visit www.tealwalk.org/brooklyn to register today.
Chef & Owner of Talde, Massoni, and Rice & Gold Dale Talde will be one of our Celebrity Guest Judges for the Cake Art Competition at T.E.A.L.®’s 10 Years of Amazing Gala this April! We are so excited to have a great local talent involved in the event. To learn more about Chef Dale’s work, visit the Gala website here.
Chef, Baker, and winner of Season 3 of the Great American Baking Show Vallery Lomas has signed on to be a Judge for the Cake Art Competition at T.E.A.L.®’s 10 Years of Amazing Gala this April! We are so excited to have a great american baker involved in the event. To learn more about Chef Vallery’s work, visit the Gala website here.
On February 17th, 2018, Lion Pamela Esposito-Amery (CEO of T.E.A.L.®) and Lion Lawrence Esposito (T.E.A.L.® Advisory Board Member) and Lion John Cucarese (Board Secretary of T.E.A.L.®) with Committee T.E.A.L. Chair Lion Audrey Julien spread awareness and educational information about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer to over 200 individuals at the Lions Clubs International District 20-K1 Mid Winter Convention in Queens, NY.
T.E.A.L.® was honored to attend the Brooklyn Chamber Of Commerce's annual Winter Gala on February 17th, 2018. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the largest and fastest-growing Chamber of Commerce in New York. The Chamber promotes economic development across the borough and serves as an advocate for its member businesses. The event included an awards presentation honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the economic development of Brooklyn and to the growth of businesses in the borough. As a local & Brooklyn founded organization, it was an honor for T.E.A.L.® to be in attendance!
Jennifer Smith of Investors Bank, T.E.A.L.®’s Pamela Esposito-Amery, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
Jennifer Smith of Investors Bank & T.E.A.L.®’s Pamela Esposito-Amery
Chef and Owner Of Butterfunk Kitchen And Brooklyn Commune, Humanitarian, Top Chef Season 15 Finalist, and Jazz Aficionado,Chris Scott has signed on to be a Judge for the Cake Art Competition at T.E.A.L.®’s 10 Years of Amazing Gala this April! We are so excited to have a local Windsor Terrace talent involved in the event. To learn more about Chef Chris’ work, visit the Gala website here.
We would like to congratulate T.E.A.L.®’s Youth Ambassador, Kiara Carrion on her recent title of Miss Teen of New York 2018. She will be representing New York in November. The pageant is scholastically based and recognizes young ladies for their outstanding personal achievements, leadership abilities, and artistic, creative or athletic talents.
Thank you to Brooklyn Brewery for generously sponsoring T.E.A.L.®’s 10 Years of Amazing Gala! We are so excited to feature this local brewery at our event. VIP ticket holders get to spend even more time at our open bar cocktail hour so get your tickets soon - only 50 VIP tickets left! Visit www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/Gala for more information and learn more about Brooklyn Brewery here.
Caleigh, a Girl Scout in East Rockaway Long Island, has been spreading awareness on behalf of T.E.A.L. ® throughout her school. She describes the initiatives in her own words below:
“For my Girl Scout Gold Award I wanted to keep educating people. A topic that many need clarification on is the topic of cancer and how to prevent it and get help. Since I had at least 6 people close to me who died of cancer since 2009, this was a topic that was important and sensitive to me. Of those included were my father who passed away of colon cancer in 2016 and my girl scout leader who passed of ovarian cancer last year. This project is dedicated to them. So what better way than to educate the youth? I came up with the idea of presenting slideshows to different grades in my high school.
I attend East Rockaway Jr./Sr/ high school which holds grades 7-12 because of how small our town is. So far I've presented to four classes full of 9th, 10th and 12th graders. I intend on presenting a lot more. I contacted T.E.A.L. ® for donations because I knew how dedicated they were. I attended their walk this past September in Brooklyn and loved it. I attended in honor of my girl scout leader Toni Wilson who died recently of Ovarian cancer. We walked on a team named ‘Toni's Angels.’
As another way to spread information about the importance of cancer screening I made pamphlets. I'm going to leave some at my local library and some at primary care doctors offices. The pamphlets explain why you should get screened for cancer, and what cancers offer early screening such as mammograms, blood tests and colonoscopies. For even more information I will be creating an instagram and blog possibly on tumblr. The instagram page will include reminders on health related issues and cancer fighting foods. My blog will be a safe haven for kids who deal with cancer in their family. I know when my father was ill with stage 4 colon cancer, I had no one who understood or really related to my situation besides my family. I want others to know that they are not alone and always have an ear to listen. This blog can also be an outlet for people suffering through chemotherapy.
I hope this project helps younger generations take charge of their health and listen to the success stories out there.”
Thank you Caleigh for being such an amazing advocate for ovarian cancer in your community and among your peers. Looking to get involved with T.E.A.L. ® but not sure where to start? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
T.E.A.L.® is so excited to be a part of the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on March 18th, 2018! In anticipation of the race, the T.E.A.L.® United ½ runners met up at the T.E.A.L.® Community Center on January 28th, where they were able to get to know each other and bond as a team, as well as speaking with T.E.A.L.® staff about fundraising and why they chose T.E.A.L.® specifically. Stay tuned for featured stories about each runner leading up to race day!