T.E.A.L.® had a table at Maimonides National Cancer Survivor Day on June 13th at Dyker Beach Golf Course. Representatives were able to meet and interact with courageous cancer survivors and spread awareness about ovarian cancer, as well as invite survivors to our free workshops! We even had a surprise visit from Mr. Met!
On June 9th, T.E.A.L.® had a booth at Brooklyn Pride Festival on 5th Avenue. We were able to show our support while spreading awareness about ovarian cancer to thousands of spectators. We also had games and prizes at our booth. It was a great event!
Lions Club District 20-K1 NY was able to donate $3,650 to T.E.A.L.® this past week. Thank you for your continued support throughout the years! The donation helps T.E.A.L.® follow their mission in spreading awareness about ovarian cancer!
T.E.A.L.® was invited by Charles B.Wang Community Health Center to present to clinic staff and volunteers about genetics and ovarian cancer. T.E.A.L.® board member and Genetics Counselor, Flora Poleshchuk (of Myriad Genetics Laboratories) spoke to attendees about T.E.A.L.®’s work in the community, her work with T.E.A.L.®, and provided information about counselling patients about genetic testing and risk factors. Charles B. Wang is a local federally qualified health center providing high quality and affordable health care to the underserved, with a focus on Asian Americans in particular. Thank you Charles B. Wang for partnering with T.E.A.L.® to provide more life saving information to the public.
On Sunday June 10th from 4-6pm, Painting with a Twist Charlotte will be having a special event- Painting With a Purpose! 50% of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit T.E.A.L.®. If you are local to the area, sign up here!
The 5th Annual Team Annie Fundraiser for the 10th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ in loving memory of Andrea "Annie" Roberts took place on May 18th, 2018 at Aura Nightclub. Guests were able to enjoy Horse Racing, Buffet, Drink Specials, Raffles, Prizes, Music, & and much more! Hosted by News 12 Long Island’s Antoinette Biordi, it was a great night of raising awareness and spreading the word about T.E.A.L.®’s work throughout New York City and Long Island. Team Annie was able to raise a total of $2,100!
Men of T.E.A.L.® member, volunteer and T.E.A.L.®’s Jane Fund founder, James Peveraro is on a mission to change the reality of death certificates for women who have passed away from ovarian cancer. In New York City, a woman who has passed from ovarian cancer is listed as dying due to “natural causes”. In Jim’s words: “‘When you die at 57, there’s nothing natural about that.’” To read the full story and see what Jim is doing to change the narrative, see the full story here