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.
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
T.E.A.L® was invited to table at Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY on May 10th, 2018 as part of their series to provide free Mammogram Screenings to the community, and to raise awareness about breast cancer, other types of cancer, and nutrition. Associate Elizabeth Cauchois spoke to patients and hospital staff about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer. It was a great day of engaging Manhattan residents, and connecting with organizations and programs that help citizens throughout New York City. Thank you Bellevue Hospital for including us and allowing us to share valuable information about ovarian cancer!
On May 9, 2018, T.E.A.L® Scientific Advisory Board Member Dr. Matthew Lederman led a discussion for healthcare practitioners, local organizations, and the public on how BRCA carriers and patients with Lynch Syndrome and other hereditary cancers can plan and build the families of their dreams. The talk also covered how IVF with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is utilized to prevent the transmission of cancer predisposition syndromes to offspring. T.E.A.L.® was able to say a few words about its work throughout NYC, and was able to speak to other organizations in NYC and farther afield about their work with cancer patients and genetics. Thank you RMA of NY for including T.E.A.L.® in such a great event!
On May 8th, 2018-World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day, T.E.A.L.® attended the Health & Wellness Fair at Brooklyn College. T.E.A.L.® had a table on the east quad, where students, faculty, and other Brooklyn College staff could stop by and learn more about T.E.A.L.®'s work and the information and resources available at our community center. The fair featured information on healthy eating, disease prevention, health insurance options, and ways to stay active and fit.
On May 3rd, 2018 T.E.A.L.® attended the Pathways to Graduation Health Fair in Manhattan. During the health fair, T.E.A.L.® had an awareness table and used the opportunity to spread information tostudents and members of the local community about ovarian cancer signs, symptoms, and risk factors in addition to T.E.A.L.®'s upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
This year is T.E.A.L.®’s 10 Year Anniversary and we need your help in continuing the fight against ovarian cancer. This video was launched at our Gala at the Brooklyn Museum but we want you to help us share it all year long.
Keep sharing, walking, running, telling, and donating, to support us. Today is the 1st day of our next 10 years and You can Help us start our next chapter.Let’s find the test.
T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassador Kiara Carrion, and Associate Elizabeth Cauchois attended a health fair at Bronx House on April 29, 2018. T.E.A.L.® provided vital information to the Bronx community about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer, as well as the different ways to get involved with T.E.A.L.® this spring & summer.