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Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation's mission is to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer, while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure for Ovarian Cancer.
After the late Louisa M. McGregor’s Ovarian Cancer diagnosis in 2007, she and her sister Pamela Esposito-Amery started Tell Every Amazing Lady, or T.E.A.L. They began to understand that as a result of the absence of Ovarian Cancer research funding, women across the country lacked the awareness, treatment options, and ability to diagnose: all factors incredibly vital to these women in order to overcome the disease. Without this research funding, the search for a cure for Ovarian Cancer seemed hopelessly far. Tell Every Amazing Lady is an organization with the goal to speed the progress of both research and understanding, and bring the cure for Ovarian Cancer closer to our present. Louisa lost her four-year battle with the disease in 2011. You can read more about Louisa’s story here.
T.E.A.L. is a grassroots organization run out of a home office with the help of volunteers. Since T.E.A.L.’s inception, many major institutions and corporations have begun to take notice of T.E.A.L.’s importance to the community.
- In 2012, Citi Field and the NY Mets partnered with Tell Every Amazing Lady for the first ever Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field.
- T.E.A.L. partnered with Brooklyn Borough Hall for a historic event of lighting Borough Hall teal during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in 2013.
- In 2013 T.E.A.L. adopted a tree in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in honor of all of those who’ve been touched by Ovarian Cancer.
- In 2012 Tell Every Amazing Lady established its own research grant at the University of Washington.
- T.E.A.L’s scientific advisory board includes doctors from New York Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospitals.
- Non-profit rating website Guidestar gave T.E.A.L. an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
- T.E.A.L. was Top Rated by Great Nonprofits in 2012 and 2013.
- Major corporations have supported the T.E.A.L. Walk/Run, NYC’s largest Ovarian Cancer specific Walk.
- Since September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the T.E.A.L. Walk/Run is an annual event that takes place every September in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York.
- In September 2013 T.E.A.L. had it’s first satellite T.E.A.L. Walk in Woodbury, NY.
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