All of our events and programs aim to provide ovarian cancer awareness and education to the community
T.E.A.L.® prints over 30,000 pieces of educational material, such as awareness cards with signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, that have also been translated into 6 languages. These materials are distributed throughout various communities in the U.S. (businesses, schools, doctors’ offices, community centers, & more)
T.E.A.L.® participates in over 50 health fairs, symposiums, and lectures at schools, universities, community centers and hospitals throughout the year to provide information about ovarian cancer and educate communities about this important women’s health issue
PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, we organize a vigorous and dynamic awareness program around New York City and beyond.
Each September, T.E.A.L.® partners with local business and organization to turn New York City buildings and monuments teal, including Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York City Hall, & The Coney Island Parachute Jump at Luna Park to spread awareness about Ovarian Cancer
T.E.A.L.® Ad Campaign
Since 2013, T.E.A.L.® has taken over NYC with posters and banners throughout September for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. These ads were on subway platforms, kiosks, buses all over New York City.
Brooklyn Businesses tie a teal ribbon around a tree outside each business paired with a poster describing what the ribbon symbolizes. T.E.A.L.® partners with Turn the Towns Teal® to provide ribbons for this ovarian cancer awareness initiative in September.
T.E.A.L.® WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS, & ADDITIONAL EVENTS
Free T.E.A.L.® educational workshops hosted at T.E.A.L.®’s Community Center moderated by volunteers and open to anyone that has been touched by ovarian cancer, such as survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, and any interested members of the local community.
T.E.A.L.® hosts a variety of free, globally accessible educational webinars on a variety of topics related to ovarian cancer, including but not limited to genetic risks and surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer. These webinars are moderated by medical professionals and are open to anyone who’s been touched by ovarian cancer.
Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field
Since 2012, T.E.A.L.® has helped establish this annual event at Citi Field during a NY Mets game. T.E.A.L.® turns the stadium teal, drawing attention to the color and the cause to all in attendance.
T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run Program
T.E.A.L.®’s largest and most successful awareness event is the Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run. Thousands of people from NYC and across the USA gather in Prospect Park annually to walk or run for ovarian cancer and honor survivors. At the Walk, information about ovarian cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms are distributed. T.E.A.L.® has successfully launched other satellite T.E.A.L.® Walks as part of a planned initiative to spread nationally and reach more people than ever in the coming years.
T.E.A.L.® PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS
As part of T.E.A.L.®’s Awareness and Education Program,
– T.E.A.L.® mentors youth ambassadors to engage and educate diverse audiences about this important women’s health issue.
– T.E.A.L.® helps fund partnership programs at schools and hospitals, in New York and the Metropolitan area to educate students, survivors, and those at risk.
– T.E.A.L.® also volunteers with different organizations to promote ovarian cancer awareness.
T.E.A.L.®’s Youth Ambassador Program
This Ambassador Program provides unique hands-on, learning experience to youth who wish to directly impact their community.
The Tell Every Amazing Lady® Youth Ambassador(s) acts as a representative of T.E.A.L.® and helps expand our awareness endeavors to educate, engage, and empower women & girls in their community to Tell Every Amazing Lady® about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for ovarian cancer through awareness events, partnerships, campaigns, wellness activities, volunteerism, and additional dynamic opportunities.
Survivor Course Program
T.E.A.L.® has sponsored and participated in Survivor Courses hosted by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. This program directly impacts the lives of survivors. These events are created to provide valuable resources and information to ovarian cancer survivors about medical and health options available to them (including clinical trials) and offers them the opportunity to ask questions directly to medical professionals.
Survivors Teaching Students® Program
T.E.A.L.® volunteered in OCNA’s STS program where survivors engage with medical students to educate this next generation of medical professionals about ovarian cancer in order to diagnose and treat the disease at its earliest stags to save women’s lives at no charge in more than 90 U.S. Medical schools.
T.E.A.L.® PSA and DIGITAL MEDIA
T.E.A.L.® has promoted and shared many PSA videos on its various social media channels to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. These videos have featured T.E.A.L.®’s very own survivors, NYC Council Member Rafael Espinal, Stacey Sager of Channel 7’s ABC Eyewitness News, Actor Steve Buscemi, Mallory Hagan Miss America 2013, Race Taylor from 95.5 WPLJ, and many more.
T.E.A.L.® also utilizes its website and various social media channels to share signs, symptoms, and important facts about ovarian cancer. T.E.A.L.® participates in online awareness campaigns on these channels and send many e-mail blasts, reaching over 250,000 people. The website highlights survivor stories as well as stories about T.E.A.L.®’s newest awareness events throughout the country.
PRESS & MEDIA
T.E.A.L.® connects with local and national media to get the message out across as many channels as possible. This includes various radio stations, news channels, and local newspapers to share the message: There is no screening test for ovarian cancer and women need to be educated and vigilant about the signs and symptoms.