Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer.
Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s mission is:
To offer women’s health and wellness services, including public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer, provide support to those impacted by the disease and raise funds for research in order to find a screening test and a cure.
Who Is T.E.A.L.®?
T.E.A.L.® stands for both Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation and for Teal, the color that symbolizes ovarian cancer. Founded in 2009 by two sisters from Brooklyn, NY to draw attention to ovarian cancer, T.E.A.L.® has grown to become a national movement. Our goal is to decrease mortality rates by helping women identify signs and symptoms and urging them to seek medical help at the earliest possible stages. We believe that by equipping women with knowledge about the disease and its signs, and encouraging them to listen to their bodies, we can save lives.
T.E.A.L.® programs focus on providing support to patients and survivors, raising public awareness, and sharing resources with key partners in the struggle to end ovarian cancer. T.E.A.L.® funds cutting-edge research and public education campaigns designed to improve the lives of ovarian cancer patients and those at risk of contracting the disease. We are constantly in the community participating in health fairs, symposiums, and lectures at schools, universities, community centers, hospitals, and community meetings throughout the year to provide information about ovarian cancer and to address this important women’s health issue. Our programs function on the principle that awareness and education of ovarian cancer is empowering, and understanding this deadly disease is the first step toward fighting it.
About Tell Every Amazing Lady®
T.E.A.L.® is a grassroots 501C3 not for profit organization founded by two sisters from Brooklyn, NY with a passion to draw attention to ovarian cancer, which is the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers.
After the late Louisa M. McGregor’s ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2007, Louisa and her sister Pamela Esposito-Amery started T.E.A.L.®. They began to realize 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. Although Louisa lost her four-year battle with this disease in 2011 (read Louisa’s story), her passion and drive continue to inspire T.E.A.L.®’s growth as an organization that strives to Tell Every Amazing Lady® about Ovarian Cancer.
T.E.A.L.®’s première event
The Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run, has become New York City’s largest Ovarian Cancer Walk/Run. T.E.A.L.® has raised over three million dollars benefiting ovarian cancer research and awareness programs through the T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run Program in Brooklyn and various locations in the USA and other events throughout the year. T.E.A.L.® operated out of a home office for 7 years with the help of dedicated volunteers and interns that support our small staff. In August 2015, T.E.A.L.® acquired a new office space which serves as part office space and part community center to host brand new workshops, events, and programs for Survivors, their families, and the local community! Since T.E.A.L.®’s inception, many major institutions and corporations have begun to take notice of T.E.A.L.®’s importance.