September Awareness Campaign

During September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, T.E.A.L.® partners with local businesses and organizations to turn New York City and beyond the color teal to spread awareness about ovarian cancer. The goals of this campaign are to spread awareness of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer, to educate communities about the importance of early detection, to provide support to ovarian cancer survivors, and to generate funds for further research to find a cure and a screening test for this disease. There are various ways communities and businesses can get involved.

  • Lightings
    • A special way to get involved in our September Awareness Program is lighting a building, business, or home the color teal. We have had the privilege to light Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York City Hall, the Parachute Jump at Luna Park in Coney Island, and various buildings and monuments in Greenwich, CT, the color teal through National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.


  • Ribbon Campaign
    • Each year, we turn neighborhoods teal by partnering with local organizations, businesses, and schools. T.E.A.L.® ties a teal ribbon outside each business or home along with a window poster that explains what the ribbon symbolizes. The ribbons remain on trees for the whole month of September. T.E.A.L.® partners with Turn The Towns Teal®, which provides ribbons for this initiative.
      • Some of our partners for this ribbon campaign include: Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District, Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District, the North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District, and many more!



  • Awareness Events: Locally and Nationally
    • Since 2015, T.E.A.L.® has been invited to open/close both the New York City Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. These events led us to spread awareness to an estimated 2,000,000 people!
    • T.E.A.L.® participates in health fairs, events, and lectures throughout New York City all year round to promote ovarian cancer awareness and education, especially during September for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.



  • T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run Program
    • T.E.A.L.®’s premiere event, the Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.®Walk/Run, from which the foundation owes its inception, began in 2009. Since then, T.E.A.L.® has successfully launched satellite T.E.A.L.® Walks and 5K Runs, as part of a planned initiative to spread T.E.A.L.®’s mission through the T.E.A.L.® Walk nationally, to touch more people than ever before. T.E.A.L.® Walks and 5K Runs have been held throughout the country in cities including: Brooklyn, NY; Savannah, GA; Litchfield, CT; Boardman, OH; Whitesboro, NY; Highland Mill, NY; Fairfield, PA; and McCalla, AL.

Do You Know a Business That Would Like to Participate?

Here Are Some More Ways They Can Get Involved:

  • Placing T.E.A.L.® brochures, flyers, and educational awareness cards inside their business
  • Placing a T.E.A.L.® donation box by the register or on the counter space in their business
  • Collaborating with T.E.A.L.® to design a special sales promotion
  • Helping us spread awareness about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer through literature, lectures, or speaking engagements

Contact us at or call (917) 310-4835 for more information or how to get involved.