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Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Foundation Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation

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Causes: Cancer, Health, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: Tell Every Amazing Lady®'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.

Results: Tell Every Amazing Lady® rang the NASDAQ opening bell with our T.E.A.L.® board, survivors, staff and loyal supporters for September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. T.E.A.L.® rang the opening and closing bells for the New York Stock Exchange multiple times throughout the years. In 2013, T.E.A.L.®'s CEO appeared on The Doctor Oz Show in an ovarian cancer segment. Since September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run in Brooklyn, NY is an annual event that takes place every September in Prospect Park. Since 2013, T.E.A.L.® has begun to expand to have satellite T.E.A.L.® Walks in different cities of the USA. After 7 years of working out of a home office with no major funding T.E.A.L.® raised millions of dollars to help benefit ovarian cancer research and awareness since 2009. In 2015, we opened T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Brooklyn, NY which is the only of it's kind for ovarian cancer. In 2012, Citi Field and the NY Mets partnered with Tell Every Amazing Lady® to establish the first ever Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field. This is now an annual event. T.E.A.L.® partners with monuments and buildings in different cities such as Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Parachute Jump and City Hall plus Greenwich Connecticut's Town Hall during September for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 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. T.E.A.L.® funds ovarian cancer research grants at many of the country's most prestigious hospitals and institutions in the country, including the University of Washington, where a two and a half year study is being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a triple screen for ovarian cancer. Other recipients include the Kelly Gynecological Oncology Service at Johns Hopkins University. T.E.A.L.®’s scientific advisory board includes doctors from Top Hospitals along the east coast. Non-profit rating website Guidestar gave T.E.A.L.® an Platinum rating of 5 out of 5 stars. T.E.A.L.® was Top Rated by Great Nonprofits since 2012.

Programs: Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer® (T. E. A. L.® ) organized to hold and sponsor events to raise awareness of the early symptoms of ovarian cancer and promote early detection. T.E.A.L.® did this by utilizing a walk to spread the word of early detection. At the walk, all participants received information about the early symptoms and early detection. Teal'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.

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Community Stories

98 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

santinar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Tina and I am currently an intern at T.E.A.L. This organization continues to inspire me every day with its ability to reach out to survivors and make every one of them feel beautiful and appreciated. Though this is a small organization, it makes an incredibly large impact! I truly am blessed to be able to work so closely with T.E.A.L.!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a college student currently completing an internship with T.E.A.L., and I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful it has been to work here! I'm proud to be involved with an organization and group of people that are so mission-driven, ambitious, creative, and thoroughly supportive. I have already learned so much about what a nonprofit requires, not only to be successful and grow, but also to maintain integrity and community. As a student, I can also say that T.E.A.L. has been an especially unique environment for me because of how genuinely involved and trusted I've been with the work. Everyone's ideas and individual abilities are valued here. T.E.A.L. is a truly great and meaningful organization for everyone who's been touched by it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Interning at T.E.A.L. for the summer has been an incredible experience. This whole organization is so inspiring for everyone involved. Everyone involved with T.E.AL., especially the CEO Pamela Esposito-Amery, really truly care to help others and to provide the knowledge they need about ovarian cancer. The amount of work put into this organization as a whole is incredible. Running the social media for the summer really gave me a look at how many people are affected by and involved with T.E.A.L. and it is truly amazing.

Alexandria R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with T.E.A.L. for only a few months now i can truly see how passionate and giving this organization is to its supporters. The Amazing Lady Community truly is one of the warmest and helping-hand ready i've experienced. Having a medical career background I can tell the difference between those who care about their patrons and those who simply want their name out there. This organization and most specifically its co-founder Pamela Esposito-Amery truly have a warm heart. This foundation deserves to be supported in all avenues possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a survivor since 2008 and until Teal was organized there was no place for Ovarian cancer patients to go. Teal provides support, knowledge and promotes awareness. Through the year long activities such as walk/run and baseball games money is raised to aid reasearch in hopefully finding a cure for this dreadful disease. TEAL=HOPE

1 Janine3

Donor

Rating: 5

Tell Every Amazing Lady is an amazing organization which raises money for research and to help find a cure. I was lucky to know Louisa, one of the founders of TEAL. I watched her and her sister Pamela build TEAL from the ground up and raise millions over the past years with just the help of volunteers. I wholeheartedly am commited to TEAL as an organization. This year alone my mother, aunt and grandmother were all diagnosed with cancer. Organizations that are grass roots and have no large overhead costs are the ones we should be donating to. I full recommend teal and hope we can find a cure !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at TEAL has given me a better understand of how important early detection is. Since currently, there are no tests to screen for ovarian cancer, it is crucial to recognize the symptoms. The staffs are all extremely dedicated in educating the public about this deadly cancer and have reach across to many states. Being able to work so close with the organization has allowed me to see how friendly and comforting they are to survivors and survivors’ friends and family members. Being able to volunteer at TEAL has taught me much more than I thought I would be learning from them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of working closely with T.E.A.L. and was so impressed by this organization's dedication to working as an efficient, effective nonprofit. T.E.A.L's enthusiasm for spreading awareness and commitment to raising funds for Ovarian cancer research has helped so many women already, and I am so proud to contribute to their future impact through volunteering and participating in many T.E.A.L. Walks to come!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to partner closely with T.E.A.L. over the past few months. I am continually impressed by the organization's drive to spread awareness and education about ovarian cancer throughout NYC and the country. I am looking forward to participating in the upcoming 5K/Walk in September and many years to come!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a new volunteer for T.E.A.L. Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer and I am more than impressed with this foundation. Having volunteered at MANY organizations and events, I am positive that T.E.A.L. ranks as the highest organized and kindest organization ever. The results T.E.A.L. produces are mind blowing seeing how it was founded from a home. I've never seen such a hard working Co Founder, Pamela, who is so unbelievably passionate about her work which rubs off on the volunteers and interns. Moreover, they are beyond appreciative for any help the volunteers provide and they are completely open to new ideas, innovation, and creativity. Instead of just assigning tasks to volunteers, they ask the volunteers what their interests are and they find something that matches. You're doing what you love in a fun, passionate environment. Definitely recommend anyone to give this a shot and volunteer.

Kristina M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The number one thing I love most about T.E.A.L Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer is how down to earth the organization is. As an intern I work directly with the CEO and Co Founder Pamela who is so sweet and really just wants to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer. I cannot vouch for other organizations but I can vouch for this one that what you see is what you get. On every card, brochure, etc., there is a list of signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to me that is so refreshing to see that an organization really and truly cares for people. Get involved with T.E.A.L or even just spread the word! Anything helps- just having one more person recognize signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer could help save a life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with T.E.A.L.: Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer since January. I go to St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn and work as the Campus Activities Board Special Programs Coordinator. This past September, St. Joseph's wasn't able to attend T.E.A.L.'s annual walk, but instead we fundraised and had CEO Pamela come to our school for an event specially dedicated to Ovarian Cancer. For weeks beforehand I read T.E.A.L.'s website over and over, as I felt I had such a tie to this organization, even before knowing Pamela and all she has done. After the event I became an intern for T.E.A.L. and I am so glad I did. Not many people don't know about this type of cancer or this organization and it is so important to spread the word! Now I help with events and having T.E.A.L.'s voice heard and it is AMAZING! Pamela is dedicated, smart, passionate and an overall great person. If you are looking to support a cause, support this one! Read about T.E.A.L. on our website and encourage others to do the same. Every time I am doing research for a good news story to share on T.E.A.L.'s page, I learn something new and it shocks me, not only because I didn't know about it, but also because it could happen to anyone! I have a large family and my four sister, mother, grandmothers, aunts, and cousins all mean the world to me. Pamela dedicated her life to this organization for her sister and all the women in the world that can be affected. I do this not only to help T.E.A.L. and all of the amazing ladies out there, but for Pamela, Louisa and all the important women in my life. Awareness is key, and that is what our mission is. T.E.A.L. is amazing for a million reasons and you should see why!! Become involved, or even just spread the word. Everyone that is involved with this organization is passionate, dedicated, smart and hardworking. Pamela, and the rest of the T.E.A.L. team works hard every day throughout the year to make this foundation work, and together we can change lives! T.E.A.L. is amazing in every aspect and I am so glad I am a part of such a great organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been involved with T.E.A.L. for over five years, and we are both deeply grateful and proud to be part of such an amazing organization. The love, commitment, dedication and energy infused by Louisa McGregor and her sister Pamela Esposito-Amery into T.E.A.L. permeate the walk, the volunteers and event staff, and everyone who come to walk. Everyone who attends comments on the upbeat and attentive volunteer staff.

It is more than just a walk. It is a powerful and moving event, that deeply touches everyone present - a very public place that allows for surprising intimacy and sharing - of tears, joy, courage and hope. Although Louisa is gone, Pamela, and her seemingly boundless energy, keeps T.E.A.L. vibrant, strong and constantly reaching out to grow. T.E.A.L, although a grassroots movement, has a powerful message that has reached many thousands. It is one of the big reasons that ovarian cancer awareness is spreading all over New York.

T.E.A.L. has grown more successful each year and more varied types of events are being held. Yet it has never lost its deeply personal roots and its humanity, which remain intact and accessible. T.E.A.L. truly is special!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had volunteered at T.E.A.L for seven months. I love T.E.A.L! It became a part of me. Working for T.E.A.L is pleasure. This small organization does more than a bid organization do. Keep going team!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Pamela and Louisa through OCRF when my friend Lacey Gallagher died of ovarian cancer and left enough money to start a foundation to support research. Her wish was that we fund an "outdoor, joyful event" to raise money and awareness, and we opted to join forces with T.E.A.L. to make a walk happen in Brooklyn. In these five years I think T.E.A.L. has exceeded expectations and proven that a small dream and grassroots team can have a major impact. Each year the walk has grown and raised more money, and spread the word even farther than before, but it never loses that joyful homegrown feeling that made it happen in the first place. Pamela is a visionary leader and she has made this happen beyond anyone's biggest dream. Brava!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love that T.E.A.L. manages to get things done in an efficient and professional manner, while still maintaining a unique personal, and human quality to their work that many non-profits lose as their reach grows. The T.E.A.L. Walk/Run touches thousands of lives, yet when you are at one of the events, it seems like everyone is a close and personal friend. The meaning and satisfaction the organization gives to suffers, survivors, and supporters affected by this disease is evident in the sheer force and dedication of its volunteer base. While working with T.E.A.L. I have met many volunteers who are incredibly devoted to the organization and are willing to donate their free time and skills to help build it. Because so many people believe in the the organization, it can function with very low overhead which means the money raised goes directly to where it is needed most, spreading the word about Ovarian Cancer and providing funding for screening test research.

Qurat K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with T.E.A.L.: Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer since late May. The organization and Executive Director, Pamela, have done a great job of creating, organizing, and executing community events to spread Ovarian Cancer awareness. I worked with T.E.A.L. to help them reach more people and helped with events, such as the 2013 Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course at NYU Langone Medical Center. The current project that I am helping with is the 5th Annual Walk/5K Run for Ovarian Cancer in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on September 7th! Everyone involved is constantly working to improve the experience for Ovarian Cancer survivors, those with the disease, and those affected by the disease!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working here for my internship for about over a month. It is hard to get a small non-profit running and it needs a lot of work and effort. Ovarian cancer is very hard to diagnose and all women should know more about it. This is an extremely worthy cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer when one of my daughters found this organization. As a family, we participated in the last 2 T.E.A.L. Walks. I can't say enough good things about T.E.A.L. Everyone involved with this organization has been wonderful. The walks have always been so emotional for me. I especially love when the survivors gather for a group photo. I'm happy to say I am cancer free today. The awareness to ovarian cancer that T.E.A.L. raises is so important for every amazing lady!

2 Megan46

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had actually participated in the T.E.A.L. Walk in 2011 not knowing the story or mission of T.E.A.L. I first heard about the amazing story of T.E.A.L. and its mission; to promote the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer and to help find a cure for this deadly disease, while attending an after school seminar at Brooklyn College. I only ended up attending to keep a friend company, but little did I know how impressed I would be with this organization. Pamela the Co-Founder and Executive Director at T.E.A.L. was the one who spoke about her and her sister Louisa's journey and about how still after her sister's death in 2011, she has dedicated her whole life to getting people to "Tell Every Amazing Lady" about this disease. Awareness and Research is T.E.A.L.'s primary focus. Pamela inspired me with her words and knowledge on the subject. My mother is a Breast Cancer survivor and I have always had such a hard time talking about it, watching Pamela speak about her sister and other survivors made me realize that the only way we can help fight any cancer is my helping out, and speaking out. At the end of the seminar she asked that if anyone would like to intern to please contact her. I saw this as a sign to help out and a few weeks later I had worked out an internship with Pamela.

I have been extremely proud to be a team member of this growing organization. I have no doubt in my mind that with the determination and leadership of Pamela and the heart put into it by all the volunteers, survivors, and board members that this will be a leading national Ovarian Cancer organization in 10 years. T.E.A.L. since its start in 2009 has raised over a quater of a million dollars in research. They have helped promote awareness all over NYC, they have the largest Ovarian Cancer Walk in NYC, partnered with the NY Mets for the first Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field ,they have helped survivors feel like that had a support system, and as they continue to grow T.E.A.L. keeps that family/ grassroots feel in everything they do. This is just not another corporate company it is a family. It has been my privilege to work with Pamela, and all the volunteers at T.E.A.L. to help "Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer.

Julie113

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pamela and I have been friends for over twenty years and I can honestly say that her commitment, strength and drive are a true inspiration to me and everyone she meets. I volunteer for various organization and T.E.A.L. is by the one with the most integrity. I am proud to be a volunteer there and be able to watch first hand as T.E.A.L. changes the face of ovarian cancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Pamela and T.E.A.L. for the past four months, and I feel incredibly proud to be a part of the strides they are making for the cause. As a college student still, I admire Pamela's success immensely, and find T.E.A.L. to be a remarkable and inspiring family that I feel lucky to be a part of.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with T.E.A.L. for just over a month now and I can confidently say that this organization is well run and really makes a difference in spreading awareness about Ovarian Cancer. Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer not only raises funds for research but they also make it a key goal to educate women about the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Educating women is key since there is no accurate screening test for this disease. A saying that is thrown around this organization a lot is "knowledge is power" and T.E.A.L. makes it their goal to Tell Every Amazing Lady they can about Ovarian Cancer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with Pamela for six months in preparation for the 4th Annual T.E.A.L. Walk and my experience there was amazing. The amount of time and effort that are put into each event is incredible especially for such a small organization. If you are passionate about Ovarian Cancer Awareness and can make it to the T.E.A.L. Walk be sure to go either as a volunteer or participant. The people there are truly incredible and will really inspire you!

Donna57

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with T.E.A.L. Since day one, I am currently a proud Board Member working diligently everyday to make woman aware of the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Not so long ago I knew nothing, I didn't even know there was another woman's cancer other than pink. To learn about Ovarian Cancer, to find out that there are no screenings, no routine test and not much money to fund awareness. I was appalled, so I have made a promise to my friend Louisa before she lost her battle with this silent killer, that I will TELL EVERY AMAZING LADY THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVARIAN CANCER. I will not let her down. I have met the most amazing woman the past four years, and sadly some of them are not with us anymore. This needs to stop, we need to make teal as recognizable as pink. We need to start saving lives. Together we CAN make a difference. DJ

Annette7

Board Member

Rating: 5

Our mission is to raise awareness for this deadly disease. Women need MORE education and information and need to know the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. There are no self exams that you can perform. Women need to ask their doctors for specific tests to rule out Ovarian Cancer that kills fast! Our organization is here to HELP EDUCATE women and to get the color TEAL as big as PINK! Thank You!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I met Louisa in the winter of 2008, she was so upbeat and happy I never would have guessed she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. When I did find out I was shocked, not only because she didn't appear to be sick at all but because it's ovarian cancer. At that point I had heard of it, but had never met someone with it. And someone like Louisa, who is so charismatic and friendly, really brought this disease into reality for me. I knew I had to learn everything I could about ovarian cancer. I mean, as a woman, how could I not? Again, I was shocked to learn how little the public - and even doctors - know about ovarian cancer. I saw no other choice but to get involved and volunteer with TEAL. Not only has TEAL educated me about the disease but it has taught me how very important it is to educate others. I have joined a lot of teams and groups through the years, but I have to say Teal is one of the best organizations I have ever joined and I am proud to call myself a member. If you are looking to make a difference and want to join a great organization with extraordinary people this is the one.

Donor

Rating: 5

A great non profit that builds awareness for ovarian cancer!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

INSPIRING, NOT ALL WOMEN'S CANCERS ARE PINK! CHECK OUT TEALWALK.ORG

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My time spent volunteering for this of the nonprofit organization (T.E.A.L.) has been rewarding. Meeting members who are on the board of directors as well as others volunteers. The information provided that can can be passed on to others who are in need of assistance is rewarding and the results of those who are survivors have made a great impact within the community. Thanks for those involved in helping to spread the word to others that are less fortunate. Linda S

Phyllis10

Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Phyllis Esposito-Bellocchio. I am a Board Member at TEAL our mission is to TELL EVERY AMAZING LADY ABOUT OVARIAN CANCER. Our mission is in our name. My Cousin Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and we could not find a walk in NY. With that being said she started her own and myself along with our family members and friends were right behind her to accomplish her goal. We are the largest ovarian cancer walk in NYC. Unfortunately, we lost Louisa on March 8, 2012, she lost the battle to this silent killer. Louisa did everything in her power to tell everyone she came in contact with about Ovarian Cancer its symptoms and screenings. Myself along with the other board members and volunteers do everything in our power to work on awareness so that less women will be come in contact with this horror. Awareness is key. I am proud to say that our goal is to keep growing and move forward to raise awareness and funds that we can pass along to the wonderful people who are trying to treat and find a cure for ovarian cancer. Please check us out www.tealwalk.org.