Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Foundation

aka T.E.A.L.®   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org

Mission

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 a screening test and cure for ovarian cancer. We are based in Brooklyn, NY but offer services and host events nationwide.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Pamela Esposito-Amery

Main address

533 16th street

Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

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EIN

26-4417161

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Cancer Research (H30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ovarian Cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. In the United States alone, there will be approximately 21,980 new cases of Ovarian Cancer each year, and about 14,270 women will die from the disease. There are 186,138 women currently living with Ovarian Cancer in the U.S. It is an insidious disease that can strike without warning or cause. THERE IS NO EFFECTIVE SCREENING TEST FOR OVARIAN CANCER. THE PAP SMEAR DOES NOT TEST FOR OVARIAN CANCER.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Annual T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ Program

The T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ Program is a program celebrates the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and the strength of the families who have been touched by the disease, while spreading awareness to the public and raising money for ovarian cancer research. This program takes places in cities throughout the United States during September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

The name of the T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ represents both teal, the color that symbolizes ovarian cancer, and the not for profit organization that established the event, Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Some facts about the T.E.A.L.® Walk:
The first T.E.A.L.® Walk took place in Brooklyn, NY in 2009. The first T.E.A.L.® Run took place in Brooklyn, NY 2013. In September 2013, T.E.A.L.® had its first Satellite T.E.A.L.® Walk in Woodbury, NY. Over 14,632 registered participants have been a part of our T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ program with 719 teams since 2009. This program has taken place in 7 cities in 5 states. T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ Events have taken place in Brooklyn, NY; Savannah, GA; Litchfield, CT; Whitesboro, NY; Highland Mills, NY; Fairfield, PA; and McCalla, AL.

The Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ is NYC’s largest ovarian cancer specific Walk/Run. Participants include survivors, caregivers, families, friends and the general public who come together to raise awareness of and promote a cure for ovarian cancer. We celebrate those who’ve battled the disease during our survivor ceremony. There is entertainment throughout the day along with educational booths and fun activities for the whole family. Thousands of people participate in this amazing event. The 2.5 mile Walk is non competitive and the 5K Run is timed so that winners can be announced. Both the Walk and Run take place on the same day in Brooklyn.

The T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™, however, is just one of the many ways that Tell Every Amazing Lady® raises much needed funds for research and awareness. Throughout the year, T.E.A.L.® hosts other fundraisers or takes part in many other events, online promotions and awareness in the community, including presentations at health fairs and schools.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

T.E.A.L.® is continuously involved in community events to educate the public about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. As part of this program, T.E.A.L.® participates in health fairs, symposiums, and lectures at schools, universities, community centers, hospitals, and community meetings throughout the year to reach as many people as possible. T.E.A.L.® also hosts a wide range of free workshops in the T.E.A.L.® community center, all with an awareness component. Every year, T.E.A.L.® partners with the NY Mets to turn Citi Field T.E.A.L.® and host an Ovarian Cancer Awareness NY Mets game. T.E.A.L.® also lights buildings and monuments teal as a symbol of ovarian cancer awareness during September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Every year during this month, T.E.A.L.® partners with local business and organizations to turn New York City and beyond teal to spread awareness about ovarian cancer.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

T.E.A.L.®'s medical research program aids in the advancement of Ovarian Cancer screening test and treatment research. T.E.A.L.® has funded Ovarian Cancer research at some of the countries most prestigious hospitals and institutions. We are constantly seeking proposals for funding from various researchers working on projects related to Ovarian Cancer. Please visit www.tealwalk.org/beneficiaries to learn more about how you can apply for research funding.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

T.E.A.L.® defines an ovarian cancer survivor as an “amazing lady” who at any time in her life has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, whether she is currently a patient in treatment or cancer free. T.E.A.L.® works to ameliorate the lives of ovarian cancer survivors by: providing resources and educational materials to survivors, honoring survivors everywhere and connecting them with one another, and funding cutting edge research. The resources and educational materials shared with our amazing ladies include information on genetic testing, clinical trials, survivor courses, nutrition, home support, fertility support, beauty support, financial resources, and more. T.E.A.L.® connects survivors with one another through support groups and various workshops at the T.E.A.L.® community center, globally accessible webinars and support groups, and the survivor ceremony at Annual T.E.A.L.® Walks. T.E.A.L.® also provides survivors the opportunity to share their stories with others and helps connect survivors with one another for peer-to-peer support.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public service announcements created

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Awareness Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

www.tealwalk.org/psa or visit www.youtube.com/tealwalk

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

www.tealwalk.org/reach

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

www.tealwalk.org/reach

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Women and girls

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our organization functions on three main goals:

1)We hope to constantly increase our organizational reach until we tell every lady about Ovarian Cancer. We want to continue to promote the color teal as a symbol of Ovarian Cancer and awareness about one's body and risk factors. Many women, even those with a strong family history of Ovarian and Breast cancer do not know that they are not being tested for Ovarian Cancer. We want women to be informed about their health, cancer risk factors, and options to arm them with the tools to make decisions that could possible save their life.

2) We are constantly working to raise funds to allocate to research projects that are working to design an accurate screening test for Ovarian Cancer. A proper screening test would help save millions of lives by allowing this disease to be detected at an earlier stage, and treated more effectively. We also fund projects that are working to improve treatment strategies for Ovarian Cancer patients with the overall goal of improving the quality of life of those suffering from Ovarian Cancer.

3) We work to connect and empower Ovarian Cancer Survivors and families who have been affected by this devastating disease. Our supporters often refer to our organization as a family. Through our events, especially the annual Walk/Run, we have been able to create a network of support, not only between participants and our organization, but also between participants to each other.

We are constantly evolving our outreach techniques to try to reach as many women as possible with the knowledge about signs and symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer. An important part of this expansion effort has been the improvement of our T.E.A.L. Annual Walk/Run in Prospect Park. Our event gets larger and better every year, allowing us to draw more attention and raise more money for Ovarian Cancer research. We are also taking part in health fairs and symposiums to educate the public, and organizing resources and courses for Ovarian Cancer Survivors. In the future, we are hoping to expand nationally with satellite walks taking place nationwide.

T.E.A.L.® has a dedicated staff and a large, loyal volunteer base that helps make the Walk/Run happen annually. T.E.A.L.® functions on a dedicated support base of Ovarian Cancer Survivors and their friends and family who provide the funds that help the organization run. T.E.A.L.® has also managed to secure profitable partnerships and sponsorships over the years for monetary and in-kind donations. In the future, we hope to continue to grow our sponsorships and cooperate partnerships.

Since inception we have been trying to grow the number and size of our outreach programs. This year, we have participated and organized more programs as ever, which means we have spread out message to a larger and more diverse crowd than ever before. These programs included a number of health fairs and symposiums, as well as guest speaking positions at prominent high school and colleges and a range of new fundraising programs. We are being invited and asked to participate in more events that ever before, showing our ability to establish a name in the community. We also have a spike in our mailing lists and internet activity, meaning that more and more people are becoming aware of T.E.A.L. and our message. This year, our Annual Walk/Run was the most successful ever. For the first time ever, we hosted a 5K run along with our walk, allowing us to draw a new crowd. All these improvements directly show the success and growth of our awareness spreading efforts. We have also funded research studies that are already touching human life.

We hope with continued success we can grow our staff, allowing us to take on even more new projects that we cannot yet take on due to our small size.

Financials

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Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Annette Abolt

John McGregor

Pamela Esposito-Amery

Co-Founder

Louisa McGregor

Co-Founder

Phyllis Bellocchio

Gina DeFillippo

Lawrence Esposito

Rena Esposito

Annette Abolt

Elizabeth Poynor

Sharyn Lewin

John Cucarese

Patsy Gentile

Samantha Cohen

Kathleen Marcario

Flora Poleshchuk

Nancy Irizarry

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability