Teal Diva

Ovarian Cancer Support Network

aka Teal Diva   |   Charlotte, NC   |  www.tealdiva.org

Mission

The mission of Teal Diva is to celebrate victories, honor memories, educate the community, empower women and fund research specific to gynecologic cancers.

Ruling year info

2011

Founder and CEO

Shannon Routh

Main address

PO Box 5351

Charlotte, NC 28299 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

80-0584066

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Today an accurate screening for Ovarian cancer is not available although Teal Diva doesn't have the clinical ability to address this issue we are working to address this through education and support. When a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she is thrust into a world of doctors appointments and chemotherapy treatments. There are many emotions tied into a cancer diagnosis especially when your reproductive system is effected. Once treatment ends, she is pushed back into a life that is forever changed with no preparation for the transition. We provide support for women during and after treatment and their caregivers through events reminding them to celebrate their victories. The funding and volunteer support that we have goes toward: Survivor Support Community Awareness and Partnerships Direct and Non-direct Educational opportunities o Direct - Speaking engagements o Non-Direct - Advertisements and Social Media o National and Local Resources

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?

Custom Teal Chemo Shirt

We want to support hospitals’ efforts by supplying teal infusion shirts for women who are receiving chemotherapy for ovarian cancer at no cost. This both supports the patient’s dignity through this painful process, but also promotes a sense of empowerment that their disease is being seen (Teal is the color designated to ovarian cancer). Since 2015, Teal Diva along with our hospital partnerships, have distributed 1000+ shirts within the Carolinas.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People with diseases and illnesses

Yes, Girl. Is a community service project/program we are offering in the Carolinas. When we say yes, she wins! Say yes to lawn mowing or raking, give the gift of mobile laundry, say yes to home maintenance and small repairs, say yes to community involvement. Say yes so she can fight, so she can rest, so she can release these small burdens so she doesn't have to fight alone.

Population(s) Served
Families
Women and girls

We host an annual retreat open to survivors of gynecologic cancer survivors. Upon arrival, you will join with fellow Divas that have traveled and survived similar journeys. Together you will let go of your worries and enjoy a few days of sister bonding. This retreat is provided at no cost to gynecologic cancer survivors. However, travel is not provided. Women have said unanimously this weekend is life-changing for them.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Today an accurate screening for Ovarian cancer is not available. It is our goal to educate as many women as possible on the signs and symptoms of Ovarian cancer. We also direct our aim toward the celebration of life and to honor those who have lost their lives to Ovarian cancer.

Teal Diva strategically utilizes education, advocacy and celebration to accomplish our goals. Through community events such as 5K runs and local sporting events, through college campus speaking engagements, and through our social media presence we are able to meet a educational need that will help women to identify the signs and symptoms of Ovarian cancer.

The Founder and Executive Director was selected by the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance to represent the State of North Carolina in Washington DC as an Advocacy Leader. Through advocacy, she attends functions on Capital Hill to fight for Federal funding which supports research and awareness.

Lastly, we strategically address our goals of celebration and survivor support though internal programming which includes dignity shirts (chemo shirts), a yearly retreat *not being held in 2020 due to Covid-19 and community partnerships activities which include attendance to our Charlotte NFL team home games for both a survivor and a caregiver.

We rely on supports via donations and fundraisers. Our Executive Director has partnerships across the ovarian cancer community, region and nationwide. She strategically sets plans to work with other organizations supporting survivors and caregivers.

In the tenure of Teal Diva, we have established a survivor support network that expands across the United States. Through our programming, we have successfully hosted 4 survivor retreats servicing 69 women, we have hosted 9 5k run/walk events in two states, we have created a community of survivors in the Charlotte, NC area, we have donated over 1,000 chemo port shirts, and we have partnered with Charlotte area, NC and national partners to create awareness and research for ovarian cancer. Our Executive Director also had the opportunity to join the Peer Reviewed Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) as a consumer advocate. In this role, she participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the OCRP sponsored by the Department of Defense. As a consumer reviewer, she was a full voting member, (along with prominent scientists) at meetings to help determine how the $20 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year 2018 will be spent on Ovarian Cancer research.
Moving forward, we will be focusing on growing our survivor support programs: Chemo Dignity Shirts, Yes Girl Home Maintenance Volunteer program, and the gynecologic cancer survivor retreat. We will be working to get the shirts in every hospital throughout North and South Carolina that provides chemotherapy. We will be growing the Yes Girl program, taking on more projects and expanding from Charlotte to other communities. And we will be adding an additional retreat so we can service 20 additional women providing them with a reset after their treatment.

Financials

Teal Diva
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Teal Diva

Board of directors
as of 9/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Routh

M2C1 Craftsman

Term: 2015 - 2025

Linda James

Gentiva

Theresa Randall

Tricor, Inc

Amber Blackwood

Blackwoods DriveIn

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/27/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data