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Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Foundation

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

Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Foundation

EIN: 26-4417161


Mission

Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer. Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s mission is: Tell Every Amazing Lady offers women’s health and wellness services, including public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer, provides support to those impacted by the disease, and raises funds for research in order to find a screening test and a cure.

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

Subject area info

Philanthropy

Health

Population served info

Adults

Women and girls

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Cancer Research (H30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Only 14% of women report being aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. 77% of those with ovarian cancer were diagnosed with an advanced late stage of the disease. There is currently no accurate screening test for ovarian cancer. The Pap smear does not test for ovarian cancer. It is the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers in the United States and the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women. Ovarian cancer survival rates are much lower than other cancers that affect women.

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

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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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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

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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.
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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

Total number of audience members

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

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.

Tell Every Amazing Lady.® educates the public about women’s health from head to toe, through mind, body, and soul. T.E.A.L.® reaches participants and countless others through direct, targeted outreach, particularly those who are at high-risk of developing ovarian cancer. While focusing on wellness, such as stress and anxiety relief, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, and overall wellness, we help attendees adopt healthy habits with the goal of risk-reducing and preventing cancer.

The foundation aims to connect with women to support, uplift, and educate them so they can have freedom from pain and stress, and know their bodies in order to advocate for their overall health.

Survivor Program: One of the ways that T.E.A.L.® shows support to ovarian cancer survivors is through our T.E.A.L.® Amazing Lady Membership Program. The T.E.A.L.® Amazing Lady Membership Program seeks to build community, provide support and comfort, and celebrate the strength of ovarian cancer survivors. The membership is completely free and open to anyone with a history or active diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Active members of the T.E.A.L.® Amazing Lady Membership Program are gifted exclusive items in free T.E.A.L.® Kits mailed to their homes. They also have exclusive access to our digital Survivor Socials, which serve as a T.E.A.L.® staff check-in with survivors, as well as a chance for survivors to connect with each other.

Awareness Program: Tell Every Amazing Lady®’s awareness program aims to educate demographics of people about their risk of developing ovarian cancer based on their genetic risk due to geographic location, and/or ethnic background. T.E.A.L.® successfully translated its life-saving awareness materials into multiple languages, and will take this outreach further with this program designed to help women understand their genetics and risk of ovarian cancer based on their geography or ethnicity.

September Awareness Program: September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, we organize a vigorous and dynamic awareness program around New York City and beyond.
Each September, T.E.A.L.® partners with local businesses and organizations to turn buildings and monuments teal to spread awareness about ovarian cancer.

T.E.A.L.® partners with Turn the Towns Teal® to provide teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness initiatives in September. 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.

The September T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run serves as an event to support those impacted by ovarian cancer, as well as raise more health awareness to the general public as a form of cancer prevention during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10.52

Average of 23.60 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7

Average of 8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $32,707 $65,586 $5,419 -$56,775 -$28,449
As % of expenses 5.2% 9.1% 1.0% -10.7% -5.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $27,093 $59,147 $1,716 -$59,742 -$29,189
As % of expenses 4.3% 8.1% 0.3% -11.2% -5.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $652,163 $800,612 $542,724 $509,356 $474,524
Total revenue, % change over prior year 6.5% 22.8% -32.2% -6.1% -6.8%
Program services revenue 36.5% 32.0% 19.6% 12.4% 19.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 22.9% 23.4% 31.8% 24.7% 29.2%
All other grants and contributions 40.8% 44.7% 31.9% 48.1% 43.5%
Other revenue -0.2% -0.2% 16.6% 14.7% 7.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $629,804 $722,524 $549,805 $532,430 $544,782
Total expenses, % change over prior year -1.4% 14.7% -23.9% -3.2% 2.3%
Personnel 41.9% 39.1% 48.0% 55.4% 51.0%
Professional fees 7.3% 12.2% 14.1% 10.6% 13.9%
Occupancy 7.5% 6.6% 8.9% 9.4% 9.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 6.7% 7.1% 5.5% 3.1% 2.2%
All other expenses 36.6% 34.9% 23.5% 21.5% 23.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $635,418 $728,963 $553,508 $535,397 $545,522
One month of savings $52,484 $60,210 $45,817 $44,369 $45,399
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $9,612 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $697,514 $789,173 $599,325 $579,766 $590,921

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.1 6.4 9.0 7.9 7.0
Months of cash and investments 6.1 6.4 9.0 7.9 7.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.7 8.6 11.5 10.5 9.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $321,779 $387,161 $413,461 $350,429 $318,697
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $100,025 $107,578 $83,468 $131,520 $87,818
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $33,047 $29,857 $29,857 $26,890 $26,150
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 61.1% 74.7% 87.6% 97.2% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.8% 1.5% 2.5% 2.2% 6.4%
Unrestricted net assets $467,611 $526,758 $528,474 $468,732 $439,543
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $12,500 $0 $43,309 $1,500
Total net assets $467,611 $539,258 $528,474 $512,041 $441,043

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Pamela Esposito-Amery

Pamela Esposito-Amery is the Co-Founder, CEO and Board Member. Pamela started the company with her sister Louisa M. McGregor who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2011.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 10/31/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Annette Abolt

John McGregor

Pamela Esposito-Amery

Co-Founder

Louisa M. McGregor

Co-Founder

Phyllis Bellocchio

Gina DeFillippo

Lawrence S Esposito

Rena Esposito

Annette Abolt

Elizabeth Poynor

Sharyn Lewin

John Cucarese

Patsy Gentile

Samantha Cohen

Kathleen Marcario

Flora Poleshchuk

Nancy Irizarry

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 12/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/31/2023

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.