Take a walk for a good cause this fall and participate in the Tell Every Amazing Lady (TEAL) about ovarian cancer walk on Saturday, Sept. 8 in Prospect Park.
Started in 2009 by sisters Pamela Esposito-Amery and Louisa McGregor after McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, TEAL's mission is to bring attention to and raise funds to research and eventually cure this often fatal disease.
“One thing that still surprises me is that most woman have no idea that they are not being screened for Ovarian Cancer during a routine exam," Eposito-Amery said.
"Awareness is key. Know your risk. Know the signs. Ask your OBGYN doctor for a CA-125 blood test, a trans-vaginal ultrasound and a vaginal-rectal pelvic exam. A Pap test does not check for Ovarian Cancer!”
Ovarian Cancer affects more than 22,000 women in the U.S. every year, and September is the National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. To make a donation or show support by raising awareness, click here.
Though T.E.A.L is currently not funded by grants or backed by any corporations, it has raised over $200,000 since 2009. All proceeds go directly to research and awareness programs.
The last day to register for the walk is August 21. Happy walking!