Teal is the awareness color of ovarian cancer. Women of Teal is a play on the words "Man of Steel" used to describe Superman. I have found my fellow ovarian cancer survivors to be the strongest, most helpful women in the world. They are truly Women of Teal!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
A Friend's Hobby and Mine
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
5th Annuual Teal Tea
Support the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer
The Fifth Annual Teal Tea to raise awareness of ovarian cancer one tea at a time, will be held Sunday, May 1st from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton, NJ. The tea will feature a silent auction and light refreshments. In addition to the live auction, the event features table decorating competitions, a parade of hats, a Mr. or Ms. Teal Tea competition, and a performance by A Cappella Pops. This year’s tea will also feature Jenny Allen, a highly regarded actress and writer. I Got Sick Then I Got Better is a comic riff on her personal story following her diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The keynote address, Teal Talk on Tour, will be delivered by Anne Gutos. Tickets are $60 per person and are available online through pay pal on the Teal Tea Foundation’s events page: www.tealtea.com, or through email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organized by Educational Testing Service employee and ovarian cancer survivor, Jean Shipos with her family and friends, The Teal Tea Foundation is a non-profit, fund raising organization dedicated to raising awareness of and research for ovarian cancer. The Foundation was incorporated in November 2008. Its mission is, “to help raise ovarian cancer awareness and to support research efforts focused on early detection, treatments, and a cure for ovarian cancer. The Foundation membership is dedicated to helping all women with their quality of life and long term recovery.”
The Foundation has raised over $14,000 for ovarian cancer research performed at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick and close to $20,000 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Members send cheery tea baskets to women undergoing chemotherapy, and freely distribute bookmarks printed with the warning signs of ovarian cancer. If you have noticed teal ribbons tied around your town’s trees in September, chances are that they were the work of volunteers from the Teal Tea Foundation in support of the national Turn the Towns Teal® campaign. The Foundation holds monthly fund-raisers to support its awareness campaigns, including translating the warning signs into Spanish and distributing these free at community events, but The Teal Tea is its premier event. The Tea attracts over 300 men and women, many with a personal link to ovarian cancer.
“The Tea is a wonderful, inspirational afternoon.” says Foundation Founder Shipos. “It is an opportunity for survivors to encourage each other, for us to motivate women currently undergoing radiation or chemotherapy and fighting this disease,
and for those who have lost someone special to honor her. This year we’re delighted to have Anne Gutos, an ovarian cancer activistand survivor, as our keynote speaker. Ms. Gutos faced her own struggle with ovarian cancer when she was
24 and pregnant with her first child. Young women need to hear her story so that they understand that ovarian cancer is not an age-related disease. It can happen to anyone.”
The theme of the Fifth Annual Teal Tea is “Turn the World Teal, Cities of the World.” Volunteers will compete in table decorating contests featuring cities around the world. “If you want to visit Moscow, Venice, Kyoto, Detroit, New Orleans, Sydney, come to the Tea on May 1. “ says Jean. “When you walk into that ballroom you will be in awe of the decorating skills of our competitors. I totally believe that someone will show up with the Eiffel Tower as a centerpiece!”
For more information about the Teal Tea Foundation, its monthly events schedule or its campaign against ovarian cancer, visit the Foundation’s webpage: www.tealtea.com.
Ovarian cancer activist, Anne Gutos, is the keynote speaker at the Teal Tea Foundation’s
Fifth annual Teal Tea at the Hyatt on May 1.”
Every Day is a Blessing!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs 2010 Report
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Chicago Here I Come
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
102 Years and 9 months
Your Gift To Me
Working outside the home,
Or taking care of those you love,
You showed how all these things are done
With never a complaint.
Gladly sharing stories of how things used to be
And using them to show us how to be
The best that we could be.
I only hope that I can share with others
What you have shared with me-
Simple acts, yet precious gifts
Forever in my heart.