July 12th, 2014 – Today, the N.Y Mets held T.E.A.L.’s 3rd Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field! T.E.A.L., which stand for “Tell Every Amazing Lady” about Ovarian Cancer, the Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation, was founded by Flatlands Lions Club members and sisters, Louisa McGregor and Pamela Esposito-Amery, and runs the largest Ovarian Cancer Walk in New York City. The Citi field event, while helping to raise funds through ticket sales, helps by raising awareness about this disease. T.E.A.L. Board members were joined by ovarian cancer survivors, as they were presented with the Spirit Award in a pre-game ceremony for their continuing efforts to help fight this disease, which claims the lives of 15,000 U.S. women every year. In addition, T.E.A.L. supporter Deanna Hoy from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn sang the National Anthem. Before and during the nationally televised game with the Marlins, PSA announcements were repeatedly given on the stadiums large screens and public address systems, about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and of the need for early detection.
The Mets won the Game 5-4, with a 8th inning blooper winner by Eric Campbell, but the real winners were all who stand to benefit by increased ovarian cancer awareness. Thanks to the NY Mets for their continued support.