Thanks to All for making the 4th Annual T.E.A.L. Walk such a great success!
For details and photos of the event click below:
T.E.A.L. (“Tell Every Amazing Lady” about Ovarian Cancer) was founded by sisters Lion Louisa McGregor and Lion Pamela-Esposito Amery, daughters of Flatlands treasurer, Larry Esposito,after Louisa was diagnosed with the disease in 2007. Since there was no New York City walk for Ovarian Cancer or source of adequate information for this often misdiagnosed illness, they decided to take action themselves.
They formed T.E.A.L., Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer – The Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation, and held the first Annual T.E.A.L. WALK in Prospect Park in 2009. Since then, T.E.A.L. has raised hundreds of thousand of dollars for education, awareness and research for ovarian cancer detection and prevention, and has distributed countless educational materials at local events, health fairs, seminars, and has spread the word in the television, print and social media. Lion Louisa passed away in March, 2011 after a heroic four – year struggle that was marked by her constant efforts, no matter how ill, to spread the message and to save lives. Lion Pamela, who took over full- time as T.E.A.L. Executive Director, and all of the Flatlands Lions, remain committed to carrying on the invaluable work that she began.
T.E.A.L. and the District 20-K1 Lions
The Flatlands Lions have been strong supporters and have brought T.E.A.L. into District 20-K1 as a district-wide initiative. The 2012 Walk featured the second District 20-K1 Lions Team. The Hollis Lions Club, for the second year, sent a contingent of both Leos and Lions who volunteered to set up prior to the event and assisted on the route during the walk. Their dedication and commitment earned the Hollis Leos Club a special service award in 2011. PDG (Past District Governor) Pauline Francis and Flatlands Lions President John Cucarese, who are District co-chairpersons for T.E.A.L. in the 2012 – 2013 year, see this as just the tip of the iceberg – and envision a banner District 20-K1 turn-out for the 2013 event. Shannon Miller Stacey Sager Flatlands Committee Chair District 20-K1 Committee Co-Chairs PDG Pauline Francis Lion John Cucarese
T.E.A.L. has raised over $200,000 from 2009 through 2011, for research and awareness, and has helped to educate thousands of women about Ovarian Cancer through events, health fairs, seminars and media. Please click the T.E.A.L. logo on the left side of the page for more information and to make donations.
Celebrity Ovarian Cancer Survivors Speak Out for T.E.A.L.
Lion Pamela Esposito-Amery
District 20-K1 Committee
PDG Pauline Francis
Lion John Cucarese