HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer

2015 Teal Walkers team
2015 Teal Walkers team

Teal Walkers

Welcome to the Teal Walkers homepage for HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer! When you support the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance through a donation to my HOM Teal Strides team, you help fund critical research and programming for women and families impacted by ovarian cancer.

As of April 2016, I have hit 3 years of being cancer-free. I still have 2 years of 6-month check-ups before I am considered cured. But, I am so, so thankful for every 6-month milestone. I can't lie, my blood pressure is never great as I wait for those results, but so far I have been fortunate not to be one of the many who face recurrence.

Early diagnosis is THE KEY to women surviving ovarian cancer. But only about 15% of women are diagnosed in early stages. A woman diagnosed atStage III as a 40% or less chance of surviving for 5 years. Stage 4 is is 20% or less. But there is NO TEST that can determine for sure that a woman has ovarian cancer. And the symptoms like bloating, back pain, etc don't make most women think "cancer".

MOCA is a driving force behind researchers who are working to develop a test. They are also a drivnig force pushing researchers to address recurrent ovarian cancer:

> Patients diagnosed in stage I have a 10 percent chance of recurrence.
> Patients diagnosed in stage II have a 30 percent chance of recurrence.
> Patients diagnosed in stage III have a 70 to 90 percent chance of recurrence.
> Patients diagnosed in stage IV have a 90 to 95 percent chance of recurrence.

Please, donate today to help me make a difference against ovarian cancer.

And consider joining my team to walk and run against this disease on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Rosland Park in Edina!

Thank you for making a difference with me.

UPDATED: 08/29/2016:

New this year: pre-walk fundraising events. 

  • Thursday, July 28th: BI WORLDWIDE's Summer of Love Concert event will include hot dog sales, 3 guessing jars, and information handout.
      • BIG Success - we raised several hundred dollars for the Teal Walkers!
      • Thank you BIW for paying the registration fee for 10 walkers and letting us spread the word on campus!
  • Make sure you ask me for a flyer to have of your ticket donated to MOCA. Tuesday, August 2nd, 4-9pm: Dining for Donations atAPPLEBEE's1568 Vierling, Shakopee.15%
    • Lots of fun!! We won't know what we made for a couple of weeks.
  • Sunday, August 14th, 1-4pm: ackyard BBQ/Raffle at Lori and Scott's place.Anyone can still buy the $10 BBQ tickets the day of, that gets you food, beverage, a bit of entertainment and  the chance to buy event only raffle tickets for $1. We have pulled together a pretty impressive collection of donations. B----GRAND PRIZE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT----
    • Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells - 2 free nights (restrictions apply)
    • Chanhassen Dinner Theatre - Dinner / Show for 2 + 1 night at Country Inn & Suites
    • Chuck & Don's - $75 Doggy basket
    • 2 Great Twins tickets
    • Twins Souvie basket
    • Duluth print by artist Shawn Thompson
    • And many other items...
  • We raised $2,815 at the BBQ and Raffle - THANK YOU everyone for your support. The Teal Walkers and For Our Angels teams will split the proceeds.
  • Starting MONDAY 8/29 - Candy guess jars in each BIW lunchroom. Suggested donation is $1 per guess. Closest guess without going over, wins the candy.

  • UPDATE: the 5 candy guess jars are all out in the BIW lunchrooms
  • Also, Judy Williamson is also hosting a candy guess jar at her office

  • Wednedsday, August 31 - Dining for Donations at Buffalo Wild Wings in Chanhassen. Starts at 11 AM  - go for Lunch, Happy Hour or Dinner. Our Teams get 10% of all your tickets.
Dana Diesch is hosting an events page on her Facebook page that tracks all new raffle donations, so check it out.



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