Teal Good Inc.
Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer, and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year.
In February of 2020, Andrea became one of them.
What began as a routine physical turned into a dizzying spiral of tests, ultrasounds, CT scans, and finally, a total hysterectomy, appendectomy, and the removal of an ovarian mass roughly the size of a football.
At the time, she was barely 42, an energetic mom to a 4yr old with a full-time career, averaging 10,000 steps a day and five indoor cycling classes a week. It seemed surreal, but as we learned, a common story for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Andrea's diagnosis, however, was very uncommon. Stage 1, Grade 1 ovarian cancer. Early detection is still far too rare today, given there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, and it often goes undetected until later stages. But we can change that. We have to!
Our Team - Teal Good Inc. - is walking for all women with ovarian cancer, those in treatment, and the families affected by this disease who relentlessly rise to challenge after challenge. They deserve our support and so much more.
Our team raised just over $10K last year and we are back aiming to do it again. Every dollar we raise supports Ovarian Cancer Canada. Funds support vital research, spur advocacy efforts, and provide support so that we can help women with, or at risk of, ovarian cancer live fuller, better, longer lives.
Please do what you can to educate yourself on ovarian cancer and give what you can to stop this lady killer in its tracks. If you are up for it this September, join us for the "virtual" walk — our second year of hopefully of many!
Teal Good Inc. xx