What We Do
Teal Diva celebrates victories, honors memories, empowers women, educates the community and funds diagnostic research for ovarian and gynecologic cancers. Our purpose is to encourage women to celebrate life. We advocate for young women and focus on life after cancer for survivors of any age. As unbelievable as it is, there is currently not an accurate screening test for ovarian cancer.
Our mission and purpose are carried out through community fundraisers and awareness events. We also host an all-expenses paid weekend retreat for gynecologic cancer survivors. The retreat location is either in the Blue Ridge mountains or along the Carolina coast. Currently, we can service up to 20 women at each retreat. We have a goal of adding 2 additional retreats by 2025 allowing us the opportunity to service 60 women.
The retreat provides an opportunity for those in attendance to meet and form bonds with other women with a similar diagnosis; rest their mind, body, and soul as they navigate next steps of their cancer journey; and begin or continue a healing process through a form of storytelling. You can be a part of this magical weekend by helping us create our gift baskets for each survivor. Have a look through our SHARE Gift Shop.
Additionally, we provide local hospitals with a custom teal colored chemo shirt. We are partnered with both Atrium and Novant Health. Once a patient is diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, they are gifted a teal infusion shirt that they can wear to chemotherapy.
Teal is the color designated to ovarian cancer. January is the month dedicated for cervical cancer awareness and September is the month dedicated to the awareness for ovarian cancer.