Teal Diva | SHARE Charlotte

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Year Founded:
2009
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Shannon Routh
Main Address:
PO Box 5351
Charlotte, NC 28299

What We Do

The mission of Teal Diva is to celebrate victories, honor memories, empower women, educate the community and fund 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. We are committed to making a difference.

Our mission and purpose are carried out through community fundraisers and awareness events. We speak at women's groups, churches, universities, sorority gatherings, educational conferences, etc.

We 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.

Interesting Info

We focus on 3 core areas: Quality of Life, Community Advocacy, and Research.
The PapSmear only tests for cervical cancer. There is currently NOT an accurate screening test for ovarian cancer.
Since 2010 we have raised over $385,000, with much of that going right back into the communities we serve.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Help collecting Raffle items
Repeats on the 1st of May, June, July, August, and September until Wed Sep 18 2019.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 3:15pm
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Teal Diva 5k Event volunteer Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30am Read more »

Upcoming Events

Teal Diva 5k for Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Cancers May 11, 2019 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
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Teal Diva Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Retreat
June 27, 2019 (All day) to June 30, 2019 (All day)
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Teal Diva Flamingo Flock September 19, 2019 - 7:15pm Read more »

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