Teal Diva is hosting our 5th Annual 5k run/walk event on Saturday, September 25th in Summerville, SC.
The Teal Diva 5k run/walk event is more than a 5k. It is an opportunity for women currently battling a gynecologic cancer to come together meeting other warriors. An opportunity for families and friends to support the woman in their life impacted by this disease. A time for us to join our nurses and doctors outside of the clinic. It is an opportunity to honor loved ones. A chance for us to come together and turn the streets teal, our color for awareness. And to educate the community on the signs and symptoms of this deadly disease.
Teal Diva is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate life, honor memories, empower women, educate the community and fund diagnostic research for ovarian and gynecologic cancers.
What's the story with ovarian and other gynecologic cancers? Why is it so different?
Symptoms of ovarian cancer often mimic what women face on a monthly basis (bloating, trouble with your bladder, abdominal pain, eating less and feeling full) making it hard to detect and has given it the nickname, Silent Killer. The most unbelievable and upsetting thing about ovarian cancer is that there is not a screening test -- That means the PapSmear tests for cervical cancer, much like the Mammogram tests for breast cancer, but there is absolutely NO test currently that pre-screens for ovarian cancer. Until a screening test is in place for ovarian cancer, it is up to all of us to know the symptoms and ask questions. If caught in early stages, ovarian cancer is 90% more treatable in most cases.
Proceeds from the 5k will allow Teal Diva to continue our mission: offering survivors hope and an opportunity to connect with other gynecologic cancer survivors, resources allowing us to continue advocating in our communities, and the ability to fund more research initiatives dedicated to ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. Thank you for using your voice and helping us raise awareness of all gynecologic cancers.
In Person and Virtual Options
We have set up our registration in various levels to include an in person and a virtual option. For anyone who registers for the virtual option, you have from September 25, 2021 until October 10, 2021 to complete and submit your time for the race. There will be 2 mailings for virtual registrations: the first will be September 20, 2021 for anyone registered prior to September 16, 2021 and the 2nd mailing will be October 4, 2021 for anyone registered after the 16th of September. The In Person race will be held in downtown Summerville on September 25, 2021. Packet pickup is TBD.