Kaylee Strong’s Totally Teal Trot (Draft)

Wed September 1 - Thu September 30, 2021 Directions
This Race is in Draft Mode
Raising Awareness Together - No One Fights Alone
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Events

5K Run/Walk - (IN PERSON)

$35 $20 09/25 7:30AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT Registration Opens May 1, 2021 at 12:00am CDT

VIRTUAL (From your Home)

$35 $20 Registration Opens May 1, 2021 at 12:00am CDT
The 2020 Kaylee Strong - Totally Teal Trot is going VIRTUAL due to COVID-19

You ask, What is a Vitrual Run/Walk? - It is a challenge you complete on your own time during the events designated dates & you even choose the location to your liking.  This year we want you to get creative with how you complete the 5K Totally Teal Trot. 

 

Run, Walk, Trot, Skip, Skate (Kaylee's Favorite) Swim, Hop, Roll, Ride......... whatever your heart desires. 

 

So Join us within the event (2) two week timeline - Saturday, Sept 12th - Saturday, Sept 30th

1. Register Early & Make sure to provide your address

2. SWAG will be mailed out starting Sept 5th 2020.

3.  Wear your SWAG

4. Complete the 5K how & where you choose

5. Have FUN!

6. Post all the fun pictures or short Video to the Facebook Page for all to see

 

Done this way we practice social distancing but still have fun being apart of the Totally Teal Trot to Celebrate Kaylee's 1 year Anniversary of being Cancer Free (NED) during the month of September (Ovarian Cancer & Childhood Cancer Awareness Month)  Also - those out of town or even around the country will get to participate.  Take LOTS of pictures or even a short video while doing so and make sure to post, we want to see the fun everyone had while completing the Kaylee Strong - Totally Teal Trot.   

 

We may not physically be together but we can still get out and raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer while have tons of fun with family & friends.

 

All proceeds will again benefit Ovarcome (Ovarian Cancer Foundation) & Kaylee's Totally Teal Project.  The 2019 1st ever Kaylee Strong Fun Run raised $21, 375 for Ovarcome and we hope to crush that total in 2020.

What is Totally Teal & Why Kaylee is Raising Money

Kaylee & her Mother Kelly created Totally Teal because No One Fights Alone & Kaylee hopes to inspire other women of all ages giving them a little reminder that they too are Brave, Beautiful & Strong just like she is.  Kaylee & Kelly hand sew beautiful care bags filled with items Cancer Patients can use while battling this nasty disease.  Totally Teal is made up of Teal & Gold.  Teal is the color of Ovarian Cancer & Gold is the color of Childhood Cancer.  Kaylee represents both.

Kaylee thought very carefully about each item and what should be included in her care bags.

  • A water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Blanket to keep you warm
  • Journal & pen to write your thoughts
  • Chapstick & lotion if you experience dry skin issues
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes to aid your immune system
  • A scarf to keep your head covered as you experience hair loss with treatment
  • Lemon drops & ginger candies to help with nausea you might have
  • Tissues to wipe tears away
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste & Toiletry bag to help with the bad taste chemo drugs leave in your mouth
  • Wristband to remind you that you are Brave, Beautiful & Strong
  • A little note to tell you about Kaylee's Journey
  • Ovarcome Information pamplett

In 2019 we were able to give out Totally Teal Care Bags to Ovarian Cancer Patients at Sugar Land Houston Methodist & MD Anderson Cancer Center with Ovarcome's help.  What a joy it was to be able to give a little something to these patients in hopes to let them know we were thinking of them and to put a smile on their face.  Check out photos below.

Help Kaylee Turn the Country TEAL
OvarEmbrace Totally Teal - Chemo Care Bags

December 2020

 

December 2019

Who is Kaylee

Kaylee is a beautiful, smart, spunky and STRONG 11 year old girl who was diagnosed with stage IIIA2 Ovarian Cancer in 2019 at Age 9. She underwent surgery at Texas Children's Hospital to remove a 10cm Germ Cell Tumor.  Surgery was a success but the cancer had spread requiring her to complete 4 rounds of chemotherapy, each round consisting of 1 week in the hospital and 2 weeks home to recover.  

 

Kaylee was not able to finish out the school year, but that did not get her down.   Kaylee's motto is "When life hits you, track the weather"!   She absolutely LOVES everything Weather and her role models are Meteorologists - Jim Cantore, Travis Herzog, Elita Loresca & Ginger Zee just to name a few.  She is a Figure Skate & a member of the Houston Elite Synchronized Skating Team. She loves playing with her friends, sewing, listening to music, making Power Point presentations, going on vacations, spending time with the Family, Cat & Dog.

 

Watch Kaylee's Texas Children's Hospital Interview here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPoa4al3mGw

 

Watch Kaylee Ring the Bell on ABC-13 here: https://abc13.com/5419987/

 

Read Kaylee's Story in the Houston Chronicle: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Fort-Bend-girl-9-cancer-free-after-months-long-14188582.php

 

Kaylee's Make a Wish: https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/jim-cantore-gives-make-wish-child-thrill-her-life/iHscsu94eP2EYVVIqfgbBN/

or see the Video here:  https://nypost.com/video/young-cancer-survivor-meets-her-weatherman-hero/

 

 

Kaylee fought Cancer like a Champ.  She is a true inspiration and her Mother & Father are so very proud of her.  Her mother and her are very passionate about working with Ovarcome to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer and to continue to grow our OvarEmbrace program.  #KayleeStrongTotallyTeal, #Ovarcome

Kaylee Strong Ribbon
Teal Ribbon
Description

Kaylee Strong continues to Raise Awareness for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 78.  It is one of the most challenging diseases known to medicine and often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen.  Early detection is difficult because symptoms can be mild and vague and could apply to a variety of conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome or ovarian cysts.  4 in 5 Women will be misdiagnosed & 1 in 4 Women will wait over 6 months to get a correct diagnosis.  Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms that are often mistaken for more common benign conditions.   

The most typical ovarian cancer symptoms include:
• Increase in tummy size
• Bloating
•Abdominal/back/pelvic pain
•Needing to urinate more often or urgently
•Bowel changes
•Fatigue

Kaylee Strong Fun Run or Walk proceeds will Benefit Ovarcome, an Ovarian Cancer Foundation.  Their Mission is "to raise global awareness, to fund research in search of a cure, and to provide financial support to underserved women in the U.S. as well as developing nations in their valiant fight against ovarian cancer"  Our Goal is to bring awareness, educate others about the symptoms and help Ovarcome with their mission.

 https://www.ovarcome.org/ 

2019 1st Ever Kaylee Strong Fun Run - Pictures

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