Each year, the ovarian cancer support group Caring Together, Inc. coordinates the Teal Ribbon Run/Walk, an event held in Albany, New York to raise money to support research for finding a cure for ovarian cancer. The first run/walk was held in 2002 and raised $20,000, and it keeps growing every year. This year, the 14th Annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk was held this year on September 13 in Albany’s Washington Park, and it was the largest ever with over 1,900 walkers and runners raising almost $100,000!
History of the Teal Ribbon Run/Walk
Advantedge Education’s Ann Purchase is one of the founding members of Caring Together, Inc. In addition to being a member of the very dedicated run/walk committee, Ann has been the ovarian cancer support group leader for 19 years. The run/walk was begun by Deb Cullinan, a nurse practitioner and ovarian cancer survivor who wanted to start the run to raise awareness and help fund ovarian cancer research.
To date, the Teal Ribbon Run/Walk has raised more than 1 million dollars to build awareness and fund research for a cure. Caring Together, Inc. works with the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) and the Lynne Cohen Foundation to select beneficiaries for the research grants. To learn more about these foundations, visit the following sites:
In the meantime, check out some of the pics we took.