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Be Your Own Advocate: Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Most posts about ovarian cancer awareness begin "Primary symptoms include – pelvic or abdominal pain, bloating, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, feeling the need to urinate urgently or often” and every time I read them I think BUT HELLO, I’M A WOMAN I EXPERIENCE ALL OF THOSE THINGS ON...

Supporting Funding for Cancer Research

In May of this year, the President presented a 2018 budget to Congress that called for sizable cuts to the scientific and medical research community.  These cuts include large cancer researchers, like the National Cancer Institute (NCI), who would be hit with over $1 billion in cuts compared to its...

Tenaciously Teal (T. Teal) grew out of my love for fellow cancer fighters in the chemo room. I delivered care packs faithfully for sixteen months before T. Teal was formalized into a 501c3 nonprofit. After we became official, with direction from our Board of Directors, we began expanding to other...

From Fighter to Survivor

We were honored to showcase the fight stories of 13 women in our fashion show of cancer survivors at Care Packs and Cocktails. Hear from Jenny Herzberger about her experience as a cancer survivor and one of the 13 beautiful women who modeled during the show:   It is a weird...

A Dog For Shelby

At Tenaciously Teal we understand that this world can be cruel. We hear heartbreaking stories every day and each one reaffirms our commitment to spreading God’s light through the support and encouragement of cancer fighters.  There are some stories, however, that can overwhelm even the most seasoned of hearts. That...

A Dog For Shelby

Tenaciously Teal's volunteers and staff have been heartbroken over Shelby's story, and will be meeting December 2nd at noon to 1 pm CST to make a determination how to best assist Shelby, most likely with a new dog plus care expenses. As some background to our organization, Tenaciously Teal is a...

Katrina’s Brave Shave & Empowerment Shoot

Just a few weeks ago I received an email from Katrina. Like most women facing hair loss from chemotherapy she was concerned about this looming reality. She was surprised when I told her this is one of the greatest concerns women face as they fight cancer. I remember during my...

Anna’s Fight with Breast Cancer

I have often said that being diagnosed with cancer welcomes you into a sorority you never would have chosen. Hearing the words " you have cancer" is devastating, life changing, and scary.  You can dwell on the hurt and pain or choose to look for the silver linings of cancer....

Acts 2 Care Pack Party- by Jennifer Wallis

When I first heard that the non-profit organization Tenaciously Teal was providing Care Packs to cancer fighters going through chemotherapy, my first thought was, “How can I help?” I have had several friends and family members who have been touched by cancer and I’ve seen the debilitating side effects of...

Roxane’s Brave Shave & Empowerment Shoot

Our passion project has really become helping women feel beautiful in the midst of cancer treatment. Through a party like atmosphere, Brave Shaves, help women feel supported with some fun in the midst of a hard decision. Afterwards women have the option for an Empowerment Shoot, which haveproved over and...