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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Help STOP the Silent Killer!

Ovarian Cancer is known as the silent killer, as it is extremely hard to diagnose because the symptoms are also common in women who do not have the disease.  As a result, only 20% of the 21,650 cases this year will be diagnosed early. Unfortunately, the remaining 80% will be...

Friends Turned Caretakers Extraordinaire

Debbie Attebery, Director of Imaging for SSM St. Anthony Hospital, oversees several departments including diagnostic x-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and a few others. One of her staff and colleagues, Shay Jones was the Manager of CT, and had recently been promoted to Director of Imaging for St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital....

Silent Symptoms of Cancer Treatment

Cancer fighters face many battles in their war against cancer. Everyone fighting cancer soon realizes that they are not just dealing with the disease itself.  Unfortunately, the chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation treatments that kill the cancer tumors and cells also affect healthy tissues or organs. This causes unpleasant side effects...

When you Share the Love…You Change Lives!

Amazing things can happen when two people simply come together to give and receive support and encouragement -- or to simply carry the message that even though one of them is going through a dark time, they are not alone.  Such was the beginning of an amazing friendship in 2017 between...

How your donation touches the lives of Cancer fighters

Donating your hard-earned dollars to help Cancer fighters is an act of great compassion and generosity that truly does touch and bless the lives of people struggling with this disease. Their struggles take many forms from overwhelming fear, feeling alone to losing their hair, which can be devastating. Here are some...

How to Support A Cancer Caregiver

Being a caregiver can be the greatest act of love and the hardest thing one ever has to do. There’s an endless number of things to deal with, such as doctor and treatment appointments, making meals, cleaning, coordinating services, providing daily care and medications--as well as giving emotional and spiritual...

An Open Letter To Our Donors

All of us at Tenaciously Teal are deeply grateful for and humbled by the time, effort and financial gifts you have so generously given to our mission. Because of your support and/or hard work as a volunteer, we have been able to reach out to more cancer fighters this year...