Our Mission 

The mission of Teal Diva is to celebrate victories, honor memories, empower women, educate the community and fund diagnostic research for ovarian and other gynecologic cancers.

 Our Why 

Our purpose is to encourage women to celebrate life. We advocate for young women and focus on life after cancer for survivors of any age.  As unbelievable as it is, there is currently not an accurate screening test for ovarian cancer.  We are committed to making a difference.  

 About Teal Diva  

Teal Diva was created in 2009 shortly after the founder, Shannon Routh, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “I struggled with relating to anyone my age, and support groups just weren’t my thing,” says Shannon.  Through prayer, many discussions with her husband and friends, Teal Diva was created. The initial goal of Teal Diva was for Shannon to meet one person who had a similar story as hers. Since its creation, she has had the opportunity to meet many young women affected by this disease.  “While I would never wish this disease on a single soul, I am blessed to meet so many wonderful people because of it”.  As Shannon evolves in her journey, so does Teal Diva. “I am able to take my experiences and stories from those I meet and put it back into Teal Diva.  It is my goal for those affected by this disease to have a sense of belonging.  If we can’t find it, we will create it.”



When I was diagnosed, I received all sorts of advice. Advice like…it’s all about your attitude. One friend even told me, who cares how you spell it or say it. Don’t dignify this disease by spelling it correctly…it’s OK to color outside the lines when you have {k}ancer. That advice kind of stuck with me as I went through treatment and still stays with me today. 


However you want to look at it…YOU are a fighter…YOU are a survivor…YOU are a woman who has earned the right to spell it and say it any way you like. You have earned the right to color outside the lines.

 How Do YOU Spell {K}ancer! 

Teal Diva is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Teal Diva are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes. There are no donation limits or restrictions on contributions to Teal Diva.

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