To honor all those affected by Ovarian Cancer. In honor of an amazing mother, sister, daughter, friend, and co-worker, DeeDee Ward-Wright, who passed away In October. 

DeeDee Ward-Wright 

To show our support for the families and survivors of Ovarian Cancer and to honor our mother. 

Participating the past 4 years – I love the community. From fundraising, volunteering, to becoming a Team Captain in honor of my mother. The 5K shows us all that we are not alone and we have such a beautiful sisterhood to support and lean on. 

One of the most emotional, yet fun days of the year. The 5K is a true representation of sisterhood. All women need to know the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

In 2022, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 uterine cancer. In the year that followed, I had a radical hysterectomy and underwent chemo and radiation treatments. I am now cancer-free, and feel that it is important to support the Teal Diva organization and their mission. While I had a wonderful medical team that took (and continues to take) very good care of me, I absolutely love that the Teal Diva organization recognizes the need to nurture the emotional and mental wellness of women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. 

Myself. My team is made up of family and friends that have supported me with prayer, love, and encouragement during my cancer journey.

It’s important to show up and walk at the 5K because it helps promote the awareness of gynecologic cancers, and helps show support for women, and their families, that have been impacted by these cancers. 

As a survivor, it is very empowering to be surrounded by all the strong Teal Diva women. Meeting new friends and walking together is both emotional and rewarding. 

The Teal Diva 5K is a great way to support a great organization!