Today we are excited to start spotlighting some of our Charlotte 5K teams! These teams join us for all different reasons and we are excited to share a little bit of their story. There is still time to join these teams and the Teal Diva crew at our Charlotte race!

Shine on for Kristin

Why are you participating in this year’s Teal Diva 5K?

Our participation in the Teal Diva 5k this year is healing in a sense – seeing and joining others who are on this journey come together and being part of something focused on helping others experiencing cancer through a community of support, encouragement, and hope. We joined the walk in 2023 for the first time, and the experience affirmed that our participation in the Teal Diva 5k is how we want to honor Kristin’s life (and her birthday) each year- to be a part of the teal community and through this Kristin “Shines On”.  

Who are you walking for?

Kristin Brady. Daughter, Sister, SIL, Friend, Teacher, Artist.

Why do you think it’s important to show up and walk at the 5K

To be present is to be a small part of a bigger community committed to making a difference in the lives of Teal Divas and their families.  By being there and walking – each person joins this community and contributes to the goal of support and informing and educating others.   

What is your favorite thing about the 5K?

Being together with family and friends to show support, and hear the stories others share about how Teal Divas is helping and lift up those with ovarian and other gynecologic cancers.

What would you like to tell people about the Teal Diva 5K?

No one should have to go through this alone and the Teal Diva community is there for those who need it.  We remember our daughter sharing with us how hopeless and helpless she felt sometimes going through this. If we can make an impact in someone else’s journey while sharing the light of Kristin’s legacy, that is what it’s all about.

Teal Diva understands and is there to listen, provide help and support, and celebrate the wins. Truly..Teal Heroes!  

Team – Lynn Mangan

Why are you participating in this year’s Teal Diva 5K?

I will be a 6 year Ovarian Cancer Survivor July 20, 2024!

Who are you walking for?

Walking for myself, past women who have departed, those going through their journey and those newly diagnosed. 

Why do you think it’s important to show up and walk at the 5K?

I will always support the Teal Divas in any way possible. I love being as athletic as possible and share my passion for fighting!

What is your favorite thing about the 5K?

Getting together with men and women who support me in my life and seeing all the magnificent teams supporting others. 

What would you like to tell people about the Teal Diva 5K?

It’s an experience like no other.