WHAT IS TEAM TEAL?
The WomenCan Team Teal campaign is a partnership with the Harness Racing industry in Australia and New Zealand. The industry’s advocacy and support of Team Teal is a significant contributor to fundraising for women with ovarian cancer.
The Harness Racing industry is proud of the contribution made by reinswomen and industry sponsors as it is one of the few sports with a balanced representation of women and men. This makes supporting ANZGOG to help women live better and live longer, very relevant.
From 1st Feb – 15th March each year, all reinswomen race in teal pants to raise awareness and much-needed funds for women with ovarian cancer when they secure first across the finish line. Funds raised support the Survivors Teaching Students Program.
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HOW TO SUPPORT TEAM TEAL
A big part of the success of Team Teal is the community fundraising efforts.
Here are some helpful ways to get involved:
- Sell Team Teal merchandise
- Host a Team Teal event
- Hold a bake sale or BBQ at your local club
- Admission by donations to your next race meet
Get Involved #Getrealsupportteal
WHAT FUNDS ARE USED FOR
Through the Team Teal initiative, the harness racing community is raising much needed funds for ovarian cancer research and awareness:
Funds raised from the Team Teal campaign will support ANZGOG’s education and prevention program – Survivors Teaching Students, bringing ovarian cancer survivors into the classroom of medical students to share their lived experience.
The funds further provide support for patients to access gynaecological cancer clinical trials, particularly in regional and remote areas, ensuring women have access to the best available care irrespective of where they live.
Racing calendars are being confirmed.
More information to follow in 2022.
Join WomenCan at the premier night of international trotting for ovarian cancer research, featuring the Lyn McPherson memorial ‘Breed for Speed’ series.
Among the thrill and excitement of world class racing, guests will enjoy a premium plated dinner, our special guest host and the opportunity to win incredible prizes at our live and silent auctions.
TIME: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
DATE: Saturday, 26 February 2022
DRESS CODE: Jacket and tie
Teal ties will be available to purchase at the event.
Bookings open from 1 December 2021.
TEAM TEAL HISTORY
The Team Teal campaign was created by Duncan McPherson OAM who lost his wife Lyn to ovarian cancer in 2010. In failing health, Lyn began fundraising for ovarian cancer research, an initiative that Duncan connected with his passion for harness racing, co-founding Team Teal with fellow owners and trainers, Michael Taranto and Jim Connolly.
The campaign expanded from harness racing in Victoria to New South Wales in 2016, to harness racing in all Australian states in 2017 and internationally to harness racing in New Zealand in 2018.
The vision of Team Teal is to continue to expand our collective efforts to help women live better and live longer.