Team Teal is a fundraising campaign for womencan.org.au

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THROUGH SPORT, TEAM TEAL IS HELPING WOMEN WITH GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER

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TEAM TEAL IN HARNESS RACING fOR WOMENCAN

From 1 February to 15 March every year, the harness racing community in Australia and New Zealand come together to support WomenCan in the Team Teal campaign. Reinswomen race in teal pants to raise vital funds for ovarian and gynaecological cancer research and education programs. 

As part of the partnership with WomenCan, state HR bodies, and our major sponsor Tabcorp will donate a set amount for every race won by a female driver. Driver wins are represented in the Team Teal Tally on this page.

In 2024, we are proud to recognise that most HR states have extended the campaign’s reach to include female trainers and their drivers who represent them. We would like to express our gratitude to all female drivers and trainers who have engaged sponsors to further support their fundraising efforts.

We would also like to acknowledge all the harness racing clubs in New Zealand and Australia who participate in and support Team Teal through local events and activities.

Every year 8,150 ANZ women will be diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. Together through Team Teal, we are stronger in advancing research and saving lives.

2024 REINSWOMEN WIN TALLY

NEW SOUTH WALES/ACT
43 wins

$17,200
VICTORIA 55 wins $22,000
QUEENSLAND 24 wins $9,600
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 25 wins $10,000
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 21 wins $8,400
TASMANIA 2 wins $800
TOTAL AUSTRALIA wins

TOTAL NEW ZEALAND 33 wins $6,600

TEAM TEAL TOTAL wins *
*Includes Tabcorp's contribution

join team teal to support womencan

Are you a member of the harness racing community? Whether you are a reinswoman, a club member or just a fan of harness racing, you can still join the race for research as part of Team Teal for WomenCan!

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Are you a reinswoman or a racing club who would like to join Team Teal to raise funds for WomenCan? Register your fundraiser to get your community involved for this great cause!

Host a Frocks at the Trots party!

Flex your hosting muscles to gather your community for a FundRACING event! Don a frock or a tie, fundraise while having fun for WomenCan. You can fundraise your way and we have templates to help you.

Attend Night at the Trots

If you are based in Melbourne, don’t miss this fundraising gala Night at the Trots! Hosted by WomenCan, this event promises to impress with great food, cocktails, dancing, raffles and auctions with amazing prizes.

How it works

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Set up a page

Do it yourself or form a fundraising squad. By registering your fundraiser, you are joining WomenCan to fast-track female-focused cancer research.

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Use our default message or write your own why to share your fundraising page. Whether it is by SMS, WhatsApp, email or social media, you can hit your target faster by spreading the good word!

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Fundraise your way

Engage your community in creative ways! Think sausage sizzle, bake sale, or admission by donations to your next race. Get creative so you get more support from more people!

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WHAT FUNDS ARE USED FOR

Through the Team Teal initiative, the harness racing community and other sporting communities are raising much needed funds for ovarian and gynaecological cancer research and education programs conducted by ANZGOG:

Funds raised throughout the Team Teal campaign support ANZGOG’s research and education program – Survivors Teaching Students, bringing ovarian and gynaecological cancer survivors into the classroom of medical students to share their lived experiences.

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.

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. 

WomenCan aims to extend the Team Teal campaign to run throughout the year with other sporting codes.

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