TealFest is an organization created to raise funds for research and awareness of Canada’s most fatal women’s disease — ovarian cancer. The dedicated volunteers who support TealFest work diligently to raise funds to support this worthy cause. The main event held in late August or early September, is a music festival featuring mostly local entertainers who donate their time and talent. During the rest of the year volunteers raise money in a variety of ways including online auctions, eWaste events etc. All of the funds raised stay in Ottawa, and are donated to the Vanderhyden Laboratory at the Ottawa Hospital. Dr Vanderhyden is the Corinne Boyer Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research. More information is available at http://www.ohri.ca/profile/vanderhydenlab/profile
Ovarian cancer takes the lives of five Canadian women every day. There is no screening for ovarian cancer, and its symptoms are vague and often go undetected and undiagnosed.