Men Of Teal 2016 - 30 Days of Awareness
Hope for Heather selects 30 men each year to be men of Teal. Each day in September a different Man of Teal is featured with a photo and a message about their commitment to spread awareness. 30 Community leaders take the pledge to spread Ovarian Cancer Awareness
In celebration of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. They are equipped with symptom cards and ribbons and will spread awareness to their work and community circles for the whole month. Men of Teal - Spreading Ovarian Cancer Awareness to your community. Take a photo with your man of teal and share it. #MenOfTeal #mymanofteal
Twitter - @Hope4Heather; Facebook - Hope for HeatherBelow is the 2016 men of Teal.
|Sept. 1, 2016 - Bill Brazill
Village of Minoa Mayor Bill Brazill has joined the fight against ovarian cancer inspired by battles he has witnessed by loved ones fighting cancer. Read more . .
|Sept. 2, 2016 - Paul Michael Napoli
Paul is the Owner and Martial Arts Instructor at Five Star Martial Arts. His grandfather died after a battle with brain cancer before he could meet him.
Read more. . . .
|Sept. 3, 2016 - Noel J. Baker**
Noel is a Rehabilitation Construction Supervisor for Syracuse Habitat for Humanity. He's also a Ride Captain for Patriot Guard Riders NY and the president of SAVIN (Serving All Veterans In Need) NY. Read More. . .
|Sept. 4, 2016 - John Hunt**
John is the General Sales Manager for Movin 100.3/96.5, 92.1 the WOLF, 94.1/95.3/103.9 the Dinosaur and Fox Sports 1490 AM. Cancer has affected both his friends and family. John lost his grandfather to cancer at a young age. Read more. . .
|Sept. 5, 2016 - Matt Jarchow**
Matt is a reporter at Time Warner Cable News. Ovarian Cancer has touched the lives of important women in Matt's life, his grandmother. He is now on a mission to increase awareness alongside Hope for Heather! Read More. . . .
|Sept. 6, 2016 - Rick Roberts**
Rick is a longtime 93Q On Air Personality and the Assistant Program Director/Music Director. Many types of cancer have touched the lives of Rick's family and friends, and so, he is standing up to the disease in an effort to save lives.
Read More. . .
|Sept. 7, 2016 - Duke W Epolito**
For the past 16 years, Duke has owned and operated Rain Lounge at 103 N. Geddes St. in Syracuse. When he was 8yrs old, he lost his Grandmother, Rose Rosenfeld to Colon Cancer. "It changed my whole world. I watched what it did to my Grandpa, and Mother. Read more. .
|9/8/16 - Mike Jorgensen**
Mike is the Senior Director of Supply Chain for Charter Communications. Mike's loved ones have been touched by cancer. His mother had pancreatic-gallbladder cancer. Mike has been a longtime supporter of Hope for Heather. Read more . . .
|9/9/16 - Dash Henderson**
Dash is a Market Sales Manager at Lowe’s. As a child and young adult, Dash says he remembers thinking that people must only die of cancer. It seemed as though cancer was the main cause of death among loved ones and people he cared for. Read more. . .
|Sept. 10, 2016 - Stephen Wilkinson**
Stephen is the Regional Sales Director for Relypsa Pharmaceuticals covering the Eastern part of the US. He's currently raising ovarian cancer awareness I'm Sudbury, MA. Stephen has many loved ones fighting cancer. His aunt, who is a breast cancer survivor, battling colon cancer. Read more. . .
|Sept. 11, 2016 - Wayne Wagner***
Wayne is the Lead Minister of Liverpool Christian Church and leader of the PB&J 500 as well as other community service initiatives. Wayne's mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer, went through treatments, and is now classified as no evidence of disease. Read more. .
|Sept. 12, 2016 - Kevin Morrow**
Kevin is the executive director for public affairs strategic communications at Syracuse University and the creator & director of "Show Us CNY" community photography project. "My wife, Becky, has had two bouts with ovarian cancer and she has beaten it both times She is my hero." Read more . . .
|Sept. 13, 2016 - Chris Arnold**
Chris is an Employee Benefits Risk Manager with the Reagan Companies of Marcellus. Chris is the President of Paige’s Butterfly Run, Inc. and the Race Director of Paige’s Butterfly Run
"Our organization raises funds to fight pediatric cancer here in CNY, in memory of my daughter Paige. Read more. . .
|Sept. 14, 2016 - Jeff Yeomans**
Jeff, of Chittenango, is a sales rep and a proud Man of Teal. Jeff's paternal grandmother died after a battle with cancer. "Illness that occurs in a 'private area' has a level of stigma surrounding it. It is very important to raise awareness and remove the associated embarrassment. Read more. . . .
|Sept. 15, 2016 - Michael E. Speach**
Michael is the President of the Speach Family Candy Shoppe and if you've had a Hope for Heather chocolate bar made with delicious Speach Family Candy, you know his Man of Teal passion is strong! Michael has several family members and friends that have had cancer or that are going through treatments currently.
Read more. . .
|Sept. 16, 2016 - Mark Bell, Jr.**
Mark is the Director of Service & Procurement for Metro Mattress and be is the Lead Singer/Rhythm Guitar for The Side Project. Mark is honored to help raise awareness as a Man of Teal. With family and friends alike having been touched by cancer, Read more. . .
|Sept. 17, 2016 - Al Stirpe**
Al Stirpe is the NYS Assemblyman for the 127th District. Al knows all too well the fight for Teal as his mother has battled ovarian cancer. He's a proud member of the team and a part of the mission in raising awareness. "I want to do whatever I can to help push ovarian cancer research forward." Read more. . .
|Sept. 18, 2016 - John DeSantis**
John is the Executive Director of Believe in Syracuse an incredible organization that Hope for Heather hopes to work with even more! John has seen his beloved grandfather battle cancer and he's now learning about ovarian cancer. "If I can inspire one person to know the signs it would be more than worth it." More...
|Sept. 19, 2016 - Solon Quinn**
Solon is the Director/ Writer/ Photographer of Solon Quinn Studios.
Last year, while filming a video for Hope For Heather - Solon's grandmother was diagnosed with stomach cancer. "I had never before had anyone in my family afflicted with this disease. Cancer is both terrifying and heartbreaking due to its nature of unpredictability, speed, and severity." Read more. . . . .
|Sept. 20, 2016 - Allen LaVenture**
Allen is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Syracuse Silver Knights.
Ovarian cancer has not directly affected Allen's loved ones, however, two distinct times cancer has made an impact on his life. "First, as a teenager a very close friend whom I had played hockey with was diagnosed with and inoperable tumor and passed shortly after my 14th birthday. Read more. . .
|Sept. 21, 2016 - Kevin Holmquist
Kevin is an Onondaga County Legislator and a devoted supporter of Hope for Heather. Although, Kevin has not personally known anyone with ovarian cancer -- he knows just how important it is to raise awareness and save lives of women he cares about. He has proudly joined Men of Teal this year. Read more.
|Sept. 22, 2016 - Edgar Pagan -
Edgar is a Musician and the Band Leader for Grupo Pagan.
Cancer has touched a number of Edgar's family members and friends. Edgar has been spreading the message by handing out symptom cards and teal ribbons at recent concerts. Great music along with a great mission! Read more . . .
|Sept. 23, 2016 - Chino Ingram**
Chino is the Store Manager at Men’s Warehouse DeWitt. Earlier this year, Chino lost an aunt to cancer and the entire family saw the toll it took on her physically. "We all felt it emotionally. It was very difficult to see someone you love go through that type of pain." Chino is now on a mission with Hope for Heather. Read more. .
|Sept. 24, 2016 - Johnathan Rodriquez - Johnathan is the General Manager at Maplewood Suites and he's a welcomed addition to Men of Teal. "The sad reality is that cancer has affected everyone’s life in one way or another. I have experienced far too many friends and family members who have either had cancer and beat it, or lost the battle with it. Read more. . .|
|Sept. 25, 2016 - Jon Zeidman
Jon is a Syracuse graduate and is the Vice President of Development for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, the largest global organization dedicated to the fight against ovarian cancer, and one of the organizations fortunate enough to be a beneficiary of Hope for Heathers’ extraordinary fundraising efforts. Read more. . .
|September 26, 2016 - Ben Reilly
Ben Reilley is the Owner of Life of Reilley Distillery Distillery and Wine in Cazenovia. Different types of cancer have touched Ben's life and he's taken a step to raise join our mission as a Man of Teal. "I chose to be part of Men of Teal to bring awareness and funding to cure all forms of cancer that have touched so many people in my family and life."
|September 27, 2016 - Bernie Stanzione** Bernie is the owner and jeweler of Stanzione Wholesale Jewelers. Bernie has had many people in his life affected by all different kinds of cancer.
"I chose to be a part of the Men of Teal because I hope more women will become more aware of the symptoms and risks as well as taking the correct steps to detect and fight ovarian cancer."
September 28, 2016 - Duane Crapser ** Duane is an LPN/Scheduler at Oswego Home Health Care.
His family has been impacted by his grandparents - his grandmother with breast cancer, and his grandfather with prostate cancer.
|September 29, 2016 - Andrew Donovan ** Andrew is a reporter for NewsChannel 9.
"Unfortunately, watching a loved one battle cancer is something more familiar to me than others my age and took up several years of my childhood. When I was 15 and again 17, my mom waged a personal war against Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Read more . . .
|September 30, 2016 - Todd Ellis **
Todd is Executive Director of Syracuse Children's Theatre
I know two survivors of ovarian cancer, one the sister of my good friend Mike Finn, Katie. My brother recently survived prostate cancer, my father survived oral cancer, and I had a basil cell carcinoma removed from my nose in December 2014.