Hope For Heather - Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Central New York, Syracuse, North Syracuse, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Utica, Oswego, Cortland, Marcellus, Solvay, LaFayette, Fulton, Mexico, Parish, Rome, Sylvan Beach, Brewerton, Central Square
Hope for Heather is a 100% volunteer organization; We are so proud of what our volunteers have accomplished in Central New York; Excited about the future!

Teal Ribbon Run Banner

8th Annual Teal Run Results

Top Finishers Overall
Male: John Copp - 16:39 - Minoa, NY
Female: Heather Webster - 18:06 Rochester

Top Fundraisers: Frank Smith, Carolyn Cardos, Jennifer Hanna, Tawn Campolelti
Event Raised Over $75,000 Ovarian Cancer

Top Teams: Five Star Martial Arts; Flo with Mary's Mighty Team of Teal, New Chapters.

Teal Run Photos by Mark V

Teal Ribbon Run More Info | Results of 5K Run | Donate

Dedication of the Angel Fund Awareness at the NY State Fair
. August 25 thru September 5, 2016 - Hope for Heather volunteers will be spreading awareness at the Great NY State Fair. We expect to distribute 50,000 teal ribbons and symptom cards this year. Visit our booth in the Science and Technology building. Get a ribbon and a symptom card to share awareness with friends in your network.

Sisters in Strength Group Sisters in Strength
. Sisters in Strength monthly sessions support women during and beyond cancer treatments. Suvivorship sessions address topics pertinent to women living with cancer. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Susan Segreti, Advanced Oncology Practitioner. Women meet in a safe and confidential setting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Extended Stay and Suites on 7th North Street in Liverpool. This group is open to all female cancer survivors.

Dedication of the Angel Fund
Care Baskets for Survivors
. Hope for heather supplies baskets of care items for survivors of gynecologic cancers. This baskets include many of the items that cancer survivors in treatment need and appreciate. You can help us expand this program by sending an email (support@hopeforheather.org) with the name of a friend you know is a newly diagnosed patient. Or you can participate by donating personal items or money to purchase supplies. If you would like to donate to this fund, please add the memo to your check or credit donation "Care Baskets for Survivors."

Dedication of the Angel Fund
50K TEAL Ribbons for Awareness
. Hope for Heather needs 50,000 TEAL ribbons to encourage ovarian cancer awareness. Help us get the conversation started by hosting a TEAL ribbon party. Have some girl friends over for tea and conversation. All materials and instructions are provided. Contact support@hopeforheather.org Details: www.hopeforheather.org

Dedication of the Angel Fund $25,000 for Local Support
. Heather's Angel Fund at Upstate Cancer Center - January 2016 Syr. - Hope for Heather, Ovarian Cancer Alliance of CNY, updates Heather's Angel Fund grant, at the New Upstate Cancer Center. H4H donated another $5,000 toward their pledged $25,000 for patients and family members to cover extra costs of treatment, not covered by medical insurance: meal vouchers, parking, personal care, gas card. President Frieda Weeks with Gary Weeks presented the check to Terry Toscano Shenfeld of the Foundation for Upstate Medical University

Hope for Heather presents check to OCRF Grant 2015

Teal Gating with the Syracuse Crunch

TealGate for Ovarian Cancer at the Syr. Crunch
Join the Teal Gating Party with Hope for Heather at the Syracuse Crunch Garme on January 16, 2016. The party begins at 6PM and the game starts at 7PM. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins will join the home town Crunch to continue a heated rivalry for position and bragging rights.

Special ticket cost for ovarian cancer supporters $17 with $3 going to Hope for Heather as a donation.
Pre-order tickets by calling Alicia Priest at 315-473-4444 ext 10

Arena Directions:

Syracuse Crunch Home Page

3rd Annual TealGate

3rd Annual TealGate - Oswego Lakers Hockey

Join the Oswego State Lakers Mens and Wowens hockey teams, Coaches Care and Hope for Heather to spread Ovarian Cancer Awareness in CNY.
   -  Saturday, December 5th, 5 to 6:30pm
    at the Marano Campus Center Ice Arena | area map |

Mens hockey tickets for Dec 5th 7PM against Fredonia
Womens hockey tickets for Dec 5th 3PM against Neumann

    Go Lakers - Teal Gate Dec 5th

Random Act of Kindness Random Act of Kindness - Spreading Hope - Love
We celebrate the life of Heather Weeks, who left for heaven on November 14, 2008. Heather was a beautiful and caring woman. We ask that you do a random act of kindness on this day to celebrate her memory and life. You can demonstrate to others the power of giving, unconditionally; to show the community that Love, Hope, Family, random sharing is the foundation that drives your existence. Neighbors helping neighbors is the concept that built this nation.
Pay the toll for the car behind you. Purchase coffee for someone in line. Stop the car and give a homeless person water and a breakfast bar. Help someone with a disability. Visit someone in a nursing home.
You will be reminded how great you feel as you give. Then, please share how you performed your Random Act(s) of Kindness on the Random Act of Kindness facebook in Heather's memory - we love reading everyone's posts! It really helps brighten a long and dark day. Thanks

Holiday Shops 2015

2015 Holiday Shoppes - Sharing Hope in CNY!

The Junior League of Syracuse is thrilled to host the 20th annual Holiday Shoppes in November! We invite you to enjoy boutique shopping at its best at the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds.
   -  Friday, November 13th, 10am to 7pm
   -  Saturday, November 14th, 10am to 6pm
   -  Sunday November 15th, 12pm to 5pm

Holiday Shoppes tickets are available for purchase at all Price Chopper locations and online on the JLS website.

1st Annual Teal Walk for Hope Thanks to everyone for an excellent new event for the Rome chapter of Hope for Heather.

Teal Ribbon Walk for Hope 2015.

See you Sept 10, 2016 for the 2nd Annual Walk for Hope.

7th Annual Teal Ribbon Run

7 th Annual Teal Ribbon 5K Run & 3K Walk

Date September 19, 2015
Weather = Sunny and Warm 89 degrees
Attendance = 1003
Fund Raising = 62,832
5K Winner Male = Joe Woodworth
5K Winner Female = Heather Webster
Top Individual Fundraiser = Frank Smith
Top Team Fundraising = Flo with Mary's Miighty Team of Teal
Teal Dash for Kids = 77 crossed the finish line

Thanks to everyone for a great event see you Sept 24, 2016

Turn the Palace Teal

3rd Annual Turn the Palace Teal Night - Saturday August 15, 2015
  - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night at Oswego Speedway
  - Raffles, ribbons and symptoms cards available
  - Aug 15th - We are raffling a quilt made of race car T-shirts. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for a fan to have a piece of the track to cherish for years to come!!
  - Aug 1 and Aug 8th, we are raffling 10 seats in the VIP booth! Only 20 tickets will be sold. Each ticket costs $50. Last year these VIP tickets sold out early.
Fans can make a difference:
 *Aug 15th - TEAL Flash Mob!! We would love to have everyone dance with us in a flash mob during the autograph session on August 15th. Look for details at our booth on Aug 1st and Aug 8th.
  -  We are sellng Teal t-shirts on Aug 1st and Aug 8th in the pits and in the grandstands. Purchase yours to help Turn the Palace Teal on Aug 15th!
  - If you would like to pre-order a t-shirt please contact cathie@topstitch.com
  - On Aug 8th we will have "Teal There’s A Cure" car stickers for every race car. We will be passing them out in the pits. See Mary Gosek to get your sticker and help turn the palace teal.