Men Of Teal 2017 - 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 Heather Below are the 2017 men of Teal.

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2017 Man of Teal - Corey Brais 2017 Man of Teal Joe Cavelli 2017 Man of Teal Josh Cradduck
Sept. 1, 2017 - Corey Brais
Meet Corey Brais, mobility consultant at United Mobility & Accessibility, Inc. From Corey: "My wife Christine passed away from ovarian cancer in February of 2015. Frieda Weeks asked me to be a Man of Teal. I accepted to help raise ovarian cancer awareness and its symptoms. I currently donate and walk the two main ovarian cancer events in the Syracuse area. . . .
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Sept. 2, 2017 - Joe Cavelli
Meet Joe Clavelli, a Production Assistant at NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse. Joe is also a student at  SUNY Oswego where he was inspired by the one and only Mighty Mary Gosek. Joe has long admired both Mary and Coach Ed Gosek's dedication to raising ovarian cancer awareness. . . .
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Sept. 3, 2017 - Josh Cradduck
Meet Josh Cradduck, Assignment Supervisor at Spectrum News Central New York/ Northern NY and President of Syracuse Press Club. Josh has been instrumental in making sure H4H has news coverage to raise awareness. Thank you for always making local TV... Teal!
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2017 Man of Teal Mark Fuller 2017 Man of Teal - Mark Nicotra 2017 Man of Teal - Eddie Jones
Sept. 4, 2017 - Mark Fuller **
Meet Mark Fuller, Chief Financial Officer at United Radio, Inc., and President, Vera House, Inc. Board of Directors. We're honored to have such a dedicated person like Mark join Men of Teal. When he puts his mind to something, he gives his all. Thank you so much for taking time to "tell a woman" and help save lives, Mark!
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Sept. 5, 2017 - Mark Nicotra **
Meet Mark Nicotra, Town of Salina Supervisor. Thank you, Mark, for making a difference in CNY and raising awareness with Hope for Heather! "This campaign has always appeared to be a great way to engage and educate everyone about ovarian cancer, and the symptoms and risks that are associated with it.
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Sept. 6, 2017 - Eddie Jones **
Meet Eddie Jones, News Photographer at NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse. The signs of cancer in Eddie's family started with him back in 2010 when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Later, one of Eddie's sisters learned she had cancer in her fallopian tubes. Like ovarian cancer, the signs of fallopian cancer went undetected because one of the symptoms such as bloating appeared to be common.
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2017 Man of Teal - Russell Wood 2017 Man of Teal - Bill Martin 2017 Man of Teal - Michael Desalvo
Sept. 7, 2017 - Russell Wood **
 Russell Wood, Volunteer Coordinator, Lake Effect Half Marathon. He's always answering the call to make a difference in the CNY community!
From Russell: "I lost a niece at 3 years old. She had a brain tumor that they traced back to my sister-in-law having Ovarian Cancer while she was pregnant. That was back in the 70's before it was screened.
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9/8/17 - Bill Martin **
Meet Bill Martin, co-owner of a family of wineries and distilleries. As you can see in the photo, Bill, and Montezuma Winery is rocking teal with a new Hope Rosé -- proceeds benefitting H4H. From Bill: "I lost my aunt last year to endometrial cancer. When she passed she made very nice donations to the Fulton Public Library, Golisano Children's Hospital and Oswego County Opportunities. I found it ironic that she didn't donate to research for the cancer that caused her death. 
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9/9/17 - Michael Desalvo **
Meet Michael Desalvo, owner of Hairanoia Salon. Michael lives in and operates a house of hospitality called Friends of Dorothy HouseFrom Michael: "One of my dearest friends Jolie Rickman, who was an amazing musician and songwriter, passed from ovarian cancer at the age of 34. She stayed a short while with us then went back to NYC and passed. We were with her when she died. So tragic and so young.
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2017 Man of Teal - Kaushal Manavati 2017 Man of Teal - Todd Cross 2017 Man of Teal - Chad Ramsey
Sept. 10, 2017- Kaushal Nanavati **
Meet Dr. Kaushal Nanavati, Integrative Family Physician, Director of Integrative medicine at the Upstate Cancer Center. From Dr. Nanavati:"I 've taken care of patients with ovarian cancer and have had friends and family affected by different cancers over the years including breast, colon, prostate, kidney, brain, thyroid, skin, oral, bone and lung cancer.
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Sept. 11, 2017 - Todd Cross ***
Meet Todd Cross, Vice President of Ticket Sales, Syracuse Crunch. We can't thank Todd enough for being part of Men of Teal. From Todd: "My paternal grandmother passed of ovarian cancer when I was still in high school and I remember the impact it had on our entire family (two sons, one daughter, numerous grandchildren...).
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Sept. 12, 2017 - Chad Ramsey **
Meet Chad Ramsey, Vice President, Policy, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance OCRFA. From Chad: "I havenít lost an immediate family member but Iíve lost many friends unfortunately. Since I became a part of this organization, Iíve seen far too many brave women struck down because of this terrible disease. Just last week a good friend of mine lost her mother to ovarian cancer."
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2017 Man of Telal - Paul Valenti 2017 Man of Teal - Jack Ryan 2017 Man of Teal - Win Price
Sept. 13, 2017 - Paul Valenti **
Meet Paul Valenti, Geddes Town Councilor. We're delighted to have Paul join this ovarian cancer awareness campaign. Thank you, Paul, for committing to raising ovarian cancer awareness and starting conversations with women in your many community circles. Change starts with each of us and our Men of Teal are taking that change to new heights. . . . .
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Sept. 14, 2017 - Jack Ryan **
Jack Ryan 93Q, midday personality on 93Q. Jack is using his voice to spread the message of hope and education. "When I was first asked to do this, I didnít think that I had a relative who suffered from Ovarian Cancer. It wasnít until I started sharing that my aunt and mother, of all people, reached out and informed me that my grandmother actually passed away from Ovarian Cancer."
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Sept. 15, 2017 - Win Price **
Meet Win Price, History Teacher, Musician and Singer/Songwriter, Director of Summer Youth Rec Program, Tutor. From Win: "Cancer, in its varying insidious forms has touched family and friends. I have lost several friends, family members, and a godmother, to cancer. I have family and friends battling cancer right now. My mother is a 50+ year breast cancer survivor!"
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2017 Man of Teal - Todd Robertson 2017 Man of Teal - Matt Capogreco 2017 Man of Teal - Sean Martinelli
Sept. 16, 2017 - Todd Robertson.**
Meet Todd Robertson, IT Project Manager and Race Director & Event Producer. Having Todd on board is simply awesome. As a Man of Teal, we know Todd is running with the message. . . From Todd: "A family member has had ovarian and uterine health issues that resulted in surgery.
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Sept. 17, 2017 - Matthew Capogreco **
Meet Matthew Capogreco, Upstate Cancer Center Program and Events Coordinator. From Matthew: "I am a survivor myself of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma along with several other family members, nine total, and we lost my father to it.
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Sept. 18, 2017 - Sean Martinelli **
Meet Sean Martinelli, Reporter at NewsChannel 9.. Sean has been the voice for many people in the community to share stories that may have not been shared otherwise. From Sean: "Several of my loved ones have been touched by cancer. Only through increased awareness and attention can we bring it to an end." Read More. . .
2017 Man of Teal - Billy Barlow 2017 Man of Teal - Dave Hanlon 2017 Man of Teal Ian Dwyer
Sept. 19, 2017 - Billy Barlow **
Meet Billy Barlow, Oswego City Mayor. City Hall will be lit teal from Friday night to Sunday night in memory of Mary Gosek! From Billy: "The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be common and silent so it is imperative to raise awareness and bring attention to this disease. . . .
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Sept. 20, 2017 - Dave Hanlon **
Meet Dave Hanlon, Realtor & Musician. Dave is known for his musical talents and abilities to captivate an audience for hours. From Dave: "Cancer has touched my life, my wife Winnieís and my family members. I lost my sister-in law, a couple years ago to cancer, and Winnie lost her mom to cancer back in 2000. I chose to be a part of the Men of Teal campaign, because it is an opportunity to [help] people become aware and [save] lives. It’s an honor."
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Sept. 21, 2017 -Ian Dwyer** 
Meet Ian Dwyer, Production Associate at ABC News and SUNY Oswego alum. Ian is helping take the message of ovarian cancer to New York City and into the newsroom of ABC News. rom Ian: "Cancer awareness is very important and the more people we have talking about it and fighting it the closer we will be to finding a cure . . . ."
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2017 Man of Teal - Jim Stocker 2017 Man of Teal - Frank Lazarski 2017 Man of Teal - Shamus Gallagher
Sept. 22, 2017 -Jim Stocker **† Jim Stocker Ė General Manager of the Holiday Inn Liverpool Ė Syracuse From Jim: "I am a survivor of cancer! Cancer entered my life and my childrenís lives 12 years ago. When I originally presented at the hospital, I was told I had 48 hours to live. I had the fight of my life and spent the next 60+ days in the hospital. .
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Sept. 23, 2017 - Frank Lazarski **
Meet Frank Lazarski, Former Director at United Way of CNY and an adjunct professor at Syrcause University. Frank has always supported the causes that mean so much to our community. Frank has taken the pledge to raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness alongside his fellow Men of Teal. Thank you, Frank, for spreading the message and changing lives! Read more. . .
Sept. 24, 2017 - Shamus Gallagher **
Shamus is a Liverpool High School senior and varsity football player. Thank you for taking the message to a younger generation and for committing an important campaign! From Shamus: "I am a Man of Teal in memory of my Grandmother, Regis Hazelmyer, who passed away in 2009 from Ovarian Cancer."
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2017 Man of Teal - Michael Weakley 2017 Man of Teal - Rick Policastro 2017 Man of Teal - Jeff Albro
Sept. 25, 2017 - Michael Weakley **
Meet Michael Weakley, a married father of three who lives in Liverpool and is the owner of Liverpool Redemption Center. From Michael: "For me, ovarian cancer has directly impacted our family -- losing our cousin Sharlene at the young age of 45. Becoming a Man of Teal and wearing the shirt has allowed me to spread awareness."
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September 26, 2017 - Rick Policastro **
Meet Rick Policastro, Operations and Logistics at Anheuser-Busch InBev In Baldwinsville & Professional Portrait, wedding and commercial photographer. From Rick: "I was asked to shoot the first Hope for Heather Breakfast at Tiffany's event. I wasnít educated at all on Overain Cancer. Within the first hour I was so excited to be part of this event. I found myself capturing the beauty of everyone participating. . . " Read more. . .
September 27, 2017 - Jeff Albro ** Meet Jeff "JD" Albro, a Photographer and the Owner of Albro Photography, a local Portrait Studio. . .Jeff: "I chose to be part of Men of Teal because I want to help spread information about this disease and what can be done about it in the memory of my mother-in-law, Sandra Conklin as well as my grandfather, Paul Albro. . .
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2017 Man of Teal - Keith Kobland 2017 Man of Teal - Ben Schechter 2017 Man of Teal - Jack Hasselaar

September 28, 2017 - Keith Kobland ** Meet Keith Kobland, a media manager with Syracuse University News Services. Keith also spent three decades as a Syracuse broadcast reporter at WSYR Radio, WTVH-TV and WSYR-TV before arriving on the SU Hill. Keith: "Why do I want to raise awareness about this terrible disease? Simple. Cancer sucks. I want to do everything in my power to bring an end to the pain, suffering, and mental anguish patients must endure."
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September 29, 2017 - Ben Schechter **
Meet Ben Schechter, Partner at Solon Quinn Studios. Ben: "There are a number of people in my life that have been affected by cancer, ranging from members of my family who lost the battle to Colon Cancer, to an Aunt who has survived Breast Cancer. "I choose to be a part of Men of Teal because as a friend and family member to some who are no longer with us, and to some who are still fighting, we need to shed as much light
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September 30, 2017 - Jack Hasselaar **
Meet Jack Hasselaar, an artist at Painting with a Twist in Dewitt. Jack: "My grandfather and best friend passed of lung cancer." "I was aquatinted with Heather Weeks and have many mutual friends. I love doing the Hope for Heather paint night every year as well."
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