The TEALPOWER Message
and its Legacy.

In 2013, Alison Salinas was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She was 32. Alison was a doer and sitting idly by while going through treatment was not an option. The lack of information about cervical cancer inspired Alison to begin chronicling her cancer journey on her blog, Tealpower Canuck, which spread quickly through social media. She coined the term, TEALPOWER, as teal represents National Cervical Health Awareness Month in the US, which takes place in January. Alison never intended for TEALPOWER to become a movement, but it did. Her strength, optimism, and determination to beat cancer inspired everyone who loved her and many who did not know her.

Alison was a passionate supporter for the Ride to Conquer Cancer. In 2014 a TEALPOWER team was formed in her honour and in June 2015, the team rode again, and Alison was asked to be the guest speaker and share her story to over 4,000 riders (see video, right). She spoke about all the possible treatment options that could become available through the research that the ride funds; about what it was like to be cancer-free, only to have it return more aggressively; and about how she remained hopeful for the future. That day, Alison’s words and incredible spirit brought everyone in attendance together to rally for the cause.

In November 2015, Alison lost her epic battle with cancer. Surrounded by her loving family and friends, the last few weeks of Alison’s life is a testament to who she was. Alison was a lover of life. She lived fiercely, passionately, positively, and gracefully. And always with a smile on her face.

Alison’s goal was to raise awareness about the disease. The mission for awareness and education continues in her memory with an increased emphasis on raising funds for cervical cancer research. Now, the greater TEALPOWER goal is for Canada to officially observe January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and to ultimately, find a cure.

A Little Bit About Cervical Cancer in Canada:

  • - In Canada, 1,300 to 1,500 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and almost 400 women die of this disease each year.
  • - Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in Canadian women between the ages of 20 and 44.
  • - For every case of cervical cancer that is diagnosed and treated, there are between 50 and 100 women who are found to have cervical precancerous abnormalities.
  • - Approximately 75% of sexually active men and women in Canada will have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime. For some, this will lead to cervical cancer.

Source: Cancerview.ca

TEALPOWER Presents:
Highlights

Thank you to everyone that supported, donated to, and came out to enjoy TEALPOWER Presents: From Broadway With Love. An impressive $25,000 was raised for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the inaugural event.

From Broadway With Love.
A Review.

Hosted by Etalk’s Devon Soltendieck and Liz Trinnear, TEALPOWER presents: From Broadway with Love: A Night of Song to Fight Cervical Cancer features some of today’s top professional theatre performers. The audience will be treated to songs from the Broadway stage, as well as contemporary hits.

Doors open at 7:00 pm on January 25th and the show kicks off at 8:00 pm.

Performers Include:

  • Alana Bridgewater (We Will Rock You, Hairspray)
  • Laura Caswell (Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz)
  • Elena Juatco (I Love You Because, Les Misérables, Twelfth Night)
  • Jeigh Madjus (Le Cage aux Folles)
  • Julie Martell (Mamma Mia, Sweet Charity, Ragtime, Gypsy)
  • Marisa McIntyre (Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music)
  • Chris Ning (Jesus Christ Superstar)
  • Erica Peck (Kinky Boots, We Will Rock You, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown)

When the Show's Over,
The Party is Just Beginning.

The TEALPOWER party takes place directly following TEALPOWER presents: From Broadway with Love, featuring the music of Canada’s go-to guy for
party-rocking, Skratch Bastid.

The party starts at 9:30 pm.

VIP Show Ticket - $75

Admission & seating for From Broadway With Love, drinks & light fare, a teal cancer awareness pin, admission to the TEALPOWER party following the show.

General Show Ticket - $50

Admission to From Broadway With Love (standing room), light fare, admission to the TEALPOWER party following the show.

TEALPOWER Party - $30

Admission to the TEALPOWER party, entertainment to be announced.

Team #TEALPOWER

Team TEALPOWER is comprised of a group of people who have all been touched in some way by Alison Salinas. Family and friends who loved her and were inspired by her determination, strength, and incredible spirit. We are honoured to have known her and to have been part of her journey.

Riding For A Cure.

The 2016 Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® is an epic, two-day cycling event spanning over 200 kilometres throughout Ontario’s picturesque countryside. The money raised for The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® will benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.

This year, the TEALPOWER team, a part of Alison’s legacy, will ride once again to continue the fight against cervical cancer. The team members include:

  • Tyler Puley
  • Clarissa Salinas Moldawa
  • Neil Salinas
  • Kat Aptekar
  • Tesla Beard
  • Christopher Belanger
  • Brian Hildebrand
  • Eleni Tenuta
  • Amy Doary

Net proceeds from TEALPOWER Presents: From Broadway With Love will be donated to the TEALPOWER ride team. For more information or to join Team #TEALPOWER in this years ride, please visit: conquercancer.ca

Partying For A Cure.

The TEALPOWER event organizing committee thanks everyone for their generous contribution. The committee includes:

  • Tyler Puley
  • Clarissa Salinas Moldawa
  • Neil Salinas
  • Ashley Applebaum
  • Jennifer Corelli
  • Amy Doary
  • Gabrielle Free
  • Jenny Gleed
  • Jessica Gold
  • Amanda Rinaldo
  • Cheyenne Stodolny
  • Eleni Tenuta

Some Seriously Great People
Have Our Back.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for putting the POWER behind TEALPOWER.

TEAL Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

TEALPOWER Partners

Finding Your Way
Is Half The Fun.

Revival Bar
783 College St.
Toronto, On
M6G 1C5

revivalbar.com

And Never Forget

#LiveLikeAli