The Karen Collins “Un-Teal” There is a Cure foundation was established in 2012 to promote ovarian cancer awareness and raise money for life-saving research. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax-deductible. All proceeds are donated directly to non-profit and research organizations working with cancer patients.
Our organization has a close relationship with Dr. Matthew Block at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Dr. Block is actively researching ways to improve the immune response to cancer. A summary of his research and focus can be found by visiting the Mayo Clinic website.
Each year the organization hosts a sporting clays tournament (May), a golf tournament (September) and a Casino Night among other events. For more information about these events please visit the event pages.
Since 2012, our organization has donated over $754,000 to life-saving research programs! We are so thankful to our wonderful sponsors, golfers, shooters and volunteers that make these events such a great success.
Without your support, we would not be able to support these research efforts.
Karen Collins “Un-Teal” There is a Cure Board of Directors
The “Un-Teal” board is comprised of dedicated individuals working together to raise money for ovarian cancer reserach.
Pictured from L to R: Carrie Brisendine, Nancy Hoover, Laura Davis, Ashley Spinelli, Mike Collins, Jennifer Palmer, Wanda Detwiler, and Kristen Stone
Karen Collins and Mike Collins
Karen and Mike founded Un-Teal in 2011 after Karen was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer. Until her passing in February 2016, Karen served as Un-Teal’s president, working to help others and while supporting cancer research.
Mike carries on Karen’s legacy and passion to find a cure. He makes the key decisions for the charity with the mission of hope with research in mind. He continues to drive awareness and funding to end ovarian cancer for good.
Secretary and Treasurer
Ashley is the Treasurer for Un-Teal. She manages all of the finances and budgets for the organization. She is an active board member and passionate about the mission behind Un-Teal.
A two-time ovarian cancer survivor, Laura is in charge of recruitment and all volunteer activities for Un-Teal. She’s an invaluable source of first-hand knowledge of how ovarian cancer affects woman on different levels.
Jennifer is the research liaison for Un-Teal. She has extensive experience in coordinating non-clinical and clinical drug trials for cancer treatments, including those for ovarian cancer. She directs donations from Un-Teal to facilities that can best use the funds.
Nancy began volunteering at the Un-Teal events when her aunt was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. As a board member, she brings a wealth of knowledge from her years of experience in the non-profit section and has been key in developing Un-Teal’s awareness and fundraising strategy.
Kristen has worked with the Un-Teal board since its inception. She coordinates marketing efforts and event planning for the organization. She’s incredibly passionate and continues to honor Karen’s memory through her work.
Carrie, pictured here with her cousin, joined the “Un-Teal” board in 2019. She is a wonderful asset in event planning and day of coordination. Carrie is also a strong adovate for “Un-Teal” in the community!
Wanda joined the “Un-Teal” board in 2019 after volunteering for several years. Wanda lost her mother to ovarian cancer and is passionate about raising awareness for this disease!