Tuesday, September 28, 2021
banner
Home /  Nation  /  Los Angeles-based The Teal Society launched in Doha

Los Angeles-based The Teal Society launched in Doha

Los Angeles-based The Teal Society launched in Doha

Tribune News Network
Doha
A Los Angeles-based organisation focusing on all matters related to gynaecological cancers held its official launch event at the Ritz Carlton Doha on the International Women’s Day.
The Teal Society, founded by Qatar-based behavioural therapist and entrepreneur Nicole ‘Nickii Jean’ Alexander, aims to raise awareness about various types of gynaecological cancers and build a community for those directly and indirectly affected. Alexander started the organisation after her mother had succumbed to vaginal cancer.
“We lacked education and resources due to the type of cancer and timing of detection. Because of the rapid growth of this illness, by the time we were aware, it was too late,” explained Alexander, whose main goal is to open a door for women on a global level to receive the resources needed when dealing with reproductive health.
The launch event brought together various inspirational women from all over the world to share their experience and expertise on gynaecological cancers and female reproductive health. The discussion panel included guest speakers, marketing specialist Zarina Mahomed, Co- Founder of Sensory Souk Alison Saraf and Ritz Carlton Doha’s Director of Spa & Recreation Kerry Vincent, moderated by Nicole Alexander herself.
The Teal Society will be providing chemo care packages for women going through chemotherapy as their first project of the year. They will also continue to build a community of educating women worldwide via events, conferences and providing mobile test screenings.
By launching in Qatar, The Teal Society hopes to introduce and normalise women’s reproductive health within the Arab world. Focusing on a platform based on education, early detection, regular check-ups and prevention and treatment plans, the organisation wants to encourage women in Qatar to take a more active role in their reproductive health, and eradicate stigmas surrounding this topic on a societal level.

Pages