Life for Shannon Routh is going super. With the combination of her determined attitude and “sunshiny” spirit, nothing can stop the Teal Diva. So how are things going with her organization? Let’s find out!
According to Shannon, this year “Teal Diva is off to a great start.” The organization has officially applied for non-profit status and is on track to fulfill their mission, once again, through actions such as: donating to research, highlighting smaller non-profit organizations, and raising awareness. Shannon has already spoken three times this year on behalf of Teal Diva, and hopes to “add more to the calendar.” (Need an excellent speaker who is both fun and inspiring? Ask Shannon! Contact her through the Teal Diva website today).
A golf tournament called “Golfing Fore Good,” hosted by Enterprise Rent A Car will take place on Wednesday, May 18th in Monroe, NC. Do you, and/or someone you know in the area, love to golf? Be sure to register; don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
In addition to Golfing Fore Good, there will be a bridal event hosted in Charlotte, NC by a local event planner. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Teal Diva. Shannon said that she and the Teal Diva team are “working diligently with other organizations, survivors, and caretakers to plan several events in August and September.”
As mentioned in the latest Teal Diva article, Teal Diva: An Update on the Diva, Shannon, her husband J.J., and two friends plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro later this year. To start off in the right spirit they will depart on National Teal Day. Their guide is from Charlotte, NC as well. He, too, is passionate about ovarian cancer awareness as he lost his wife to the disease only five years ago.
A goal for the future, Shannon says, is to create a video for those beginning, or going through, treatment for ovarian cancer. The video would serve as an inspiration to viewers. She also said that she would love to someday create a book that tells about her personal journey.
Inspired by Teal Diva? Great things are certainly in store for this amazing organization’s future. Want to learn more? Be sure to visit Teal Diva’s website where it will tell you all you need to know about the organization, as well as provide an opportunity through one of its tabs for viewers to make a donation. Also, be sure to check out the Teal Diva series. Show your support for teal today!
Abby Bryant is an intern with College Lifestyles™. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia College & State University®, where she was also the president of her sorority, Sigma Alpha Omega®. She is blessed to call Shannon a friend and is excited to hear about all of her adventures to come!