Generate awareness of genetic testing as a tool to prevent cancer in the "at risk" stage.


Partner with a national lab to provide increased accessibility to genetic testing.


Generate awareness of prevention of cancer in the “at-risk” stage.


Providing information about the cancer risks of men and women with the BRCA mutation and how to Get Tested



The founder of Teal It’s Gone, Katie Brown-Maxwell, is a retired RN and a horsewoman.  Katie was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Primary Peritoneal Cancer (closely related to Ovarian Cancer) in 2012.  Through genetic testing, Katie has discovered she has the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genetic mutations.  This discovery will help guide Katie’s treatment as she still battles cancer.  But, equally as important, it has given Katie the information necessary to help prevent her daughter from ever experiencing the disease.

Katie attributes her high energy survivorship to her family’s support, her barn community’s support, and her daily interaction with horses.  Because of her ability to continue competing while receiving chemotherapy treatment, the Medical University of South Carolina asked her to participate in an awareness campaign regarding clinical trials for hard to treat cancers.

In 2013, Katie joined the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill team to pursue treatment options due to the hospitals strong affiliation with genetic research in the treatment of cancer.

My mom has ovarian cancer. I am 14 years old. I need my mom. She is BRCA 1 and 2 positive. I may be BRCA 1 and 2 positive making me 85% more likely to get breast cancer and 70% more likely to get ovarian cancer. When I am 18 years old, I am going to get genetically tested because my kids will need their mom, too..

"Get Genetic Counseling and Get Tested"

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Teal It’s Gone is proud to partner with Kailos Genetics.  Kailos is working with TIG to provide widespread, low cost cancer screening to individuals 19 years and older.  Please, click on this URL to make noninvasive, reduced cost testing easy!


February 2, 2016 By Editor

In 2012, Katie Maxwell began experiencing persistent abdominal pain and fatigue. At first she wasn’t too concerned. After all, as a highly competitive hunter jumper rider and trainer, she just thought it was a result of working hard to finish off the year of competitions....

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"A portion of the proceeds is donated to TIG"

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