Ovarian Cancer Australia’s ambassadors play a vital role in helping to raise awareness in the media and the community and promoting the work of Ovarian Cancer Australia.

We are very grateful for their valuable support.


Heather Hawkins

At 41 – with two teenagers and a contentedly unadventurous life – Heather Hawkins made a doctor’s appointment and was diagnosed with stage one ovarian cancer. The experience reignited Heather’s adventurous and invincible spirit. At 47, she pulled on an old pair of shorts and runners and struggled to the end of a 4km mothers’ day fun run with her kids. Five years later she has 17 marathons and three ultra marathons under her belt, including the North Pole Marathon and the extraordinary World Marathon Challenge – a gruelling seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. She topped that off by trekking 1700km in the thin air of Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail. And she’s only just getting started…

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Gai Brodtmann

Gai Brodtmann was elected the Member for Canberra on 21 August 2010. She has extensive experience in the public, private and community sectors. She ran her own small business…


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Alice Burton

Alice Burton is a television presenter based in Darwin in the Northern Territory. She currently co-hosts NT Nomad, a Channel 10 lifestyle program on the people and places of the…



Kelly O’Dwyer MP

Kelly was elected in a by-election in December 2009 at the age of 32 to represent the seat of Higgins, her local electorate, following the retirement of former Federal Treasurer Peter Costello.


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Dani Venn

MasterChef audience favourite Dani Venn made a big splash on our screens in 2011. The MasterChef judges were impressed with her knowledge of Asian flavours, skill in the kitchen and her…


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Madeleine West

Madeleine West first came to prominence starring as ‘Dee’ in Network Ten’s long running series Neighbours, for which she received a Logie Award nomination for Most Popular New…


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Melissa Marsh

Melissa Marsh is a veteran WNBL player for the Western Australia team, the West Coast Waves. Her natural talent, approach to on-court work and training, along with her leadership skills has led…


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Maria Hopes

As one of the many people in Australia personally touched by this insidious disease, I am grateful for the opportunity to help raise greater awareness, and in particular, help women understand…


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Tracy Collins

Tracy Collins came into the public spotlight as a contestant on the 2014 series of Masterchef. The mother of three shone on the program, making it to the top five and finals…



Karen Martini

Karen Martini is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. For the last seven years, Karen has been the resident chef on Australia’s longest running lifestyle television series, Better Homes and Gardens…


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Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently captains the Australian national team, the Queensland State of Origin team, as well as his National Rugby League club, the Melbourne Storm…


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Nicky Buckley

Nicky Buckley has come on board as an ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia, deciding to join the team after losing her mother to the disease…


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Monique Wright

Monique Wright is a Channel 7 presenter and also appears on the Daily Edition. She is delighted to be asked to be an Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia…


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Sophie Cotsis MLC

Sophie Cotsis was elected to the Legislative Council in 2010. Prior to entering Parliament, Sophie held a number of positions in the private and public sectors including working for an infrastructure…


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Sarah Hanson-Young

Sarah Hanson-Young is an Australian Greens Senator for South Australia and a passionate voice for change in the federal parliament. In 2007 she was the youngest person ever elected to the Senate…



Ann Peacock

Ann Peacock is General Manager of Community and Charity at Crown. Ann is the face and voice of Crown, both to the public and to the business people of Melbourne.