Each year in Australia Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held in February to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and to recognise women, their families and friends affected by ovarian cancer.
This year is shaping up to be one of our biggest yet and we want you to get involved!
Know Ovarian Cancer
This February, Ovarian Cancer Australia is urging Australians to recognise the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, know their family history and know how to help through our Know Ovarian Cancer campaign. Only 43% of the almost 1,500 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year will survive. With no early detection test, it is so important that women know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and their family history.
Know the signs and symptoms
Know my family history
Know how to help
Know my story
Afternoon Teal Campaign
Ovarian Cancer Australia is asking you to join us in our efforts to raise awareness and funds to support women with ovarian cancer by hosting an Afternoon Teal this February.
Get your friends together for some sweet treats and great company to raise funds and share the symptoms and signs that all women should know about – your cake, cuppa, conversation and donations may just save a life.
Share your event using #afternoonteal #knowovariancancer and #ovariancanceroz and let us know what you’re doing!
For more information click here
Teal Ribbon Day: February 24th
Show your support for women living with ovarian cancer by wearing a teal ribbon on February 24th. Ribbons are $2. You can purchase your teal ribbon in-store at Chemmart Pharmacies and from Black Pepper stores. If you are in Queensland, you can also purchase your teal ribbon at Coles supermarkets.
Teal Ribbon Breakfast at Parliament House: February 24th
On Teal Ribbon Day we have the privilege of hosting a breakfast event at Parliament House, Canberra to not only mark Teal Ribbon Day but to share our Know Ovarian Cancer message.
Many members of parliament, as well as a number of our ambassadors, corporate supporters and women living with ovarian cancer will be in attendance.
WNBL Teal Ribbon Round: January 29th to the 31st
Basketball Australia and the WNBL will be holding Teal Ribbon Round from January 29th to the 31st. Wear your teal ribbon and teal attire to the event to show your support for women living with ovarian cancer.
For photos from all Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month events, please visit our Facebook page
How can you help?
Host an Afternoon Teal
Host an Afternoon Teal event to raise awareness and funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
For more information or to register head to www.afternoonteal.net.au
Head to your nearest Chemmart
Our principal partner Chemmart Pharmacies will be selling teal ribbons and pens throughout Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month as well as holding community events to help raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Show your support by heading down to your local Chemmart and purchasing a ribbon or pen, or by getting involved in local events held at your nearest Chemmart. For a list of Chemmart stores, click here
For more information head to www.chemmart.com.au
Worried about symptoms?
Know and track the symptoms of ovarian cancer by picking up a free Symptom Diary from your local Chemmart.
Or, you can download our Symptom Diary here
Head to your local Coles in Queensland
In February 2016 Coles will be selling teal ribbons across its 161 Queensland stores. Head down and purchase a ribbon to show your support.
Without the generous donations we receive from our supporters we couldn’t do the valuable work we do to support women living with ovarian cancer and to provide funding for research into this devastating disease.
Click here to donate.
Be sure to use hashtags #afternoonteal #knowovariancancer and #ovariancanceroz
Keep an eye out for us in the media during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!
Get an Awareness Pack
We have free awareness packs available to help raise awareness around the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and our Know Ovarian Cancer campaign.
If you wish to receive an awareness pack email firstname.lastname@example.org