Take part in the Hunter Blitz on Ovarian Cancer on World Ovarian Cancer Day or make a donation to support this event.
On Monday 8 May, the people of the Hunter Valley will join together to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and to support women battling the disease.
The event is being spearheaded by former federal MP Jill Hall who says she knows many women who have battled or been touched by ovarian cancer.
“The courage and tenacity of women battling this deadly disease inspired me, so much so that I decided to join the fight to find a cure for ovarian cancer and to support these inspirational women,” says Jill.
“I have lost friends and colleagues to ovarian cancer and each and every day more women are diagnosed and their prognosis is very poor. Last week I learnt that another friend of mine had recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“So enough is enough. It is time for us to join together and raise funds to reduce the impact and improve the outcome for women living with this insidious disease.”
This event is being supported by ABC Newcastle which has provided keynote speakers Jenny Merchant – the morning presenter on ABC 1233 while regular presenter Jill Emberson recovers from ovarian cancer – and ABC 1233’s sports reporter Helene O’Neill – a survivor of endometrial cancer.
Join the Hunter Blitz and enjoy a delicious luncheon at 12pm on 8 May at Brownsugar Bayview Restaurant on the corner of King Street and the Esplanade, Warners Bay.
In addition to the great speakers and lunch there will be raffles and silent auctions.
Trek for Treatment
You’re invited to join the Trek for Treatment – Machu Picchu Challenge, 9-20 March, 2018
Ovarian Cancer Australia has partnered with Inspired Adventures and is excited to announce our next adventure challenge. You will fly to Peru, and trek the spectacular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – considered one of the greatest treks in the world.
Over five days you will explore the high passes, mist-shrouded ruins and verdant valleys in the shadow of dramatic mountain ranges, camping under the stars at night.
By joining the trek you will raise vital funds that go towards support programs for women and their families who are affected by ovarian cancer and The Ovarian Cancer Clinical Quality Registry pilot program.
To find out more about the Trek for Treatment and how you can conquer Machu Picchu for ovarian cancer click here.
The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services announce the Third VICS Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 11 and 12 May, 2017.
Following the success of the two previous biennial conferences, the 2017 conference will provide a great opportunity for health services, clinicians, researchers and consumers to learn about current and emerging work being undertaken in the cancer sector and build connections across the cancer community.
The overarching theme for the conference is Optimal Care in Cancer and will cover a range of topics:
• Optimal cancer treatments.
• Primary care.
• Supportive care.
• Using research and data to improve services.
• Patient experiences.
• Patient-centered palliative care.