Jan was 31 when she complained of ‘pain’. 3 years later she died.
Helen was 46 when her daughter discovered a lump in her lower tummy as she was giving her a hug. 12 months later she died.”
Diane was 58 when she had an irregular smear and abdominal bloating.
2 years later, she died.
All of these women – my mum Jan, and the mothers of my dear friends Bec and Jackie – all had Ovarian Cancer. And they found out after it could be treated.
Currently, one Australian woman dies every 10 hours from Ovarian Cancer.”
Early detection of Ovarian Cancer could have saved my mum’s life.
And it could save yours.
Unlike some other cancers like Breast Cancer or Bowel Cancer, there is currently no simple or effective early screening method, which means most women diagnosed are already in the advanced stages of the disease.
What can we do right now?
Tomorrow, May 1st, 2013 is OCRF White Shirt Day, where Australians are urged to unite and wear a white shirt to shine the spotlight on this dreadful disease and show support to all. It can be any white shirt, any brand, any style – even a T-Shirt will cut it. It’s a simple show of unity and understanding about this important issue.
If you can, please, please make a donation directly to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. The link to donate is here.
Plus, to help raise much-needed funds to drive research into an early detection test for Ovarian Cancer, Witchery have teamed up with the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and are donating 100% of all gross proceeds from the sale of white shirts in store and online to the Foundation for a limited time. This year, Witchery have created seven shirts for women and one shirt for men. You can shop them online here.
And while it’s fab to share pics of gorgeous models wearing some of the shirts as a bit of inspiration…
…I thought I’d also get some people really special to me to model a few Witchery white shirts, in a more relaxed context (read: we got a little dirty…)
I’m super-keen to do all I can to stick around for my little ones, and I’m sure you are too. Let’s band together for their sake, and ours, to find a way to detect, and ultimately cure, this horrible disease.
Because it really sucks growing up without a mum.