OVAR­IAN CAN­CER: HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIF­FER­ENCE

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Ovar­ian Can­cer Aware­ness Month of­fi­cially be­gins this month, and the Ovar­ian Can­cer Aus­tralia of­fice is a hive of ac­tiv­ity as we pre­pare for the busy month ahead.

At this time each year, peo­ple of­ten ask me: “How can I make a dif­fer­ence?” There are so many peo­ple in our com­mu­nity who are driven to take ac­tion for women liv­ing with ovar­ian can­cer and their fam­i­lies.

This pas­sion is a driv­ing force for Ovar­ian Can­cer Aus­tralia, and has proven to be in­cred­i­bly pow­er­ful over the years, both in rais­ing aware­ness and funds to sup­port women and save lives.

This Fe­bru­ary, if you’re won­der­ing, ‘How can I make a dif­fer­ence?’, I urge you

to join our won­der­ful net­work of com­mu­nity fundrais­ers and reg­is­ter to host your own Af­ter­noon Teal event.

Whether you de­cide to get friends to­gether for an af­ter­noon tea, host a movie night or head out onto the green for a golf day, ev­ery Af­ter­noon Teal event helps to fund high-im­pact re­search and

pro­vide sup­port pro­grams for women and their fam­i­lies, while also rais­ing aware­ness of ovar­ian can­cer across the coun­try.

If you can’t host your own event, there are many other ways to show your sup­port.

Buy and wear a teal rib­bon on Teal Rib­bon Day (28 Fe­bru­ary) or make a do­na­tion.

I also en­cour­age you to fol­low us on Face­book, In­sta­gram and Twit­ter to hear about our lat­est aware­ness ac­tiv­i­ties and help spread the word!

Warm re­gards,

Jane Hill, CEO, Ovar­ian Can­cer Aus­tralia

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