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I work as a Film Producer and Actress but feel very passionate about the topic of Women's Health.
I feel honoured to have this opportunity because it allows me to follow a passion of mine, which is doing something for charity.The charity of choice for the MRS Australia Quest is Ovarian Cancer, a cancer that affects so many women in Australia.
I am aiming to raise as much funds and awareness by the end of March 2014.
I have created this page to help raise funds but I will also be hosting events and other fundraiser activities.
How can you help
- Cash Donations on this page - to go to Ovarian Cancer
Apart from this page:
- Small gifts for attendees of any of my fundraiser events
- Small gifts I can give as incentives for cash donations
- An opportunity to host an event for “other circles” (venue, food sponsor, other ideas for events)
- Media / Other Publicity Opportunities to create awareness
- Any other suggestions welcome
Thank you in advance!
What you'll get in return
- My appreciation and the chance to support the cause.
- Your logo will be printed in our Magazine for any cash donations over $100.
- Your name will be printed in our Magazine with a "thank you".
- A thank you on my Facebook page, fundraiser page and any possible media articles and interviews.
- Any of the other incentives listen at the incentives page.
About Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecological cancer deaths in Australia. Each year more than 1200 Australian women are diagnosed with 800 women will die
On average 3 Australian women are diagnosed every day. Approximately 75% of women are diagnosed at an advanced stage, where the cancer has spread and is difficult to treat successfully. Currently only 40% of women diagnosed with ovarian can-cer will be alive five years after diagnosis.
If ovarian cancer is diagnosed early, up to 80% of women will be alive and well after five years.
The four most commonly reported symptoms are:
Increased abdominal size or persistent bloating
Unexplained abdominal or pelvic pain
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Needing to urinate often or urgently
Some women experience additional or different symptoms. You should let your doctor know if you have any other symptoms that are not usual for you these may include:
Changes in bowel habits
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Indigestion or nausea
The majority of women who experience these early symptoms do not have cancer. However, it is important that you seek medical advice if the symptoms persist. IF YOU HAVE THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR GP.
Every woman with ovarian cancer is treated as an individual case, depending on the stage of the disease and other personal factors. It is therefore very difficult to give a general prognosis.If the cancer is diagnosed and treated early, between 80-100% of patients will survive for more than five years. But only approximately 30% of women diagnosed at advanced stages will survive for more than five years. See 'How is Ovarian Cancer Treated?' for further information about survival rates.
The five year survival rate for Australian women with ovarian cancer is only about 40%
In comparison, the five year survival rate for breast cancer is about 88%
THERE IS NO SCREENING TEST FOR OVARIAN CANCER. A PAP TEST IS USED TO DETECT CERVICAL CANCER IT DOES NOT DE-TECT OVARIAN CANCER. THIS IS A COMMON MISUNDERSTANDING BY A LOT OF WOMEN AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE EDUCATE WOMEN ABOUT THIS.