The Report | Issue 73
Why to Wear White

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Why to wear

WHITE

One Australian woman dies from
ovarian cancer every 10 hours.
Witchery and the OCRF are
fighting to make this statistic history.

EVERY WHITE SHIRT SUPPORTS VITAL
RESEARCH TO DEVELOP AN EARLY
DETECTION TEST.

Most women fighting ovarian cancer are being
diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease.
This fight is asymmetrical. Ovarian cancer’s
insidious nature puts doctors on the back foot.
But an early detection test could tip the scales in
the favour of women everywhere.

With the help of funds from initiatives like the
White Shirt Campaign, the Ovarian Cancer
Research Foundation is able to accelerate its
mission to develop this test, and appoint the
world’s most talented research scientists.

Our biggest ambition? To ensure that all
women have the greatest possible opportunity
to live a long, healthy life.

LUCINDA NOLAN

LETITIA LINKE

DR LOUISE STEWART

OCRF CEO

OVARIAN CANCER SURVIVOR

CHIEF INVESTIGATOR,
OCRF WITCHERY
RESEARCH FELLOW

“I wear a White Shirt because
I have experienced personally
the devastating impact that
ovarian cancer has on our
lives! I feel very privileged to
be able to devote my research
training to help provide
answers on how we will beat
this insidious disease.”

“I wear my white shirt
because - until 3 years ago
- aged 34 diagnosed with
ovarian cancer I had no idea
of the signs and symptoms. I
would like to raise awareness
for this horrible disease,
educate women to know
their bodies and help
fund research for an early
detection test.”

“I wear a white shirt to show
my support for the foundation
that funds my research. I
believe scientific research can
make a real difference. If we
can understand the causes of
ovarian cancer and identify
women at greatest risk we can
detect it earlier and ultimately
save lives.”