My mum (Norelle) recently passed in 2010 from ovarian cancer. To honour her memory Vibrabody will be holding an annual "Crunch for the Cure" team situp relay fundraiser on her birthday.
Our First "Crunch for the Cure" team situp relay was held on Tuesday 16th November 2010 at the Brighton studio. 5 teams battled it out for the cause and everyone had a great time.
2012 will see the "Crunch for the Cure" go national with WBV Studios everywhere raising much needed funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is one of the most serious forms of cancers affecting women. Every year approximately 1200 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, most of them with an advanced stage of the disease.
This means: - On average 3 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every day - 1 in 90 women have a chance of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime - 9 out of 10 cases occur in women over the age of 40 - One Australian woman dies every 10 hours
The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) was established in May 2000 and led by eminent gynaecological oncology specialist, Chairman/Co-Founder Associate Professor Thomas Jobling and CEO/Co-Founder Liz Heliotis. It has developed to become one of Australia's pre-eminent bodies supporting ovarian cancer research programs that occur nationally, and are focused upon the understanding of the causes of ovarian cancer, its early detection and improving patient survival.
A gynaecological cancer, cancer of the ovaries is one of the most common cancers affecting women and is often detected in the advanced stage of the disease, resulting in a high mortality rate. This is because the symptoms of ovarian cancer are not recognised immediately. Once diagnosed, treatment will usually include surgery and chemotherapy, depending on the stage of the cancer at diagnosis.
One goal of the OCRF is to improve the mortality rate and long-term survival rates for ovarian cancer. This may be achieved by the development of an early detection program, which is the focus of much of the ovarian cancer fundraising activities of the OCRF and by raising community awareness.