Each year in February Ovarian Cancer Australia runs a national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month campaign to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise funds for our programs. To view what's happening click here.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Each year in Australia Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held in February to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and to recognise women, their families and friends affected by ovarian cancer.
Throughout the month Ovarian Cancer Australia will be hosting a range of activities and events to raise awareness and funds for our support, awareness and research programs and we would love you to get involved!
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2014
To kick off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Old Parliament House in Canberra and Perth Concert Hall wasa glowing teal until February 10!
During February, we encouraged the community to host an Afternoon Teal® to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and obtain vital funds to help us work towards our vision to save lives and ensure that no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone. Events are still trickling in fir March and April!
Once again, Ovarian Cancer Australia partnered with Basketball Australia for the Wattle Valley WNBL Teal Ribbon Round February 7-9 and the Brazilian Butterfly Queen of the Lake fun run/walk on February 9.
Chemmart® Pharmacies also got behind Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month through their #colourforacause campaign. Chemmart® stores sold a limited edition nail polish pack throughout February, and encouraged people to get a manicure in-store for a gold coin donation.
Teal is the international colour for ovarian cancer and during February the community showed their support for ovarian cancer awareness by wearing a teal ribbon on #TealRibbonDay - Wednesday 26th February 2014. Even the Prime Minster of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott donned a ribbon!
For photos of our Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month activities, click here.