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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

February Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each year in Australia around 1,815 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In most cases the cancer will be diagnosed at an advanced stage, where it is very difficult to treat.

That is why we're committed to ensuring that every Australian knows more about ovarian cancer and its early symptoms.

We need progress. Let's get vocal this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Our priorities during OCAM:

Educate. Only 31% of Australians know that ovarian cancer has the poorest survival rate of any female cancer in Australia. This devastating disease suffers from a lack of awareness and progress, we will continue to spread evidence based information every Australian should know about this disease.

Advocate on behalf of those impacted by ovarian cancer for more research funding, better laws and policies, greater access to affordable treatment options and ultimately better outcomes for all those affected.

Elevate the voices of women impacted by this disease by sharing their stories, their real life experiences and getting these stories in front of as many eyes and ears as possible.

And of course we can't do any of it without raising funds to ultimately change the future.

Turning February Teal.

We’re calling on our community to get your ribbons out and wear them proudly on February.

‌Wearing your teal ribbon every day will start conversations that change lives, it will increase awareness of the disease and it will help raise funds to support people affected by ovarian cancer.

Buy a ribbon through our website or at your nearest participating Terry White Chemmart and help us turn February teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Giving Day, February 28th.

Our annual Giving Day took place on Wednesday 28th February.

Thanks to your remarkable support, we not only achieved our initial fundraising target, but also surpassed our bonus goal- raising over $500,000.

Watch the video below to learn more about Georgie's story, who was featured for this year's Giving Day.

How You Can Get Involved

Donate This Giving Day

Every dollar you donate will be matched this February 28th. Funds raised will ensure we can continue running our vital support programs.

Shop from OCA

Purchase your teal ribbon  and wear it all month to spark life changing conversations throughout OCAM.

Host A Teal Tea

Register and host a picnic, high tea or even a BBQ with family & friends to raise funds for those affected by ovarian cancer.

Raise Awareness

You can get involved by raising awareness. Use some of our ideas below to help you get started.

Download Social Assets

Share these facts with your audience to help spread awareness and raise funds.

Wear Your Ribbon

‌Wearing your teal ribbon every day will start conversations that change lives, increasing awareness of the disease and help raise funds to support people affected by ovarian cancer.

Partner Initiatives this OCAM

Our generous partners ran some incredible initiatives in support of OCAM:

50 Cent Program

TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC), has collaborated with over 27 brands to help raise funds for OCA, still ongoing past OCAM!

Over the next few months, when you see the 50c OCA symbol on a product, 50c of the purchase price will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia.


Blouses & Scarves were back

This OCAM Black Pepper continued their empowering Women Supporting Women campaign for 2024. Stores hosted fundraising morning teas and contributed $10 from the purchase of 2 different designed OCA blouse and scarfs as well.

Tote Bags

Carry the change by purchasing a Hairhouse x OCA tote bag for $5 in-store or online. Still available after OCAM!

Not only will you be getting a stylish and eco-friendly accessory, but you'll also be contributing to a great cause with 100% of profits being donated to OCA.

$2 from each order to OCA

Wynstan is at it again, spreading kindness in a big way! Wynstan pledge to donate $2 from each and every order placed with their business for the whole entire year - even after OCAM!

2024 Parliamentary Breakfast

This year, our 2024 Parliamentary Breakfast is being held February 6th. 

This annual event is an important opportunity for Ovarian Cancer Australia to advocate for large scale ovarian cancer funding and elevate the stories of those impacted to the national agenda.

Watch Previous Parliamentary Breakfasts

Acknowledgement flags

Ovarian Cancer Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where our office is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.