OCA thanks Coles Queensland for their support
The team at Ovarian Cancer Australia thank everyone who has purchased Ovarian Cancer Australia merchandise from Coles QLD stores and to our partner Coles QLD, for their wonderful, ongoing support. This initiative raised over $76,000 to support women living with ovarian cancer.
Over the month of August, Coles shoppers from 178 stores around Queensland were encouraged to purchase a $3 teal ribbon or $4 pen, with 100 per cent of funds going directly to Ovarian Cancer Australia to fund vital advocacy, research and support for women affected by ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Australia CEO Jane Hill thanked the team at Coles Queensland for their support and every shopper who purchased merchandise.
“At any given moment there are more than 4,000 women in Australia living with an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Ovarian cancer’s poor survival rate coupled with a high recurrence rate means that nearly half the women diagnosed experience clinical levels of anxiety and depression,” she said.
“Women living with an ovarian cancer diagnosis can feel isolated and vulnerable. Like all of us, they are also dealing with the uncertainties of COVID-19.
“The funds raised by Coles in Queensland will help OCA provide vital resources and support services for women and their families who need access to our flexible support services and in-depth resources now, more than ever.”
Our partnership with Coles QLD began in 2014, in memory of Coles QLD team member Mary Waters who sadly lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer.