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hcwcf is proudly supporting ovarian cancer australia

The 2019 HCWCF is proudly supporting Ovarian Cancer Australia! Each year around 1600 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in Australia - that’s around one person per meter of altitude for the height of Mt Buffalo.

A cancer that’s specific to women, often diagnosed late and desperately needing more awareness and support (just like women’s cycling!) - we felt it was the perfect fit for the HCWCF.

What can you do to support Ovarian Cancer Australia?

  • Make your ride count! Fundraise to support Ovarian Cancer through an Everyday Hero Campaign https://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/HCWCF

  • Cycle in “teal” on the Mt Buffalo Women’s Ride for a chance to win the Ovarian Cancer Australia Lycra Lunch Party “Terrific in Teal” Fashions on the Field Prize.

  • Buy a HCWCF jersey - $5 from each jersey will go to Ovarian Cancer Australia.

  • Purchase some raffle tickets from the Ovarian Cancer Australia Pop Up stall at the HCWCF Festival Hub

  • Read about the Signs & Symptoms and talk to your friends about it!

Ovarian Cancer Australia is the leading organisation taking action for Australians affected by ovarian cancer. We are committed to saving lives and supporting women through: providing specialised support services for women living with ovarian cancer, facilitating high-impact research to improve outcomes for women, and raising awareness on a national scale to ensure every Australian knows ovarian cancer. Together, we can make a difference.

As there is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, the best way of detecting the disease is to know the signs and symptoms:

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain

  • Persistent bloating

  • The need to urinate urgently

  • Feeling full after eating a small amount

Additional symptoms:

  • Pain during sex or bleeding after sex

  • Unexplained weight gain or loss

  • Excessive fatigue

  • Indigestion or nausea