Noel Jones are proud to work in partnership with Ovarian Cancer Australia to raise awareness of the impact of ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation founded in 2001 by people directly affected by ovarian cancer. The organisation provides support for women and their families, raises community awareness of ovarian cancer and advocates for improved services for women. The group aims to save lives and ensure that ‘no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone’.
Quick facts about ovarian cancer:
- 1,550 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year
- 1,200 women die from ovarian cancer each year
- Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of any female cancer and at this stage there is no early detection.
The partnership between Noel Jones and Ovarian Cancer Australia began after Noel Jones employee Miranda Bailey lost her mother Bev to the disease in February 2012.
"As an ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia I am blessed that my workplace has now chosen to support this organisation in honour of my mum. Mum fought the disease for 10 years and often reached out to OCA for support and also to offer her support to other women affected by the cancer. Ovarian Cancer Australia is an amazing organisation and we hope by donating funds that we can assist with financing research to find an early detection test and one day a cure. All staff members at Noel Jones wear their teal ribbon with pride and hope that they can help women by talking about what the ribbon represents.”
A key component of our commitment to Ovarian Cancer Australia is the donation of $50 for every house sold. By September 2014 we had successfully raised over $50,000 and in November 2015 we reached a staggering $100,000. Money raised will be put toward raising awareness of the disease, research and support for women who have been diagnosed with the disease.
Ovarian Cancer donation tins are permanently situated at each of our offices to encourage donations from the public and yearly staff ‘Afternoon Teal’ events are run at our offices.
If you would like more information on Ovarian Cancer please visit ovariancancer.net.au
Discover more about our involvement in Ovarian Cancer Awareness month - February 2017.