Why Is Fitish Woman On A Mission To Save The Box?
Every day in Australia, four women die from a gynaecological cancer. 4 a day. Just think about that for a minute in terms of your immediate family and close friends. Sometimes statistics don’t mean much until you think of it in terms of your mother, your daughter, your sister, your Aunt or your bestie.
15 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer every day in Australia. There are seven gynaecological cancers – ovarian, uterine (endometrial), cervical, vagina and vulva, and two rarer pregnancy-related ones. Only 43% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will be alive five years from diagnosis. Endometrial cancer incidence has risen 22% in the last 20 years, in part due to increasing obesity, and is continuing to rise.
Long term weight management is what Fitish Woman is focussed on and is on the same page as ANZGOG when it comes to promoting the many health benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day.
Fitish Woman is all about empowering women with information to enable them to be the CEO’s of their own health. Taking preventative measures through healthy diet, exercise and lifestyle choices is one of the suggested actions, another is getting medical checks regularly.
There’s still a lot to learn to better understand, treat and prevent gynaecological cancers. Progress in improving survival has been slow due to lack of funding for research. Clinical trials are the best way to introduce new treatments and have the greatest potential to improve patient outcome.
Fitish Woman is keen to help ANZGOG (Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group) change this by funding research into new treatments and invites you to make a real difference to the lives of women with gynaecological cancer.
It costs as little as $1,000 to fund a woman onto an ANZGOG clinical trial, researching gynaecological cancers.
“Virtually every advance in cancer survival has been made on the back of clinical trials.” according to Associate Professor Alison Brand, ANZGOG Chair.
We have a wonderful opportunity at The High Tea of Hope hosted by Fitish Woman on July 30 to raise much needed funds for Save the Box. You’re invited to attend where you’ll enjoy a decadent yet healthy high tea (sugar-free, gluten-free and diary-free) as well as meet our Guest Speaker, Marie Chronopoulos, Author of Dare to Choose and a survivor of a rare form of cancer herself. Every person attending will receive a goody bag and there’s a glass of bubbly to enjoy on arrival.
You’ll also be able to see the very latest lingerie fashions for real women from Intimo, who, through their Check, Share #BEBREASTAWARE campaign encourage women to examine their breasts regularly, and advise their friends and family to do the same. To reinforce this message, every Intimo bra comes with an attached card that outlines simple steps to checking your own breasts. Women are encouraged to keep this card somewhere accessible, like on a bathroom mirror or bedside drawer.
Our generous sponsors have donated some fabulous prizes including 1 night’s accommodation at Capri by Fraser, Brisbane and $100 Coffee Club Cash from The Coffee Club which will be up for grabs in our raffle supporting Save the Box. Book your tickets for the High Tea of Hope before June 30 and you’ll receive 3 bonus raffle tickets in the draw, giving you extra chances to win.
Book your tickets at Sticky Tickets now!