Oak Flats Newsagency is spreading HOPE for a brighter future for ovarian cancer patients and their families.
Victor the owner of Oak Flats Newsagency said he is more than happy to support such a worthy cause by selling the crochet Hope Bears for Rare Ovarian Cancer Inc- more fondly known as ROC Inc to raise money for vital ovarian cancer research.
Oak Flats businesses, community groups and the community have been such a great support since ROC Inc was founded in 2018 by an Oak Flats Mum because her daughter was diagnosed at 16 years old with ovarian cancer that had previously received no research.
ROC Inc initiated the research for jGCT in partnership with the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. The money raised going towards the world’s first and largest research for this rare ovarian cancer.
The Hope bears are crochet by volunteers and was started in WA by Vivienne MacCarthy diagnosed with GCT as a way to keep busy and raise money for much needed Granulosa Cell Tumour (GCT) research.
Local crochet volunteers in the Illawarra have been kept busy keeping up the demand for these cute and popular bears for local businesses.
What a special gift to give, a Hope bear, giving more than a gift that is creating HOPE for a brighter future.
The Bears two main colours are Teal for ovarian cancer and Golden/yellow for childhood cancer highlighting that females of any age can be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The youngest in Australia in the GCT research was diagnosed at 11 months old.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to towards our current target of $30,000 for an enhanced tumour DNA testing research click here Changing Lives Through Ovarian Cancer Research – Main Campaign – ROC Inc.
If your business would like to sell the HOPE bears or if you are interested in volunteering please
contact [email protected]