11-month-old baby Neve’s ovarian tumour was bigger than a softball. Imagine being diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a baby. Unfortunately, this was the confronting reality Neve and her parents Jo and Zoe found themselves in on August 1, 2014. Aged just 11 months old, Neve was diagnosed with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (jGCT) – a recurrent, incurable ovarian cancer that has no effective treatments available post-surgery. Most people associate ovarian cancer as a disease affecting adult women. Few people know that ovarian cancer can be diagnosed at any age and affects females of all ages. So little is known about […]
Easter rock painting idea that is all heart and perfect for hiding, gifting or decoration. While we are practicing Social Distancing at this time there are still ways to be creative and support Rare Ovarian Cancer Incorporated (ROC Inc.) with their community awareness program on Facebook group Rock for ROC and using the Instagram #RockforROC This group paints rock and hides them in the #community to be found with an awareness message on the back. ROC Inc has been raising money for research into a Ovarian cancer. The youngest in Australia in the research diagnosed at 11 months old […]
The ROC Inc. family and community are devastated by the loss of a very special person Maree Prentice.
The ROC Inc family and community are devastated by the loss of a very special member of ROC Inc, Maree Prentice. Maree was a founding Director of ROC Inc. and active fundraising committee member. Her commitment and passion to raise awareness and to help raise much needed research funding for ovarian cancer was unwavering even as she went through her own treatments for ovarian cancer. Maree supported and shared her knowledge with so many that were on their ovarian cancer journey . She shared her energy and vibrant nature with everyone that was lucky enough to meet her. Our thoughts […]
Show your support for ovarian cancer awareness and buy an awareness pin $4.00 each. Why not get your workplace, family or friends involved and get a box of 20 to sell. All money raised going toward our funding efforts to raise $30,000 for enhanced tumour DNA test for a rare ovarian cancer Granulosa Cell Tumour (GCT). Order yours now!
February is ovarian cancer awareness month, it is an important time at Rare Ovarian Cancer Inc. (ROC Inc), we are passionate about bringing more attention to awareness and to highlight why funded research is so crucial. Ovarian cancer affects females of all ages from babies to post-menopausal women. Have you or someone you care about been impacted by ovarian cancer? Sharing your experience and knowledge with others can have a big impact. You can play an important part in raising awareness in your community about ovarian cancer to help we have created free printable resources posters, bunting and awareness ribbons […]
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 […]