ROC Inc Ride 4 Research 2022 – Rider Profile Peter Smith Peter Reaburn and I first met in 1977 on the beach at Coolangatta, while competing in the Queensland Surf Life Saving Titles. We discovered that we were studying Human Movement Studies together at University of Queensland and have been friends ever since. We played rugby and touch football together, surfed together, and went to each other’s weddings. After Uni, I became an Air Traffic Controller, working in Mt. Isa, Sydney, Newcastle, Archerfield, and Brisbane. I retired in 2014. As an ATC, I still was involved in sport and exercise. […]
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 […]
Four years ago today marked the start of Rare Ovarian Cancer Incorporated (ROC Inc) a journey to create a greater public awareness and research for Rare Ovarian Cancer. With no screening test for ovarian cancer, the symptoms are often vague and easy to dismiss. Our goal is to create a greater public awareness for ovarian cancer and its symptoms. In 2019 together with our research partners at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research we initiated the world’s first, and largest research for Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (jGCT) a rare ovarian cancer. In 2020, with the support of ROC Inc, Hudson […]
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 […]
Looking for FEMALE CYCLISTS wanting a challenge to join the ride. Aiming to raise over $100,000 for ROC Inc. to encourage more research into Rare Ovarian Cancers. My wife, Claire, and mother of our two daughters Rebecca (29) and Megan (26) has Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (JGCT). As you know, so little is known about Granulosa Cell Tumour (GCT). We are looking to ride road bikes from Canberra to Melbourne next April-May. My wife Claire has the dubious honour of being the oldest women in the world to have Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (JGCT), a very rare form of ovarian […]
As 2021 has come to an end we would like to take a moment to acknowledge and say thank you to our supporters, our family, friends, colleagues and our amazing partners. Everything we have accomplished is thanks to you. While we have more work to do for vital ovarian cancer awareness and research, we look forward to the year ahead. Happy New Year!