Looking for FEMALE CYCLISTS wanting a challenge. One 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. We are looking for riders to join us. See details on the image below. We need a commitment by October 30 this year to engage with the ride. PM me or […]
What can you suggest that starts with A? For me it’s Awareness, understanding the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer are so important for everyone to know and recognise. Maybe for you it’s an apple or an anchor. I look forward to seeing your “A” theme rocks up on the ROCKFORROC page this next week. Want to join in with the fun? Then head over to our rock painting group on Facebook Rock for ROC
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of supporters, individual, families, corporate and community groups helping raise so far over $28,000 for research. We are almost at our target of $30,000. Most people are surprised to learn that ovarian cancer is not one disease but several distinct types and subtypes. Each type differs with its prognosis, how it is spread and how it is treated. Ovarian cancer needs more research to be able to improve the low survival rate of 46%. For ovarian cancers that are rare, like Granulosa Cell Tumour – GCT and its two sub types adult Granulosa Cell Tumour […]
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 […]