ROC Inc are helping our partners, the Hudson Institute for Medical Research in Melbourne Australia, undertake enhanced DNA testing that could hold the answers for Rare Ovarian Cancer. Researchers have an opportunity to undertake this testing at a reduced cost and every dollar you can contribute counts.ย  Ovarian cancer does not discriminate, it affects women of all ages, and we need your help to shine a light and potentially change the lives of thousands of women.

 

ROC RESEARCH

Thanks to the Illawarra community, business support and a lot of hard work by the ROC Inc. board and fundraising committee, we have been able to create research which is now the worldโ€™s largest for JGCT- Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour.
The goal of the research is to find the mutated gene through genomics for treatment options and to find a cure!

#RockForROC

Paint and Hide a Rock to Raise Awareness for Ovarian Cancer.

Find a Rock for ROC and post on our Facebook group.

Donate Now

Donate to our research appeal to help find a cure.

WINGS OF AWARNESS

Ovarian cancer Awareness Wings creating a picture of hope for those diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. We welcome you to help create awareness and have your picture taken with our bold and beautiful Awareness Wings and post to your social media accounts with the hashtag #RockforROC.

OVARIAN CANCER RESOURCES

Treatments, clinical trials and support organisations for ovarian cancer patients and families.

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1 month ago
ROC Incorporated

๐Ÿ’™To those who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

๐Ÿ’›To those who have passed away from ovarian cancer.

๐Ÿ’™To the researchers who are dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for ovarian cancer.

๐Ÿ’›To the medical teams that treat the patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

๐Ÿ’™To the families, friends, the community, businesses and government that supports to create a greater awareness, understanding and to fund vital research for ovarian cancer for answers for the future.

WE THANK YOU! You are Teal-riffic ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™
#thankyou #RockforROC #ROCInc #ovariancancer #OvarianCancerAwareness #paintedrocks #ResearchIsKey #childhoodcancer #teal #tealriffic #gctresearch #researchers #community #donation #rare
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๐Ÿ’™To those who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

๐Ÿ’›To those who have passed away from ovarian cancer.

๐Ÿ’™To the researchers who are dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for ovarian cancer.

๐Ÿ’›To the medical teams that treat the patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

๐Ÿ’™To the families, friends, the community, businesses and government that supports to create a greater awareness, understanding and  to fund vital research for ovarian cancer for answers for the future.

WE THANK YOU!   You are Teal-riffic   ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™
#thankyou #RockforROC #ROCInc #ovariancancer #ovariancancerawareness #paintedrocks #researchiskey #childhoodcancer #teal #tealriffic #GCTresearch #researchers #community #donation #rare
2 months ago
ROC Incorporated

Hi my name is Ally
1st February marks the first day of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

Ovarian cancer has rocked my family to it's core taking my favourite person in the whole wide world away from me due to this incideous disease. Sadly and devastatingly, ovarian cancer is found in its late stages. We need to change this outcome!
My beautiful mum fought this beast hard. She is a warrior the most courageous & strongest person I know and many like mum, battle this beast. Nothing will ease the pain or bring my mum back, but I will fight for change till my last breath in her honour and for all women.

The survival rate is still so low which is why we need more funding and awareness for more research in order to one day, find a test that finds ovarian cancer in its early stages, to help increase the survival rate and save lives of many women or the dream that one day...researchers find a cure.

#ROCinc to donate to research $2 donations are tax deductible or read more about this fantastic organisation and join FB page www.facebook.com/rareovariancancers
Get involved in painting a rock #ROCKforROC and hiding around the Illawarra or beyond to spread awareness (stickers to glue to back of rocks can be found on Facebook page).

Know the symptoms...know your body....any changes ...see your doctor
The symptoms are located in the beautiful ROCinc awareness wings.

Share this post and let's get the word out this month and beyond.

#ROCInc #ovariancancerawarenessmonth #ROCKforROC #rareovariancancer #FKCANCER www.facebook.com/rareovariancancers
Love you Mum. Xxx
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2 months ago
ROC Incorporated

Hi Its Tash here sharing a post as today the 1st of February marks the start of ovarian cancer awareness month.
Five years ago, my daughter Mikayla had just turned 16 years old and was diagnosed with a rare ovarian cancer (ROC) called Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (jGCT) that had previously received no research.
To be completely honest I had no knowledge about ovarian cancer nor any of its symptoms. It was a shock and has been a roller coaster ride ever since!
In reflection so much has happened in that time, I founded Rare Ovarian Cancer Incorporated (ROC Inc) which has an amazing team of volunteers that are working towards change including the Ride 4 Research Cycling Team. We initiated the world’s first research for jGCT with world leading researchers at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, VIC. Was awarded a government MRFF grant for GCT research and this was the first time in Australian history jGCT received government funded research which I proudly say I have the rare honour to be a consumer Chief Investigator on the research team. The research team continue to amaze me with their dedication and research work as they push to find the answers we need.
But there is still so much that falls short…. You make ask why I say that and the below stats may help
In the early 2000s both breast cancer and ovarian cancer had the same 5-year survival rate: 47%.
In 2023, because of funding for research breast cancer has a survival rate of 92% and ovarian cancer
had only increased by 1%
In 23 years, ovarian cancer survival has only increased by 1% to 48%, in 2020 juvenile Granulosa Cell tumour received its first ever federal funding to start to find answers for a best outcome treatment option.
So yes, we are making steps but we need much more so there is a fair change of a bright and happy future for those who are diagnosed.
Facts show that dollars towards research equals a better survival rate so if you can donate, please do or buy an item from our merchandise. Share a post about ovarian cancer awareness, wear a teal ribbon throughout February, talk to family, friends and work colleagues about ovarian cancer, join Rock for roc and paint an awareness rock. Each of these things will impact change, a change in the survival of those #RockforROC
#OvarianCancerAwarenessn#teala#RareDisease #gctresearch #ResearchIsKeyR#OvarianCancerAwarenessMonthwarenessMonth
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Hi Its Tash here sharing a post as today the 1st of February marks the start of ovarian cancer awareness month.
Five years ago, my daughter Mikayla had just turned 16 years old and was diagnosed with a rare ovarian cancer (ROC) called Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (jGCT) that had previously received no research. 
To be completely honest I had no knowledge about ovarian cancer nor any of its symptoms. It was a shock and has been a roller coaster ride ever since!
In reflection so much has happened in that time, I founded Rare Ovarian Cancer Incorporated (ROC Inc) which has an amazing team of volunteers that are working towards change including the Ride 4 Research Cycling Team. We initiated the worldโ€™s first research for jGCT with world leading researchers at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, VIC. Was awarded a government MRFF grant for GCT research and this was the first time in Australian history jGCT received government funded research which I proudly say I have the rare honour to be a consumer Chief Investigator on the research team. The research team continue to amaze me with their dedication and research work as they push to find the answers we need. 
But there is still so much that falls shortโ€ฆ. You make ask why I say that and the below stats may help 
In the early 2000s both breast cancer and ovarian cancer had the same 5-year survival rate: 47%.
In 2023, because of funding for research breast cancer has a survival rate of 92% and ovarian cancer
had only increased by 1%
In 23 years, ovarian cancer survival has only increased by 1% to 48%, in 2020 juvenile Granulosa Cell tumour received its first ever federal funding to start to find answers for a best outcome treatment option.  
So yes, we are making steps but we need much more so there is a fair change of a bright and happy future for those who are diagnosed. 
Facts show that dollars towards research equals a better survival rate so if you can donate, please do or buy an item from our merchandise. Share a post about ovarian cancer awareness, wear a teal ribbon throughout February, talk to family, friends and work colleagues about ovarian cancer, join Rock for roc and paint an awareness rock. Each of these things will impact change, a change in the survival of those we love. Xx

#RockforROC #ovariancancerawareness #teal #raredisease #gctresearch #ResearchIsKey #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonthImage attachmentImage attachment
3 months ago
ROC Incorporated

Thank you to everyone that has put in so much to support Rare Ovarian Cancer awareness and raise vital funds for research.
YOU are making a really big difference in the lives of so many.

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Thank you to everyone that has put in so much to support Rare Ovarian Cancer awareness and raise vital funds for research.
YOU are making a really big difference in the lives of so many. 

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
3 months ago
ROC Incorporated

Creating more awareness for ovarian cancer will help to increase the percentage of females diagnosed in an early stage for better outcomes for treatment options and survival.

These brave women share their story.
#RockforROC #OvarianCancerAwareness #teal #RareDisease

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