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Monday, 2 March 2015
Page: 1785


Ms HALL (ShortlandOpposition Whip) (16:14): On Friday I will be hosting an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Morning Tea and Morning Teal with the goal of raising funds for ovarian cancer research. Each year 1,400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Over 1,000 women will die from the disease each year. On average three women are diagnosed each day. There is currently no reliable detection screening for ovarian cancer. There is a lot of false information about ovarian cancer and how you can determine whether or not you have it.

On Friday we are going to have a fun morning with a fashion parade. Uproar fashion and accessories in Belmont are providing the fashion parade. There will be a fantastic morning tea, lots of information, great stories, great information from cancer research experts, and also the personal stories of people who have been affected by ovarian cancer.

The bracelet I wear now was made by Carolyn Bear, whose daughter Kylie died of ovarian cancer when she was in her early 30s. In addition, a very close friend of mine, Vera Dybell, died of ovarian cancer in 2008. We all miss Jeannie Ferris, who was also a victim of that deadly disease.