SEPTEMBER GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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TALK PEACH: SEPTEMBER GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Talk Peach is a registered New Zealand charity founded by and run by gynaecological cancer survivors.

We know all too well the devastation that comes with this diagnosis and the heartbreaking feeling of being overlooked.

Talk Peach are desperate to educate and break down the stigma stopping life-saving conversations.

September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness month, for years this has crept past without a whisper, stigma plays a part, so does the fact that we don’t have the army of survivors to march the streets and fundraise, our community are dying.

There are major gaps in public awareness.

1 New Zealander dies every day from 1 of the 5 gynaecological cancers, that's higher than our road toll.

The survival rate for ovarian cancer sits at 37%, breast cancer used to have a similar outlook but now thanks to incredible advocacy, large scale fundraising and an immense amount of research, public support and awareness the 10 year breast cancer survival rate now sits at 92% when detected via a mammogram.

Talk Peach acknowledges and applauds the tremendous outcomes in the fight against breast cancer and believe that with similar commitment and resources we can achieve the same success for gynaecological cancers.

“In 10 years time, I don’t want to see that nothing has changed, I can’t bear to see more and more New Zealanders dying of gynaecological cancers, of something they had never heard of, never knew the signs for, or that remain so underfunded in all aspects of the disease (support, education and research). It breaks my heart over and over feeling like I got cancer that no one can talk about” -Tash Crosby Ovarian cancer survivor and Talk Peach Founder

We have to start having life-saving conversations about gynaecological health, staying silent is harming our communities. We desperately need gynaecological cancer month to be as bold as other cancer awareness months.

Talk Peach are trying to raise $50,000 a mere fraction of what other health initiatives make but for us it's a start.

Our mission moving forward is to:

To provide education on gynaecological health

To educate the community on the signs and symptoms of the 5 gynaecological cancers in order to reduce late diagnosis

To provide information and support to all those diagnosed with gynaecological cancers

To support those involved with life-saving research into gynaecological cancer treatment and cures.

To advocate for better funding into: education and awareness, research, clinical trials, access to medications, and better pathways to diagnostic testing.

Please help us put gynaecological cancer in the spotlight, support those diagnosed and save lives, our community needs you.

More about us

Talk Peach Gynaecological Foundation:

To educate New Zealanders on gynaecological cancer, connect and support those who are diagnosed and support those involved in life saving research.

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Talk Peach Gynaecological Foundation:

To educate New Zealanders on gynaecological cancer, connect and support those who are diagnosed and support those involved in life saving research.

Use of funds

Educational talks nationwide, physio for those diagnosed, meals delivered for those diagnosed and their family, printing of Talk Peach Ovarian Cancer support guide for DHB's nationwide (an N.Z first) and ongoing raising of awareness and advocacy.

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Talk Peach Update  24 September 2021

Kia ora koutou!

Thankyou all for your support of Gynaecological Cancer Month! This is the 1st time in history that this month has taken off in New Zealand, and you made that happen, we cannot thank you enough.

The end of the month looms and we are at 21K of our small 50K ask. Gynaecological cancers have been in the dark for so long. Talk Peach is founded and run by survivors and we are so passionate and driven to change this for those currently battling and those who sadly follow in our footsteps.

1 New Zealander dies every 24 hours from a gynaecological cancer that’s higher than both our road toll and melanoma rates, yet has for too long been largely unpublicised and overlooked.

Is it shame and stigma around women's gynecological health that has got us to this point? Staying silent is harming our communities, it’s killing our wahine, our life-bearers.

The five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer in New Zealand is 37%. It has a 70% chance of recurrence post treatment, the survival statistics for ovarian cancer have remained virtually unchanged for 30 years. This is literally a crisis point in terms of advancement in survival rates for cancers.

Breast cancer used to have a similar outlook but now thanks to incredible advocacy, large scale fundraising and an immense amount of research the breast cancer 10-year survival rate is 75% if a lump is the first sign or 92% if detected via a regular mammogram. Talk Peach applauds the outcomes for breast and it's continuation to strive for zero deaths.

New Zealand is lagging behind both the USA and Australia in survival advancements.

Thankyou for helping us begin to make change and support our community.

We ask you during this final push to please share our give a little page. every single share can help us reach this desperately needed target.

Photo is Tash Crosby- Talk Peach Founder and Ovarian Cancer Survivor

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Thanks so much for raising awareness.
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