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  • Talk Peach Update

      24 September 2021
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    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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  • The end of the month looms

      21 September 2021
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    Kia ora all,

    Well we are nearly at 20k of a 50k ask for gynaecological cancer.

    We are so grateful, this month has always gone past so silently and it feels like this is the year that gynaecological cancer has finally been given the spotlight it so desperately needs.

    1 New Zealander dies every 24 hours from a gynaecological cancer, yet these cancers have remained largely in the dark and hugely underfunded. The survival rates for ovarian cancer in New Zealand are below those of Australia, and have barely shifted since the 1970s.

    Talk Peach is founded by an ovarian cancer survivor. We aim to shine a light on the 5 gynaecological cancers, they are real and affecting many New Zealand families.

    We have managed to do so much on a shoestring budget, other charities have made contact to say the reach we have made in 2 years has been incredible.

    We have educated nationwide, we are now key note speaker at gynaecological events held by district health boards (with more lined up) schools are requesting us to come in, workplaces have us in to educate staff, we fund physiotherapy and are now delivering meals to those diagnosed, our educational website is averaging over 2k visitors per week at present, and we have New Zealand's very first ovarian cancer support guide coming out this will be downloadable via our website by the end of this month and will be printed and distributed to oncology wards at hospitals nationwide, it is has been peer reviewed by gynaecological oncologists who have advised that it is an incredible game changing body of work, we know this will be an invaluable resource, no more single piece of paper from an overseas charity once diagnosed.

    So much has been done and we are so thankful for your support. We hope one day that 50K doesn't seem like such a monumental goal to achieve, that gynaecological cancers are spoken openly about like breast and prostate cancer, that those diagnosed feel well supported and seen and the public are well educated. It takes a community to make change and for this we are so grateful. Ngā mihi atu, Tash Crosby - Founder.

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  • Ngā mihi nui

      11 September 2021

    Truly grateful for all of the love and support that has been passed this way. Much needed change has been a long time coming in this area of health. As a survivor I am overwhelmed and incredibly thankful for you stepping in to support our mission. From us and our community Thank you 🍑

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    • 12/09/2021 by Louise

      Your contributions to this very worthy cause are amazing, Tash. All the best to you for a continued healthy future and thank you for all the good work you have done for others.

  • Thankyou!

      4 September 2021

    We would like to thank everyone for their support, for jumping on to help within the first few days of gynae month. Gynaecological Cancer month has for many years passed by quietly and we think this just may be the year things change. We value your help and love for our mahi and most importantly our community.

    Have a wonderful weekend all.

    Ngā mihi nui


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