Talk Peach Ovarian Cancer Awareness
In New Zealand 1 woman dies every 48 hours from ovarian cancer, ever heard of it?Nationwide
Talk Peach is a registered New Zealand charity founded by and run by survivors and those whose lives have been affected by ovarian cancer.
Our vision is to inform New Zealanders on gynaecological disease and connect and support those who are diagnosed.
There are major gaps in public awareness
“In 10 years time, I don’t want to see that nothing has changed, I can’t bear to see more and more womxn 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 cares about, or can talk about” -Tash Crosby Ovarian cancer survivor and Talk Peach Founder
1 person dies every 48 hours in New Zealand from Ovarian Cancer, that's higher than our road toll, yet conversations around it remain deafeningly silent.
The survival rate for ovarian cancer sits at 39%, 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 breast cancer survival rate now sits at 91% 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 ovarian cancer.
85% of those diagnosed with ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the later stages of the disease, this is a shocking statistic and again one that desperately needs to change. With ovarian cancer women like us literally don't live long enough to form the advocates that our breast cancer whanau have done so incredibly.
We need to break down the stigma stopping life saving conversations; tomorrow we lose another wahine to this insidious disease, ovarian cancer is the deadliest of the 5 women's gynaecological cancers and largely one of the most underfunded.
We have to start having life-saving conversations about gynaecological health, staying silent is harming our communities.
Our mission moving forward is to:
To provide support and education on gynaecological health
To educate the community on the signs and symptoms of the 5 gynaecological cancers in order to reduce late stage diagnosis
To provide information and support to all women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers
To support much needed research into gynaecological cancer treatment and cures
Talk Peach Gynaecological Foundation:
To educate New Zealanders on gynaecological cancer, connect and support those who are diagnosed
Use of funds
Education, campaigning for more funding for research from government and funding to ANZGOG research (the national gynaecological cancer clinical trials organisation for Australia and New Zealand)
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This page was created on 12 Feb 2020 and closed on 13 Apr 2020.