With our boutique photography studio specialising in girls and a previous career in Women’s Health, it is no wonder that I am passionate about White Shirt Day. One woman dies in Australia every ten hours from Ovarian Cancer. There is no early detection test and there is no cure.
The early stages of Ovarian Cancer have no obvious symptoms, resulting in most women being diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. Many of the symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort and fatigue are often misdiagnosed as other conditions such as constipation, endometriosis and irritable bowel. This results in a diagnosis in the advanced stages of the disease. When detected and treated early, 80-100% of women will survive beyond 5 years compared with only 20-30% when diagnosed at a late stage.
This is why I am promoting White Shirt Day – to raise much needed funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation who are working on developing an early detection test for ovarian cancer.
The OCRF is one of Australia’s pre-eminent bodies supporting ovarian cancer research – find out more about their work here
Please donate here if you can – it’s not too late.
A huge thank you to these three amazing young girls and their mums who helped us with this project. You can see them on our Instagram account and Facebook Page with more thoughts on the subject!
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Photographer Graham Tipper @grahamtipper @gtstudiosphotography
Models Alice @_alice.cook_ Matilda @tillyrosemosborne and Lexie @_lexie_marshall_
Styling Karen Tipper @karenjtip @gtstudiosphotography