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Monika Portella



raised so far


of $5,300 goal

This is my 7th year frocking up for OCRF and I am really excited to be doing it all over again for such a worthy cause.

Each year around 1,600 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and less than 30% of those women diagnosed in the late stages survive past 5 years. If it is found early on, survival rates jump to over 90%. Sadly the symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and often mistaken by women and their doctors for gastrointestinal issues or common female complaints. At present there is no early detection test for ovarian cancer and it is not identifiable via routine health checks, contrary to common belief.

This is where your contributions come in; you will be funding research into an early detection test and personalised treatments. Your support means you are helping to change the future of women's health.

My Updates

29 Oct 2019

I'm blown away by everyone's generosity this year! Thank you! Well on the way to reaching my target amount!

09 Oct 2019

Thank you everyone for your support so far! Your generosity is much appreciated.