THIS WHITE SHIRT CAN END OVARIAN CANCER
As a team of women, we are all too familiar with the ever present threat of ovarian cancer. However, what some of us were not so aware of are the following (very scary) facts...
One woman dies every eight hours from ovarian cancer in Australia
Over 50% of the community incorrectly believe that a pap test diagnoses ovarian cancer
Invasive surgery is currently the only way of detecting and accurately diagnosing ovarian cancer
Early stages of ovarian cancer have no obvious symptoms, resulting in most women being diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecological cancer
When detected and treated early, 80-100% of women will survive beyond five years compared to only 20-30% when diagnosed at a late stage
This year, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (or OCRF) have partnered once again with Witchery for the 13th annual White Shirt Campaign. The ambassador for this year? The fabulous Celeste Barber.
I am wearing this year's shirt to show my dedication to the countless victims of this insidious disease. I am proud of women all over the country for also showing their support," says Barber.
The 2021 shirt is a contemporary take on a classic tailored shirt - a total wardrobe staple featuring shoulder detailing, ribboning from the neck into the sleeve cuff and tapering into the waist and on the hips. It is not only the design that Australian brand Witchery have contributed, either - over $13.8 million has been donated by the fashion label to ovarian cancer research over the 13 year partnership with OCRF. Now that's a brand we can get behind.
For every Witchery White Shirt sold, 100% of the gross proceeds are donated to the OCRF, and is available to purchase online now via the Witchery website.
WORDS | Lucy Francis
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