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GYNAE CANCER MEETS ART'S HEALING POWER
26 September 2021 – Leading Australian artist, Sarah McDonald, breaks her silence on ‘the silent killer’ to start a conversation on gynecological cancer which plagued her family over five generations.
WOMENCAN LAUNCHES HONOUR HER CAMPAIGN FOR GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
1 September 2021 – Today, WomenCan has launched a new campaign, Honour Her to honour the stories, strength and resilience of women affected by gynaecological cancer.
HONOURING A LIFE OF ADVENTURE
The artists in the Honour Her online auction take their inspiration from many different people and places. For renowned artist Jason Roberts, people and place combine in a special work inspired by his beloved aunt Gabrielle.
United against uterine cancer
Associate Professor Yoland Antill is a medical oncologist from Melbourne who’s worked in cancer research for many years. Now, she’s drawing on her vast experience to lead a group of researchers, doctors and patient advocates trying to improve outcomes for women with uterine cancer – and says it’s more important than ever to get behind their life-saving work.
FINDING THE ANSWER FOR OVARIAN CANCER
Oncologist and cancer researcher Professor Kelly Anne Phillips has been trying to “answer the unanswered” for more than 25 years in pursuit of better health outcomes for women.
DOUBLE WHAMMY: TWINS DEFY CERVICAL CANCER ODDS
A local waterway wasn’t the only inspiration behind Annie Palmer’s painting Bushland Creek, which raised funds for cancer research. It reflects a personal journey, after her daughter Aleesa was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
IMPROVING CANCER TREATMENT, ONE STEP AT A TIME
Chemotherapy saves lives, but it can have many unwanted side effects that impact on a patient’s physical and mental health. Professor Sandi Hayes is determined to find a way to improve survival rates for ovarian cancer while also enhancing quality of life for women undergoing treatment.
HONOUR HER'S INAUGURAL ONLINE AUCTION LAUNCHES
In addition to this, an online auction that features artwork from renowned Australian artists, has launched as of Friday, 17 September.
How you can Honour Her
There are three ways to Honour Her and fund pioneering discoveries in gynaecological cancer this September.
Bid on a unique work of art by a renowned or leading artist, inspired by the themes of Honour Her – 50% of the proceeds from every piece will go to urgently-needed gynaecological cancer research.
Purchase an artwork from our virtual gallery created by leading and community artists. For just $150, you’ll be securing a beautiful piece of art while supporting a great cause, with 100% of the proceeds going to Honour Her.