This group included Nicole Livingstone OAM and her sister Karen Livingstone who lost their mother and aunt to the disease; Simon Lee, whose wife Sheila had been the first Australian ovarian cancer campaigner prior to her death in 2001; actress and comedian Lynda Gibson who was diagnosed in 2000 and subsequently lost her battle in 2004.
Over time, Ovarian Cancer Australia has built on its founders’ aspirations to become a leading national body taking action for Australians affected by ovarian cancer.
Our vision is to save lives and ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.
- Women living with ovarian cancer have a strong, united voice
- Every Australian knows the symptoms and risks of ovarian cancer
- All women with ovarian cancer have access to best practice diagnosis, treatment, information and support
- A vibrant and growing national ovarian cancer research effort in Australia informs practice and translates into improved quality of life and survival for women