Right now, there are no early tests for ovarian cancer, and, in Australia, tragically one woman dies every eight hours from this devastating disease. It's heartbreaking—but there are ways you can help.
As well as donating directly to organisations like Ovarian Cancer Australia and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, to mark World Ovarian Cancer Day this Saturday 8 May, you can wear your heart on your sleeve thanks to a collection of Aussie brands stepping up with charity tees, cute underwear, and more.
Here, we've rounded up a collection of the best brands to shop to show your support for ovarian cancer research this weekend and into the future too.
Tee Up A Conversation #OvariesTalkAboutThem
Camilla Freeman-Topper and business partner and brother, Marc Freeman (AKA the forces behind iconic brand, Camilla and Marc) sadly lost their mother to ovarian cancer when they were just 11 and 13. Launching the campaign Ovaries. Talk About Them, the duo has created a line of t-shirts and hoodies for a cause close to their heart. The limited-edition designs are available in Camilla and Marc boutiques but—be quick—as they have already sold out online.
Luckily, their versatile unisex "Ovarian Cancer Power" tee is still available here in black or white, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Group at UNSW Medicine. Shop here.
Make A Statement Bigger Than Fashion With The #WhiteShirtCampaign
Everyone knows the power and simplicity that comes from a white button-up shirt, but this one can help put an end to ovarian Cancer. Witchery has teamed up with the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) for their 2021 white shirt campaign. Designed in collaboration with renowned Australian designer, Toni Maticevski, this button-up features a crisp yet distinct feature fold from the shoulder to the sleeve and padded shoulders to add some style to your workwear game. With 100% of the proceeds going to the OCRF, you’ll want to pre-order yours now.
Spice Up Your Underwear With #OveriesforOvaries
Bonds has launched its Overies for Ovaries campaign in partnership with Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA). The line features a reimagined teal take on two staples, The Retro Rib Hi Bikini and the Guyfront Trunk so you can grab a pair for yourself and a mate, and 100% of profits from this range will be donated to OCA, meaning you’ll have the same comfort that you know and love and be making a difference! Shop here.
Bras N Things have turned teal! To support OCA, Bras N Things have added a new colour to their signature Rosy Brazilian and Bikini Knicker range, with 100% of profits going to OCA. Featuring their distinct low-rise-hipster style and all of the girly, cute bits like a satin bow and lace trim, you can feel your best self, whilst supporting a great cause. Shop here.
Jockey has also joined the party, launching five new products for OCA. If you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself or a sign to get rid of those threadbare knickers, it may well be here. For the guys, think Jockey’s OG trunks available in both teal and a dark vintage-floral print and for the girls, look no further than the Jockey X OCA Parisienne Vintage Modal Bikini or full brief, or the Parisienne vintage cami. Worn recently by Kate Richie to show her support, this cami is not only super cute but perfect for layering and lounging around and 100% of profits sold will go to OCA. Shop here.
Buy Now, Wear Forever #ResearchIsKey
Mark World Ovarian Cancer Day now and forever with this unique, precious keepsake by Georg Jensen. Inspired by the natural world, this Curve Heart Pendent can not only save lives but also acts as a small reminder to celebrate the simple and effortless beauty in your every day. Available in both sterling silver and 18kt yellow gold, for every Curve Heart sold in sterling silver $50 will go directly to OCRF and for every 18kt yellow gold, $150 will be donated directly to OCRF. Shop here.
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Image credit: Camilla and Marc, Camilla and Marc,Witchery, Bonds, Georg Jenson
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