There are lots of ways to get involved and help Save the Box. Order a Money Box and fill it with your spare change, Host an Event of your choice to raise money or Get Sponsored by friends, family and colleagues. Read on to find the best way for you to get involved.
Take part in the Money Box Challenge and see how much you can raise for Save the Box in September - International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. You can either pool your funds together or you can compete against your work colleagues, family or friends to see who can raise the most amount of money. Can you fill a money box by September 30?
Take the Challenge:
It is easy to host a Save the Box event to support gynaecological cancer research. We have given you some great suggestions to make Save the Box in September (International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month) fun for you, your friends, family and colleagues.
Don’t forget to download the poster to let people know what, where and when your event is on.
Don’t forget to let us know you are organising an event. We love to see and hear what everyone is doing and of course we want to thank you for your support. Please email us your activity with a contact person and email details. If you need more information please contact us at email@example.comYou can deposit your donations to:
Some ideas to try:
Sponsor me is all about reaching out to your friends, family and colleagues to help you raise funds for gynaecological cancer research. You can choose a fundraising target (eg $500) as small or large as you want. You might like to take part in a run, walk, host an event or simply ask for donations.
All you have to do is register through the Save the Box Everyday Hero page. Registration is free.
Gynaecological cancers are cancers of the female reproductive system. There are seven types - ovarian, uterine (often called endometrial), vulvar, vaginal, cervical and two rare pregnancy cancers. They are the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, with over 16,000 women currently living with a gynaecological cancer in Australia. Here's the unacceptable facts about gynaecological cancer.
Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the five most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. Uterine cancer incidence has increased by 22% over the 20 years from 1988 to 2008, in part due to the obesity epidemic. Only 4 in 10 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will have survived five years from diagnosis. This compares to nine in 10 women surviving breast cancer in the same period.
While there is a routine screening pap test for cervical cancer, there is no routine screening tests for the other types of gynaecological cancers. This means they can go un-noticed until symptoms present.
It's time to take action, break the silence and raise funds for research to help our mothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters face better odds in their futures.
1. Source for Statistics: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports as at March 2016.
The Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG) is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to gynaecological cancer research.
We research cancers of the ovaries, cervix, uterus, vulva and vagina. ANZGOG has been conducting multicentre, multi-disciplinary collaborative research for 15 years, with over 20 clinical trials and 3,000 women participating in its research.
We involve 700 medical specialists as members who work in 50 hospitals with gynaecological cancer research units. ANZGOG fosters research ideas from its members and conducts clinical research cooperatively with hospitals and universities across Australia and New Zealand.
We have two innovative programs underway:
ANZGOG researchers have participated in studies which have changed treatment for gynaecological cancers, identified new ways to support women’s quality of life while living with cancer and improved survival rates.
It costs as little as $1,500 to fund a woman onto a clinical trial. Your organisation can become a partner of 'Save the Box' and ANZGOG. There are many opportunities available – contact Julijana Trifunovic (Manager, campaigns and events) on 02 8071 4887 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Thank you to Lauren Lynch, Mel, Michelle Martinez, Drummer Queens and the below partners for their valued support.