The annual Silver Style event is an opportunity to celebrate the progress made towards the OCRF’s goal of finding an early detection test for ovarian cancer. It’s also a chance to bring together supporters and friends of the OCRF, including our community ambassadors, major donors and corporate partners in recognition of their contributions throughout the year.
This year’s event, held on Thursday 16th November, 2017 at Mural Hall in Melbourne, didn’t disappoint.
A highlight of the night was the presentation of a cheque from Witchery’s White Shirt Campaign for $1,000,000. These funds represent a significant step forwards in OCRF’s mission to find Funding innovative ovarian cancer research to save women’s lives through early detection and personalised treatment. The funds enabling the OCRF to provide much needed funding consistency to ongoing research projects, such as the Hudson Institute’s exciting ‘Active Ratio Test’ study, led by Dr. Andrew Stephens.
Dr. Stephens addressed the audience at Silver Style about the progression being achieved, which will see the study will move into a test phase in 2018, with a trail involving women who have a high risk of developing ovarian cancer taking place throughout the year. The excitement in the room at hearing this news was heartening, with families of ovarian cancer patients commenting on the emotional uplift they felt.
Another significant part of the evening was the traditional Silver Style auction. The generous donations of major prizes from Grossi Restaurants, Microflite, Smeg, Alexandra Nea and Witchery introduced some fierce competition into the live and silent auctions, resulting in almost $15,000 being raised for the OCRF. Thanks to those in the room who generously bid for these items.
Special thanks for the support from our major sponsors Witchery, Georg Jensen, Simson Cards, oOh Media, and our community supporters Mands’ Mob, Cabal Club, Letitia Linke, Helen’s Hope and the extended Hatzis family.
And of course, a huge thank you to you, our supporters.
It is the support from the community, in the form of raising awareness, raising funds, and contributing to the OCRF’s various fundraising initiatives, that is moving us closer to finding an early detection test for ovarian cancer.