February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and each year Noel Jones participates in raising funds and awareness via several ways:
- Holding Paint the Town Teal fundraiser events across all offices
- Wearing teal ties, pocket squares, ribbons or scarves
- Faturing teal coloured sold and leased stickers on properties
- Staff participation in the Walk With Me event
- Print and online awareness campaign
- Attendance at the Melbourne Teal Luncheon
- Hosting an annual ‘Teal Cup’ cricket event
For the first time, staff members from various Noel Jones offices, and their family and friends participated in the 2018 ‘Walk With Me’ walk that took place from Lilydale to Warburton via the Warburton Trail. The team consisted of 28 walkers and $8,718.19 was raised – a total that well and truly exceeded the $3,000 target.
The Partnership between Noel Jones and Ovarian Cancer Australia
Noel Jones is proud to work in partnership with Ovarian Cancer Australia to raise awareness of the impact of ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation founded in 2001 by people directly affected by ovarian cancer. The organisation provides support for women and their families, raises community awareness of ovarian cancer and advocates for improved services for women. The group aims to save lives and ensure that ‘no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone’.
The partnership between Noel Jones and Ovarian Cancer Australia began after Noel Jones employee Miranda Bailey lost her mother Bev to the disease in February 2013.
A key component of our commitment to Ovarian Cancer Australia is the donation of $50 for every house sold. We have successfully raised over $280,000 as of February 2019. Money raised will be put toward raising awareness of the disease, research and support for women who have been diagnosed with the disease.
Ovarian Cancer donation tins are permanently situated at each of our offices to encourage donations from the public together with yearly staff ‘Paint the Town Teal‘ events and ongoing fundraising activities are run by our offices.
Facts about ovarian cancer:
- 4 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each day
- 3 Australian women die from ovarian cancer each day
- 1 in 10 Australians know someone who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer
- Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of any female cancer and at this stage, there is no early detection.
Risk factors include:
- Family history of ovarian, breast or bowel cancer
- Being aged over 50
- Having endometriosis
- Using hormone replacement therapy
- Previously having had breast or bowel cancer
- Smoking or obesity
- Never having children or having children later in life
- Having genetic mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.