The Rotary Club of Oamaru was once again hosted for Christmas in the most generous way at Challenge Farm in exchange for donations for Cure Our Ovarian Cancer. Jane Ludemann's life changed with a diagnosis of low-grade serous carcinoma. Funding for research into such rare cancers is poor and so Jane decided to change that and so left her job as an optometrist and started Cure Our Ovarian Cancer. A big part of the problem is that even many doctors don't know the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, so the first thing for the rest of us to do is keep the following symptoms in mind for ourselves, our wives, and our daughters:
  • Abdominal bloating or increased abdominal size
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Appetite loss, feeling full quickly or indigestion
  • Urinary changes, such as frequency or urgency
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Unexplained fatigue
Ovarian Cancer kills more women than traffic accidents and skin cancer, so if you know to look both ways before crossing the road, or to put sunblock on before going outside, then knowing the above list is the next step.
For the full story, read more about Jane in the ODT, and once feeling fully inspired, visit to make whatever donation you are able to. Apart from the small transaction fee, it all goes to the cause so it's excellent value for money as far as donations go.