InStyle and marie claire teamed up with Georg Jensen to host an intimate breakfast to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer.
The star-studded guest list, which comprised of Australian celebrities, fashion designers and community leaders, gathered at Fred’s in Sydney to hear the inspiring words of ovarian cancer survivor Monika Tasic and leading research scientist, Dr Kristine Warton.
The current statistics around ovarian cancer are frightening. Every year, more than 1600 Australia women are diagnosed, and the insidious disease claims more than 1000 lives every year.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s (OCRF) main message is simple: #ResearchIsKey. Unlike other cancers, there is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer (despite what many women believe, a pap smear doesn’t detect it). Because the symptoms are easily missed, ovarian cancer strikes without warning – and when it does, it’s usually advanced.
The key to giving women with ovarian cancer a better long-term outlook is an early detection test, which OCRF is committed to finding through their research.
“Cancer doesn’t really have a face until it’s your own, or someone that you know and love.”Monika Tasic, 27.
This week’s breakfast coincides with the fourth anniversary of Georg Jensen’s partnership with the OCRF. To support the organisation’s life-changing work, Georg Jensen has produced the Offspring Heart pendant necklace in sterling silver and 18-karat gold. For every silver pendant purchased, the brand will donate $50 to OCRF; for every gold pendant, $150 will be donated. To say thank you, all guests were gifted a silver pendant.
Famed fashion illustrator Megan Hess has also created two stunning illustrations for the Georg Jensen campaign, making the perfect centrepieces for the breakfast’s table settings, complemented by stunning decor by Grandiflora.
Scroll to see more images from the event, and read more about OCRF here