On average, 12 women die every hour of ovarian cancer worldwide. Yvonne Moon knows the statistics because she lost her best friend to the insidious disease which is often dubbed the ‘silent killer.’
With the support of the Rotary Club of Williamstown, Yvonne founded RoCan (Rotary Against Ovarian Cancer) and she has since raised over $500,000 for research. Her aim is to find a reliable test for ovarian cancer. “Most women don’t know enough about ovarian cancer. A pap smear will not pick up the most lethal of cancers. It could be your mother, sister, girlfriend or even your child who contracts this disease. We need to keep fighting,” she explained.
To help spread ovarian cancer awareness Yvonne has organised a grand scale event called, “Fight for Life” which will be held on Sunday 29th July, 2012 at The Palms, Crown. Australian television and music legends will headline the concert including Donnie Sutherland, John Deeks, Grace Knight, John Swan, John St. Peeters, Daryl Braithwaite, Normie Rowe, Darryl Cotton, Marty Rhone, Wendy Stapleton and Ray Burgess.
A highlight of the concert will be the debut of a song called, “Fight for Life” by Michael Yule which will be distributed as a world release tribute for all women. Musician, John St. Peeters explained the significance of the event. “This once in lifetime music spectacular starring legends of the Australian music industry is a concert filled with surprises. Not only will these great artists perform their hits unplugged but members of the audience will also get a chance to ask questions to their favourite artists,” he said.
Yvonne beams when speaking about the upcoming concert, “It is dedicated to my friend Anna who died of ovarian cancer and to all the women that I’ve met along the way that have lost their battle. Come along to this spectacular, once in a lifetime event.”
Tickets Are Selling Fast!
When: Sunday 29th July 2012 at 2pm
Where: The Palms at Crown