Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation 2021 ambasadors

Georg Jensen
for OCRF

Save women’s lives with the OCRF Heart Pendant

GEORG JENSEN x OCRF

Introducing the OCRF Heart Pendant – inspired by the remarkable Moebius shape, the curves of the pendant represent the idea of endlessness and infinity, and is a symbol of Georg Jensen’s ongoing partnership and commitment to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). Over the last six years, Georg Jensen has raised over $360,000 for the OCRF to help fund and keep researchers in the lab to continue their integral work on improving ovarian cancer outcomes.

 

 

In Australia, one woman dies every eight hours because of ovarian cancer and an estimated 14,000 Australian women will lose their lives over the next 10 years. With symptoms mimicking those of an ordinary female cycle, including cramps and bloating, ovarian cancer is extremely difficult to detect and often lethal. Currently, there is no cure and no early detection test for ovarian cancer, so funding for research is essential. A landmark study conducted by the OCRF discovered that the development of an early detection test could lift survival rates from 46% to over 90%, saving the lives of millions of women and girls worldwide.

In partnership with OCRF, we have brought together advocates, clinicians, researchers and women living with ovarian cancer to join the fight against ovarian cancer. For every OCRF Heart sold in Sterling Silver, Georg Jensen will donate $50 directly to the OCRF. For every OCRF Heart sold in 18 kt. Gold, Georg Jensen will donate $200 directly to the OCRF.


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THE ADVOCATE

GEMMA WARD

Fine sterling silver heart shaped necklace with pendant from the Möebius collection

"(Wearing the pendant) feels like sisterhood. It feels like you can be connected to the other women"

Gemma is passionate about working to help improve survival rates for such an insidious disease that affects so many lives. Unfortunately, there are so many misconceptions with ovarian cancer, which is why it is important to share the facts and raise funds for ovarian cancer research. Gemma wears the Sterling Silver OCRF Heart Pendant in support of the Georg Jensen x OCRF campaign and to bring hope to those affected by ovarian cancer.


THE AMBASSADOR

RENEE BARGH

18 kt. gold heart shaped necklace with pendant from the Möebius collection

"Every single dollar
is creating hope"

Renee strongly believes that ovarian cancer is something that every woman should discuss with their family and friends. With only 29% of women who are diagnosed at a late stage will survive for more than 5 years, the development of an early detection test for ovarian cancer is absolutely crucial. Purchasing an OCRF Heart pendant can bring us one step closer to developing an early detection test for ovarian cancer which can significantly increase the likelihood of diagnosing the disease in its earliest stages and ultimately save millions of lives.

 

THE BELIEVER

MAGDALENA ROZE

18 kt. gold heart shaped necklace with pendant from the Möebius collection

"I thought (a pap smear)
did everything"

Magdalena wears the 18 kt. Gold OCRF Heart Pendant to show her support for the fight against ovarian cancer. Being a highly trusted wellness authority, she wants to bring attention to the vague symptoms and warning signs of ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, by the time the symptoms are more apparent, the cancer is already at an advanced stage. Wear your OCRF Heart Pendant to be an advocate and be part of the change that needs to happen around speaking up about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

 

THE ACTIVIST

JESSICA VANDER LEAHY

Fine sterling silver heart shaped necklace with pendant from the Möebius collection

"Anything to do with your feminine parts of your body is not anything to be ashamed of"

Jessica prides herself on highlighting women’s issues and ovarian cancer is another topic she feels strongly about and wants to vocalise as she wants a brighter future for females. Purchase an OCRF Heart Pendant to make a direct contribution to OCRF to fund research for developing an early detection test, which can eliminate the threat of ovarian cancer and double the survival rate of women living with ovarian cancer.

 

TOGETHER, WE CAN GIVE HOPE TO WOMEN LIVING WITH OVARIAN CANCER AND PROVIDE A BETTER OUTLOOK FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN.

 

The Georg Jensen OCRF Heart Pendant is a beautiful interpretation of the endless form of the Moebius shape. By having only one surface and one edge, the outside and inside are forever intertwined, representing the idea of endlessness and infinity. It is with this philosophy that we proudly support the OCRF as part of our ongoing partnership and dedication to the cause.

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THE OCRF AMBASSADOR

ASSOC. PROF. SIOBHAN O’SULLIVAN

Fine sterling silver heart shaped necklace from the Möebius collection

"It's the thing I want to do before I die. I want to speak up about ovarian cancer. Raise funds and see research happen"

Assoc. Prof. Siobhan received life-changing news amid the global pandemic last year. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is an ovarian cancer patient on a monthly chemotherapy regime. Sadly, her ovarian cancer is aggressive, and remission is very unlikely. Assoc. Prof. Siobhan has committed the rest of her life to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and wants detection to become easier for the next generation of girls and women. Wearing an OCRF Heart Pendant can help start conversations about ovarian cancer, why it’s important to be familiar with your body and to be on the lookout for ovarian cancer.

 

THE ALLY

ELEANOR PENDLETON

18 kt. gold heart shaped necklace with pendant from the Möebius collection

"If we have those conversations early, we might just help someone beat this disease"

Eleanor has been a proud supporter of the Georg Jensen x OCRF campaign for many years. As the founder and editor-in-chief of Gritty Pretty, she believes in using her platforms to inform and educate women about ovarian cancer. You too, can make a difference and educate others by wearing your OCRF Heart Pendant and talk about the significance of OCRF’s work in developing an early detection test for ovarian cancer and uncovering new technologies for treatment.

  

THE ONCOLOGIST

DR. YEH CHEN LEE

Fine sterling silver heart shaped necklace with pendant from the Möebius collection

"Ovarian cancer is a
silent killer"

Dr. Yeh Chen has dedicated her life as an oncologist to treating people with cancer as she wants to help her patients navigate through their cancer journey. Dr. Yeh Chen is currently treating Assoc. Prof. Siobhan, and she stresses the need for more research to make incremental discoveries and treatment breakthroughs in ovarian cancer to improve her patients’ chances of surviving. Proceeds from the OCRF Heart Pendant will help keep researchers in the lab rather than in the office applying for new funding each year.

 

THE SUPPORTER

BROOKE BONEY

18 kt. gold bangle from the Fusion collection inspired by Nina Koppel

"Four women in
Australia just
today will be
diagnosed with
ovarian cancer...
it's heartbreaking"

Australian reporter and presenter, Brooke wants to use her media influence to promote dialogue around the shocking statistics of ovarian cancer and how research will ultimately lead to a better future for the next generation of girls and women. By purchasing the OCRF Heart Pendant, you will be donating directly to the OCRF to fund critical research on ovarian cancer.

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