FAQs

Why should I support Team Teal/ Women’s Cancer Foundation?

The Women’s Cancer Foundation is the fundraising arm for the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). 

ANZGOG is the peak national gynaecological cancer research organisation – recognised as a world leader in clinical trials research.

ANZGOG and the Women’s Cancer Foundation’s mission is to improve life for women with ovarian and other gynaecological cancers through research, co-operative clinical trials, information and awareness.

For information about where funds raised are allocated, please refer to “where do the funds go question”

Where do the funds go?

Funds raised during the campaign support research nurses delivering treatments in newly established research sites in Australian and New Zealand hospitals, helping provide greater access to clinical trials for women with a gynaecological cancer.  They will also support Survivors Teaching Students®, a program bringing ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers into the classrooms of health professional students, to teach them about experiences living with cancer.

Why do I have to register my event?

By registering your event with us so we have a record of it, this will help us promote your event/fundraising activity through our PR and social media channels and provide merchandise packs for sale.

How do I deposit funds raised?

Credit Card via the Everyday Hero Links or phoning the Women’s Cancer Foundation on 03 9867 3515

Bank Deposit or Transfer - Please contact Women’s Cancer Foundation 03 9867 3515 for bank account details

Cheques - payable to Women’s Cancer Foundation

Be sure to include a note about the event, include your name, address and contact number so a receipt can be issued

Please contact us for bank account details or post cheque to

Women’s Cancer Foundation
Level 1, Suite 122
1 Queens Road
MELBOURNE VIC 3004

I would like to purchase merchandise for my event?

Merchandise packs can be mailed to you, packs consist of awareness ribbons, wristbands ($2 each) and cardboard display holder, please contact the Women’s Cancer Foundation

Email events@anzgog.org.au and fundraising.mel@anzgog,org.au  or phone: 03 9867 3515

Can I fundraise outside of the Team Teal campaign dates?

Of course, please ensure you register your fundraiser with Women’s Cancer Foundation

Email events@anzgog.org.au and fundraising.mel@anzgog,org.au  or phone: 03 9867 3515

Ovarian Cancer and other Gynae cancer stats?

Gynaecological cancers originate in the female reproductive system.  The main types of gynaecological cancers are ovarian, uterine, cervical and vulvar.  Rarer types are vaginal cancer, fallopian tube cancer and placental cancer (which is pregnancy related). Every day 15 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer

  • 5 Women WILL DIE from a gynaecological cancer TODAY
  • 57% of women with ovarian cancer will not survive 5 years after diagnosis
  • Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the five most commonly diagnosed cancers in women.  
  • There are approximately 18,400 women living with a gynaecological cancer today in Australia (Cancer Australia)
  • There is no detection test for ovarian cancer. There is a pap test for cervical cancer but it does not identify other gynaecological cancers such as ovarian or endometrial.

Contact details for Women’s Cancer Foundation

Women’s Cancer Foundation
Level 1, Suite 122
1 Queens Road
MELBOURNE VIC 3004
Phone: 03 9867 3515

Suzette Sutton    
Manager, Events
Email: events@anzgog.org.au                                              

Louise Ward
Fundraising and Events Assistant
Email: fundraising.mel@anzgog.org.au