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Help shine light on Ovarian Cancer the 'Silent Killer '
Sparks are set to fly when corporate and community teams 'battle it out' in a social beach volleyball tournament on Sunday 22 February 2015 in support of the Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation.

Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation is a Queensland-based not for profit organisation established in 2012, aiming to transform gynecological cancer research in Australia and improve outcomes for women and families fighting the battle.

The foundation supports world-leading research being conducted in Queensland, including major projects undertaken at the Queensland Centre for Gynecological Cancer (QCGC). In 2013-2014 Cherish supported QCGC Research funding over $100,000 towards research grants. Help us shine light on this indiscriminate killer, because every woman deserves a chance.

Hosted by Olympic Beach Volleyball gold medalist, Natalie Cook, the Battle Against Ovarian Cancer presented by Lexus of Springwood will help raise much-needed funds into more effective, less invasive and gentler treatments for women's cancer sufferer. Ovarian cancer in a disease that results from the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the ovaries.

The ovaries are two small almond shaped organs that are part of the female reproductive system. Each ovary measures about 24 cm across and they are on either side of the uterus. As there is currently no early detection test and a lack of symptoms in the early stages of disease, women are usually diagnosed in the late stages of the disease. It is often referred to as the "silent killer" because there are no early warning signs. More women need to be diagnosed at an early stage when ovarian cancer is very treatable.

Register a team in this social beach volleyball tournament (no beach volleyball experience required!) and get set for a day of sun, fun and sand. Video from 2014 event below:

For those wanting to take the competition up a notch, Cherish is excited to announce a new initiative for 2015 the Corporate Battle Challenge. See website for more information about incentives and resources available to issue a Battle Challenge.

Join Brisbane's leading businesses including Cutting Edge, JSA Creative, Channel Nine, B105, Place Real Estate, Ray White, QML and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology as they put their company pride on the line and 'settle the score' against a rival on the beach volleyball court and in the fundraising stakes.

There will be delicious food available for sale all through the day and fantastic entertainment to be enjoyed during lunch. Join celebrity teams as they go head to head in beach volleyball friendly to raise funds for life-saving gynecological cancer research.

With almost 1000 women diagnosed with gynecological cancer in Queensland each year, the grim reality is one in three women will not survive and this Battle is for them.Help shine light on this silent killer.
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Why? Help raise much-needed funds into more effective, less invasive and gentler treatments for women's cancer sufferers
When: 22 February 2015 - 8am
Where: Sandstorm Beach Club,590 Mains Road, Nathan
Cost: Refer to Website
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