Raise awareness for ovarian cancer  

As the Australian fashion icons gathered to raise awareness for ovarian cancer, white clothes were the predominant of the night.

On its 15th year of partnership between Witchery and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF), local celebs and personalities gathered at the Sydney Opera House to lend their support and celebrate the money they've helped Witchery raise for the foundation - over $6.1 million.
A large number of fashion-minded guests - including South Sydney Rabbitohs' Tom Burgess, Cheyenne Yozzi, Samantha Harris, Jessica Gomes, Matt Moran, Didier Cohen, Amanda Ware, Nicole Pollard and Vogue magazine editor-in-chief, Edwina McCann -turned up in white shirts - the best, most chic dress code - to manifest their support.
Guests took their support to social media with the hashtag “#whiteshirtcampaign” — a movement nationwide that will encourage people to buy the white Witchery shirts, with all profits going towards finding an early detection of ovarian cancer.
This year's message is clear: Wear, Share, Donate. The event also indicated the launch of Witchery's seventh annual White Shirt Campaign in stores across Australia and New Zealand, and online at witchery.com.au with the assistance of influential celebrities.
Campaign ambassadors include Cheyenne Tozzi, Didier Cohen, Jordan & Zac Stenmark, Elyse Taylor and Erin Shea.
Nine women's shirt styles and one essential men's shirt will be available for purchase. The selection is more collectable than ever thanks to two designs by Melbourne-based Whitehouse Institute of Design students Erin Haigh and Georgie Dunn. Both are the dual winners of the annual Witchery White Shirt Design Award.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Witchery White Shirt collection are donated to the OCRF to support vital research initiatives to find an early detection test for ovarian cancer.
This is a fundamental help to OCRF since the organisation receives no government funding and relies on the financial support of corporate Australia and the broader community.
Some of ovarian cancer facts are as follow: - One Australian woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer, and 350 new cases are diagnosed in New Zealand each year - Ovarian cancer is the main cause of death of all gynaecological cancers. - Unlike other cancers, there is no early detection test. - It is a common spread believe that a Pap smear diagnoses ovarian cancer but this is incorrect. - Ovarian cancer has a lower survival rate than both breast and cervical cancer. The way to chance these statistics is early detection. - When detected and treated early, 80-100 per cent of women survive beyond five years compared with only 20-30 per cent when diagnosed.