South Australia's Dedicated  Ovarian Cancer Charity

 To help us raise awareness and funds see bottom of screen or join us at one of our 'Events'

The Unfortunate Truth is   Ovarian Cancer claims the life of one Australian woman every ten hours. There is no specific test. The biennial smear test does not detect this disease. This is a cancer with still a poor prognosis. Every year approximately 1,500 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, most of them with an advanced stage. This disease is symptomatic. The four most common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating
  • Needing to urinate often or urgently 
  • Feeling full quickly

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About Us

OC Challenge Incorporated is a not for profit licenced registered South Australian charity, which aims to educate, increase the awareness and act with urgency
on the 
symptoms of women with Ovarian Cancer in South Australia.  All monies stay in South Australia to support all projects.

Our aim is to continue to grow, assist and support South Australian women diagnosed with this insidious disease. This will include funding to increase community awareness from every avenue possible.

The OC Challenge committee are all volunteers. There are no wages paid from fundraising. 100% of funds raised will support women and their families.

Accounts are audited on an annual basis by William Buck 


 What We Do

Since our incorporation end of 2014 our challenge is to support women with Ovarian Cancer and their families in various ways. One of which is to provide air domestic travel assistance for a family member/carer providing support for a diagnosed woman. Eligibility criteria is available via the patient's health support network. Statistically there are approximately 120 women diagnosed in South Australia annually. 

One of our charters is to run regional roadshows in all those destinations in South Australia where health resources are finite including areas where women are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
We intend to r
each out and spread awareness of the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

We are currently in discussion on a translational research project with Uni SA that intends to assist women diagnosed in South Australia and their families .


Please check out our Face Book Page, share with friends and help us spread the word about Ovarian Cancer Awareness


View one of our Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walkathons produced by
Hairy Fish Film Productions 

Bruce and Marie produce corporate, music, health and education videos including feature films and documentaries

Our Volunteer Committee


Georgina McGuinness  - Ambassador

Georgina McGuinness is a familiar face in SA as a journalist and news presenter at Channel 9 for 25 years.

She has also enjoyed a stint in SA politics and now runs a media relations consultancy.

Most importantly, Georgina is a mother of four children and an active advocate for key not for profit groups in our State.

 Ali Clarke - Ambassador

 Mornings Announcer - 891 ABC Adelaide

Ali born in Brisbane, has called Adelaide
home for more than a decade.  A regular on
radio, television and print media.  Ali joined
891 ABC Adelaide as the Mornings host from

Ali supports a number of charities, is also
an ambassador for Minda, is passionate
about helping people with disabilities
and exploring local communities.

She is married to Mathew Clarke and has
three children - Eloise, Samuel and Madeline.

 Carol Martin - Patron
 Port Adelaide Enfield Councillor

Debbie Gracie - Founder

Mobile 0439 416 113

 Associate Professor Dr. Margaret Davy AM

Medical Spokesperson
Gynaecological Oncologist

Member of the Medical and Research Advisory Group with Ovarian Cancer Australia

Georgina Richter

Medical Spokesperson
Gynaecological Oncology, Support Nurse
Clinical Practice Consultant

Women's Health Centre
Royal Adelaide Hospital

We need your help  Many clubs and organisations across South Australia help us raise awareness and funds for our Ovarian Cancer Charity by allowing OC Challenge to be their charity recipient.  Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is February - You could run a girls 'Teal' night in, dinner party or corporate casual clothes day at work to help us raise awareness and funds? If you are participating in the City-Bay Fun Run, see our events page for details. Or simply start fundraising now, setting up your own page in honour of a special friend or family member via the Every Day Hero website and search for OC Challenge,  see more on our Events Page

Thank you for your   donation 

Donations are tax deductible.
You can make one direct to our
bank account. Please
email us with
donation details for a receipt

Beyond Bank West Lakes SA
OC Challenge Incorporated

BSB               325 - 185

Account   0364 5690

Credit Card donations are accepted using Visa and Master Card with an automatic receipt sent directly
to your email account.


Please call Debbie on 0439416113 or start your own fundraising page here Every Day Hero and search for OC Challenge


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