The ABC is working with Cancer Council to host a very special series of “Girls’ Night In" events across Australia.
Jill Emberson is getting married two months after finishing her latest bout of palliative chemotherapy. She was freshly in love and stimulated at work when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Nine months later, she was told she’d be lucky to be alive in five years.
She’s not alone, 1,000 of the 1,600 Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in Australia will not be alive in five years. There is no diagnostic test for ovarian cancer, and it’s often picked up once it has spread. A pap smear does not detect ovarian cancer.
Now Jill is sharing her story in an intimate podcast "Still Jill".
To mark the launch of the Still Jill podcast series, ABC invites colleagues and audiences to come together to listen to the first episode of the series, and to make a donation to help raise vital funds for Cancer Council. 100% of all funds raised on this page will go towards ovarian cancer research.
The podcast is available here www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/still-jill/ and you can register to host your own Girls' Night In event in support of Cancer Council here https://www.girlsnightin.com.au/