Support, Hope & Education

Gynaecological Cancer Group

SHE's mission is to provide support to Tasmanians and their families who have been diagnosed with gynecological cancers.

Gynaecological cancers include cancer of the vulva, vagina, cervix, endometrium, uterus, ovaries and placenta.

The most recent data from Cancer Australia shows that gynaecological cancers represent 9.3% of cancers diagnosed in people with female reproductive organs.  The most common gynaecological cancer is uterine cancer.

While the survival rate for all gynaecological cancers is around 71%, some gynaecological cancers such as ovarian cancer have a survival rate of only 48%. Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death among people with female reproductive organs.

Further statistical information about gynaecological cancers can be found on the Cancer Australia website :

What's happening at SHE HQ?

SHE held its annual AGM on 30th September 2021. We are excited to be developing our new strategic plan and the incredible progress we have made towards a Wellness Centre.

There have been some big changes in our Charity!

Firstly it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our outgoing Chair and Founder, Katrina Driessen. We would like to formally thank and acknowledge the tremendous work and contribution Katrina has made.

We are delighted to introduce you to our new board members:

  • Scott Harris - Chair
  • Megan McLaren - Deputy Chair & Public Officer
  • Annie Archer - Secretary
  • Ann Jones - Treasurer
  • Cymbaline - Partnership Manager
  • Julie Inman - Board Member

Our Favourite People

We would also like to acknowledge the incredible support we have received from the community and our amazing partners over the past 18 months. Every little bit counts towards a better future for gynaecological cancer patients in Tasmania!

We can't wait to share our strategic plan with you and some exciting news about the Wellness Center!!


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Sandy Bay Lions Junior Football Club Fundraiser!!

9 August 2021

Sandy Bay Lions Junior Football Club has done an amazing job supporting our valuable work at SHE in creating awareness of gynecological cancers.

Jo's Dream Dinner

16th May 2021

Tasmanian patient Jo Harris keeps inspiring women (& us at SHE) with her dedication to ensure her story and awareness of Ovarian Cancer is spread far and wide.

We are grateful for Jo (& Scott) for the article written in today’s Mercury newspaper.

We want to keep our focus and follow Jo’s dedication to raising the awareness of Ovarian Cancer (and all gynecological cancers) as we know it can save lives.

SHE Breakfast

25th February 2021


As part of our events for Ovarian Cancer Month in February this year we held our inaugural breakfast. It was a huge success and we would like to thank our fabulous sponsors Devine Property, EB Conveyancing, Ability Hearing and Balance, Orange Trunk Consulting and all of our prize donators!  We'd also like to say a huge thank you to Hon.Elise Archer and Jo Harris.

Ultimate foundation of hope – High tea for hope 2019

Ultimate Foundation of Hope’s High Tea for Hope is back for another year. We are excited to be at a new venue and offering 2 sitting times this year. All money raised at this event will assist us with support and workshops for women and their families affected by Gynaecological Cancer here in Tasmania (the…
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Inspiring woman Katrina Driessen

At a recent Women’s Business Network meeting I heard inspiring woman Katrina Driessen speak about her not for profit Ultimate Foundation of Hope and fundraising efforts to support Ovarian Cancer Australia.  I was impressed by her drive and vision, and thought my client base really should hear more about Ovarian Cancer. So “over to you…
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