Author Leesa Cato
We probably won’t see any AFL teams playing to promote Ovarian Cancer awareness but it’s a topic close to our hearts at the Victorian Women’s Football League. This Sunday we have the Ovarian Cancer awareness round across the VWFL competition. Victorian vice captain Lou Wotton lost her Mum Cath to Ovarian cancer and we are raising awareness & funds for the Cath Wotton fund.
Cath Wotton the mother of our Victorian vice captain Lou (Louise) lost her fight with Ovarian cancer back in 2007 and this Sunday Lou will be leading her team the East Burwood Devils against the Darebin Falcons to play for the Catherine Wotton Cup.
The Catherine Wotton Ovarian Cancer Nursing Scholarship Fund has been established by Cath’s three daughters, Amy, Jo and Lou, and her nursing colleagues in recognition of Cath’s significant, 37 year contribution to nursing and her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Women suffering from gynaecological cancer and ovarian cancer especially, are particularly vulnerable and in need of highly skilled nursing care, support and advocacy. The scholarship will provide registered nurses the opportunity to be specifically trained in the area of gynaecological and ovarian cancers. The aim of this scholarship is to address the current shortage of gynaecological nurses, so that women are supported through their cancer journey, whilst also raising awareness of gynaecological cancers amongst women in the community.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Round including the clash for the Catherine Wotton Cup
Round 14 on Sunday 17 July
East Burwood v Darebin playing for the Catherine Wotton Cup
Match starts at 2pm
Pre Game Function 12:30pm
AH Capp Reserve,
Halwyn Crescent, West Preston.
All proceeds support the Catherine Wotton Ovarian Cancer Nursing Scholarship Fund
Leesa Catto | Media Manager