When Georgie Beck was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, her entire life changed. “My doctor called me in, he sat me down and he said, ‘You have ovarian cancer. You are very, very unwell.’” Far from being alone on this journey, Beck instead found herself at the centre of a village: family and friends who rallied to support her through every test and appointment; doctors and surgeons who guided her through treatments, and oncologists and researchers who continue to fight tirelessly against this disease.
That day, Beck was one of the five women in Australia who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer everyday. It remains one of Australia’s most lethal cancers, with one woman in Australia dying every eight hours from the disease. It has the lowest survival rate of all reproductive cancers (including breast and prostate)—patients have only a 49% chance of surviving five years.
Today, Georg Jensen joins the journey, launching the 2023 Georg Jensen OCRF pendant to continue the fight against ovarian cancer and raise much needed funds for research. In a campaign created by Gritty Pretty Productions, Georgie Beck is joined by her village: her family and friends, as well as oncologist Dr Yeh Chen Lee, researcher Dr Varshini D. Venkata, and spokespeople who are amplifying this message: model Samantha Harris, Gritty Pretty founder and publisher Eleanor Pendleton, and Sara Crampton, fashion entrepreneur and business owner.