Battling Gynaecological Cancer

Supporting research into kinder and more effective treatments for gynaecological cancer patients

Our mission

Give every woman hope and a vibrant chance for surviving gynaecological cancer by funding research into clinically prioritised trials for treatments, diagnosis and prevention.

Founded by Professor Andreas Obermair

Founded by Professor Andreas Obermair in January 2012, Cherish was established to generate funding for research and clinical trials that could be developed and implemented quickly to find kinder ways to treat women with gynaecological cancer.

Corporate Governance

Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation is dedicated to good corporate governance and is a registered not-for-profit organisation with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).

Should you  have any questions regarding Cherish’s approach to corporate governance, please contact us.

Our Board

Anna Katter is admitted as a barrister in Queensland and has a professional background in commercial, corporate, administrative law and…

Anna leads the global legal activities at Megaport. She holds over fifteen years of corporate law experience working for large…

Gerard has a diverse leadership background, with a broad and versatile skill set that spans people, specialist and general management…

Haidee is responsible for overseeing the accounting operations at NEXTDC as the Chief Accounting Officer.

Director | Marketing & Media Experienced professional working in the marketing, media and creative communications industry for over 20 years.…

Leticia has been a volunteer non-executive director for Cherish since 2016. She is responsible for financial matters and ensuring Cherish…

I spent my working career in sales as a State Account Manager for Shell Petroleum in Victoria and consecutively Mars…

Prof. Andreas Obermair is a gynaecological oncologist based in Brisbane since 2003. He sees patients with proven gynaecological cancer or…

Professor David Paterson is Director of the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. He works as an Infectious Diseases…

Our History

January 2012

Founded by Professor Andreas Obermair

February 2012

First “Battle Against Ovarian Cancer” held

February 2013

Second “Battle Against Ovarian Cancer” held

February 2014

Third “Battle Against Ovarian Cancer” held

April 2015

Fourth “Battle Against Ovarian Cancer” held

October 2015

Cherish releases new refreshed brand

November 2015

Cherish releases new website

April 2016

Fifth “The Battle” held

April 2017

Sixth “The Battle” held

September 2017

Cherish releases the CA125 app

March 2018

Seventh “The Battle” held

March/April 2019

Everest Trek Event

Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation is a nationally registered not-for-profit organisation based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Founded by Professor Andreas Obermair in January 2012, Cherish was established to generate funding for research and clinical trials that could be developed and implemented quickly to find kinder ways to treat women with gynaecological cancer.

Every year, Cherish commits funding to these clinical trials and valuable research for the sake of the women we cherish – our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters, wives, fiances and friends. If we didn’t, the 5000 women who are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year in Australia are almost forgotten, as societal focus is not on this area of women’s bodies as much as it should.

We thank you for considering supporting Cherish and for looking into what we do, how we do it and how you can help.

Should you have any questions, please contact us.