The Letitia Linke Research Foundation Inc. is a South Australian based not-for-profit charity, aimed at increasing awareness of Ovarian Cancer and fundraising for an early detection test for Ovarian Cancer.
The Letitia Linke Research Foundation Inc is a South Australian based not for profit charity aimed at increasing awareness of Ovarian Cancer – sometimes called the silent killer. We raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of this insidious disease and our annual event the Adelaide Silver Style raises funds to finance research to find an early detection test, and develop more directed and personalised treatment for women with Ovarian Cancer.
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Every 8 hours, one woman in Australia dies from Ovarian Cancer
In Memory of Letitia Linke
In 2014, aged 34, Letitia Linke was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Against impossible odds, this young wife and mother of two young boys began her fight against the disease, undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone treatment.
While undergoing this treatment Letitia became passionate about educating women about the signs and symptoms of the disease and raising funds for more research. Coordinated by Letitia and her committee, the first Adelaide Silver Style event, the Cocktail Party held in 2016 set the bar high with an evening of quality food, wine and entertainment — raising $75,000 in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).
Buoyed by the events success, and while still receiving treatment, Letitia followed up with the successful Frocktober Lunch in 2017. Letitia was a beloved OCRF ambassador, a face of the Witchery ‘White Shirt’ campaign, and was recognised for her efforts raising over $100,000 for the OCRF.
Sadly, Letitia lost her fight in August 2018, leaving behind a legacy that her family and close friends today continue in her honour. Letitia’s deepest wish was that an early detection test would be found so that no other family would have to go through what she and her family went through. From this, the Letitia Linke Research Foundation Inc was born.
A committee of Letitia’s friends and family have continued hosting the annual Adelaide Silver Style event to support research towards an early detection test, and speaking to other women to continue to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer.