Cancer survivor wins

Gynaecological cancer survivor and advocate Kath Mazzella.
Gynaecological cancer survivor and advocate Kath Mazzella.

Launched last year, the award recognises efforts made by individuals who improve outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers.

Ms Mazzella won category one of the award, open to those with personal experience of gynaecological cancer either as a woman with a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer, as a community member, or family members or carers who have been directly involved in supporting a woman with gynaecological cancer.

The award is named after the late Jeannie Ferris, former Senator for South Australia who was passionately committed to raising awareness about gynaecological cancer in Australia. Senator Ferris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 2005. She died in April 2007.