The Carousel’s popular columnist Annalise Braakensiek was one of the first celebrities to join the cause by donning the head-turning t-shirt.
“We can’t just look away,” writes the model, actress and designer on her Instagram account.
“Today 4 women will lose their lives to gynaecological cancer.
“I have lost too many loved ones to the hideous disease already. Thankfully one of my dearest friends has survived gynae cancer. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
“Please help raise funds needed to save lives, and stop the silence about gynaecological cancer.”
Seven presenter Johanna Griggs was another big name to lend her support.
“Yep, you read this T-shirt right,” Johanna captions an image on Instagram.
“It says Save The Box! Why? Because every single day 15 Aussie women get diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. We don’t hear much about these types of cancers and they receive very little funding to find a cure.”
Adds newsreader Jayne Azzopardi: “Just because something is a bit awkward to talk about, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t.”
ANZGOG is an organisation founded by doctors, nurses and researchers trying to raise awareness and much needed funds.
Other celebrities to lend their support to the campaign include The Carousel‘s video host Chris Bath, Rebecca Maddern, Zoe Cramond, Ita Buttrose, Joe Hildebrand, Reggie Sorensen, and Deborah Knight.
More stars are expected to take up the challenge by sharing their snaps over the coming days.
“Save the Box is asking Australians to not only start talking about gynaecological cancers but also help us raise much needed funds for research,” says ANZGOG founder Michael Friedlander.
“Virtually every advance in cancer survival has been made on the back off clinical trials — research is key to improving the lives of women with gynaecological cancer.”
For more information and to donate to the cause, visit savethebox.org.au.