Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

$1 from every ilo Curve sold is donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, Australia’s leading independent body dedicated to funding national ovarian cancer research. 

Every single day, 4 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Historically 70% of women were diagnosed in the advanced stages, and only 25% survived beyond five years. Many women will have entered hospital to undergo exploratory surgery, but most will wake to find they have undergone a complete hysterectomy. This invasive surgery is currently the only way of detecting and accurately diagnosing ovarian cancer.

It is a bleak and depressing picture of the reality of ovarian cancer, a picture that hasn’t shifted in thirty years but needs to change urgently. These statistics scratch the surface of why innovative research is so urgently needed—to find an early detection test and also discover better, more effective treatments that will help women survive their diagnosis long term.

Established in 2000, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) has grown to become Australia’s leading independent body dedicated to funding national ovarian cancer research. They are leaders in the ovarian cancer space through prioritising research that will have the biggest impact for the most women, collaborating with ovarian cancer experts to identify and pursue the most promising projects, embracing a dual focus on both the present (reducing the lethal threat for women today) and the future (striving for complete eradication of ovarian cancer). 

For more information about the amazing work OCRF performs please click here

$1 For Amaze

We believe that one of the main issues contributing to women feeling uncomfortable discussing self-pleasure and masturbation is the lack of educational resources available when we are going through puberty. With almost everyone exploring sexual experiences in their teens we are on a mission to educate our youth about sexual health and its importance. Therefore, we donate $1 from every My ilo sale to AMAZE. 

AMAZE harnesses the power of digital media to provide young adolescents around the globe with medically accurate, age-appropriate, affirming, and honest sex education they can access directly online—regardless of where they live or what school they attend. AMAZE also strives to assist adults—parents, guardians, educators and health care providers around the globe—to communicate effectively and honestly about sex and sexuality with the children and adolescents in their lives.

Thirty-five years of public health research clearly demonstrates that young people who receive honest, age-appropriate, non-judgmental information about puberty, relationships and sexual health are more likely to delay sexual initiation when they are young and to use condoms and other contraceptive methods when they do become sexually active. Further, quality sex education can help young people successfully navigate puberty, learn about healthy body image, distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and understand the concepts of consent and mutual respect. 

For more information about the power of providing youth with quality sex education visit about Amaze.