NOVA Entertainment launches ovarian cancer podcast ‘Ovarshare’

Staff Writer

NOVA Entertainment‘s latest podcast has been launched to bring attention to women suffering from ovarian cancer in advance of Teal Ribbon Day 2020.

Ovarshare features the story of Kristen Larsen, who passed away in December 2019.

Larsen was diagnosed at 21 with advanced ovarian cancer, and following a six-year battle which saw her campaign around awareness of the disease and to raise funds into research, her final advocacy project was to create this podcast.

The episode’s six episodes feature people whose stories or spirit will touch listeners, with stories of survivors, their families and friends.

Over the course of the series, Larsen also talks to medical professionals and charity sectors, and reflects on beating cancer by living an incredible life in the time she had.

“I’ve seen so many things, I won’t have any regrets, I won’t feel like I’ve missed out on anything. I feel so lucky that at 27 I’ve been able to do so much more that other people would do in 80 years,” she said.

I’ve only had a small amount of time so instead of just wallowing in self-pity and the disease, I’ve got up and decided that I don’t know how much time I have but I’ve got to make the most of it.”

Her sister, Elsa Larsen, added; “Her smile so genuine, her laugh so full of joy, Kristen continued to dream big for her Teal sisters, Wise beyond her years, Kristen’s story will live on, will continue to impact and inspire us.”

Teal Ribbon Day is on Wednesday, 26 February, and February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Australia.

Ovarshare is available on Acast and all leading podcast platforms, while donations to Larsen’s ongoing work can be made here.

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