Kristen Larsen, Ovarian Cancer Advocate
Kristen lived by the quote “if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough”.
At the age of 21, Kristen’s life changed forever as she was diagnosed with advanced Ovarian Cancer. Kristen showed incredible courage and determination and always held hope. She continued to dream big and wanted to make a difference for her fellow Teal Sisters.
Over 6 years, despite being in continuous treatment, Kristen was a champion for raising awareness of the disease and funds for research. The impact Kristen had in elevating the Teal profile and raising awareness worldwide, is immeasurable.
Her extensive volunteer efforts were recognised as a Young Australian of the Year 2019 finalist for Queensland. Kristen's final advocacy project was the Ovarshare Podcast, which she created as a platform to share the stories of young women affected by Ovarian Cancer.
Kristen knew first hand that research is the only hope women like her, have for a future. Not long before she passed, Kristen created a fundraising page with the aim of raising $1 million dollars towards research funding- this will live on in her honour and is called Kristen's Living Legacy. Please consider donating or holding a fundraiser in benefit of her Legacy:
Kristen Freya Larsen passed away on the 9th of December.
Her smile so genuine, and her laugh always full of joy. Kristen’s story will live on, will continue to impact, and inspire us.