Kellie’s Legacy: Sista Fitness’ Annual Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser 2024

Every eight hours, we lose an Australian woman to ovarian cancer.

In 2021, the Sista Fitness family suffered a great loss in the passing of a beloved friend and Sista Fitness staff member, Kellie. For those of you who never had the pleasure of knowing Kellie, she was a dear friend to the entire Sista Fitness community, but particularly close to Maggie.

Our beautiful Kellie bravely fought against ovarian cancer, but ultimately was taken from us by the disease last year. Before this, she became a massive advocate for raising awareness about the hard-to-detect disease.

Ride for Research

Sista Fitness Midland | 7am – 9am | Saturday, May 11th

Following the legacy Kellie left behind, Sista Fitness has will host a spin-a-thon event called Kellie’s Legacy — Ride for Research. Together, we’ll be raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia.   

This event will take place on Saturday 11 May, beginning at 7am and finishing at 9am in our Group Fitness room. Our participants will ride for two hours — yes that’s right, riding for two hours straight!  

Bikes will be available for purchase at $80 each, via booking into the “Ovarian Cancer Research Donation – Ride for Kellie Fundraiser” class on the Sista Fitness App or using the link below. The number of bikes is strictly LIMITED so register fast! We encourage everyone to dress up in teal and blue to represent the colours of the Ovarian Cancer Australia foundation, with prizes going to the best dressed individual, and best dressed bike…

Keep an eye out for our raffle and Ovarian Cancer Australia ribbons which will be available for purchase throughout the week prior. Donations can be made via the link below. Even if you’re not participating in the ride, we would love the Sista Community to come down and be a part of the event. ALL of your support is greatly appreciated.

P.S Are you currently participating in the Sista Lifestyle Challenge? You’ll get a bonus entry into the giveaway draw for being involved in our Ride for Research.

We hope to see you there!



About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer affecting women in Australia. Each year in Australia, around 1400 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed, and the five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is just 45.7%.

It’s been dubbed the “silent killer” due to “whispering symptoms”. Ovarian cancer cannot be picked up by a PAP smear, and the symptoms are often vague, subtle, extremely generic, or attributed to other things. For example, some of the symptoms are tiredness, bloating, frequent urination, irregular menstruation, back pain, and indigestion. Any number of these could be attributed to any number of possible causes — and ovarian cancer usually isn’t screened for these complaints.

By the time most women have been diagnosed, there is little to offer in the way of hope.

Additionally, treatment for ovarian cancer has not changed significantly since the 1970s (almost 50 years) due to the lack of funding provided for research. Symptom awareness is our best bet in terms of early detection, and this is some Kellie was extremely passionate about — particularly raising funds toward a direct screening test.