Jill Emberson

1959 – 2019

Jill died peacefully on the 12th December 2019 at home surrounded by loved ones. Ken and Malia were holding hands with her in her final moments. She was aware of the love around her and was not in pain.

Jill was a fearless campaigner for ovarian cancer, a brilliant journalist; broadcaster; beloved wife, fierce mother; friend to many. She worked tirelessly all her life to call out injustice; make the world a better place. Jill put ovarian cancer firmly in the mind of Australians and her successful advocacy will save the lives of countless women in the future. She started the social movement Pink Meets Teal which lobbies for cancer funding fairness.

Jill was an inspiration to everyone who knew her, and her love; care for her dearest was extraordinary . We’ve all cried bucketloads of tears; don’t know when we will stop.

The Jill Emberson Ovarian Cancer Media Archive

December 2019

ABC Alumni: Remembering Jill

The Jill Effect: Jill passes away

Newcastle Herald: Jill Emberson passes away

City of Newcastle: Vale Jill Emberson

HMRI: Vale Jill Emberson

Pink Meets Teal raises $30,000 with D Majors at Black Tie event

The D Major's Pink Meets Teal black tie fundraiser

Malia Emberson talks on behalf of Jill Emberson at fundraiser

November 2019

20 Million Secured for Ovarian Cancer

Reaction to 20 Million

Ovarian Cancer Australia More Than Hope Highlights

October 2019

Pink Meets Teal Petition

Petition Gains Strength

Pink Meets Teal black tie fundraiser

September 2019

The Jill Emberson Effect

The Good Fight (Australian Story)

Jill Emberson's fight for ovarian cancer research funding, because 'we can do it for our ovaries too'

ABC Promo Video for Australian Story

Sabra Lane interview with Greg Hunt MP

Senate Inquiry into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates

August 2019

Jill Emberson shares ovarian cancer battle on ABC's Australian Story to fight for funding and raise awareness

June 2019

Giving a voice to women with ovarian cancer - Jill Emberson (NRMA)

Giving a voice to women with ovarian cancer - Jill Emberson (NRMA HELP Series)

Jill Emberson NRMA Promo

Textile artists in Newcastle create Fearless Flowers campaign for ovarian cancer research

May 2019

Still Jill podcast award winner (SMH)

An Evening with Jill Emberson

Why Collaborating is better than Competing – even with your Competitors

A Mother’s Purpose, mothers day article with Malia and Jill

Campaign Headed by ABC Journalist Demands Funding Fairness for Ovarian Cancer

Jill Emberson: Living with incurable ovarian cancer

March 2019

Pink meets teal: time to raise awareness of ovarian cancer

International Women's Day: ABC presenter Jill Emberson 'refuses to die quietly'

Some cancer patients get dedicated nurses. Others don't. Is that fair?

February 2019

'I am slowly coming to terms with the fact my cancer is incurable'

Radio host Jill Emberson, 59, reveals the signs of ovarian cancer every woman should know about - as she fights the deadly disease for the second time

Ovarian Cancer Australia - Still Jill

Jill Emberson's speech in Parliament

Cancer victims plead for research funds

Newcastle's Jill Emberson calls for equity in cancer funding during meeting with Prime Minister in Canberra

January 2019

Jill Emberson named Newcastle's Australian of the Year 2019

City of Newcastle: Cancer research advocate Jill Emberson a worthy winner of citizen of year award

Jill Emberson named Newcastle’s Australian of the Year 2019

November 2018

Tim Crakanthorp speech acknowledging ABC Newcastle broadcaster Jill Emberson for her podcast about ovarian cancer called "Still Jill".

October 2018

Telling people you have cancer, and how to respond as a loved one

Lord Mayoral Minute - RecognisesandthanksJillEmberson,ABCNewcastlebroadcasterforher contribution to raising awareness of ovarian cancer

Still Jill - ABC Podcasts

Still Jill: 'Most women with ovarian cancer don't get symptoms until it really has spread'

Backstory: How journalist Jill Emberson overcame rage, fear and sorrow to make a podcast about having terminal ovarian cancer

Jill Emberson's story of ovarian cancer diagnosis

Breast cancer awareness products profit off survivors’ suffering

September 2018

Still Jill - Announcement - Living the rest of life to the fullest

June 2018

Silent killer finds vocal opponent in terminal ovarian cancer patient Jill Emberson

National Press Club: Nicole Livingstone

Jill's big change - Conversations with Richard Fidler

May 2018

Jill Emberson is back at 1233 ABC Newcastle to record a podcast on ovarian cancer

Hunter Blitz for ovarian cancer

Jill Emberson Ovarian Cancer story

'Unprecedented' donation from Hunter Valley winemakers prompts hope for ovarian cancer patients

February 2018

ABC Newcastle presenter Jill Emberson using personal experience to raise awareness of ovarian cancer

November 2016

McGrath Foundation breast care nurses to get $20.5m in new funding

January 2015

1233 ABC Newcastle presenter, Jill Emberson, reflects on Newcastle's connections to radio station Triple J, which is turning 40.

March 2013

1233 Mornings presenter Jill Emberson is feeling pretty chuffed with the range of competition entries to broadcast her program live from your place.

February 2013

Jill wants to visit your place