When people purchase a book or some homemade jam at the Wodonga Plant Farm, they don't often imagine where the money will end up.
The donations to the Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group resulted in national media headlines about research advancements in a deadly cancer that has no reliable screening test.
The latest news on that front can't be shared just yet, but it's directly linked to the $100,000 that has been donated by the community to the BOCAG stall.
"Professor David Bowtell from Peter MacCallum has said that with the clinical trial we paid for, they are about to publish results and it’s very exciting," president Heather Watts said.
"We can see the results from the money we give to trials and people need to know that.
"With the donations that we’ve given as well to the Albury-Wodonga Cancer Centre, almost $120,000, women are getting on trials who are terminal and didn’t have much hope."
The latest update from the Border Medical Oncology Research Unit showed six ovarian trials were being co-ordinated at the Albury-Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre with a further five pending activation.
These included "an exciting grassroots trial with Walter and Eliza Hall" looking at how the cancer responds to certain treatments and a "rare cancer trial that includes patients with rare ovarian cancers and gives these patients the opportunity to have access to immunotherapy, which is currently not available".
The plant farm stall was established after a walk for Kelsey Watts, who died of ovarian cancer.
Karen Ferguson said after the event the group looked for an ongoing way to raise money.
"I always make jams and when a lot of it didn’t sell, Kay Pollard said 'Bring it up to the plant farm and we’ll sell it there' - that's how it started," she said.
"The general community of Albury-Wodonga has been absolutely fantastic, they’ve been behind us all the way."
Mrs Pollard said just as the stall had passed its four-year anniversary, the fundraising tally ticked over $100,000.
"We want to thank the community for supporting us," she said.
Ms Ferguson is winding back her involvement in the stall, so BOCAG is seeking new members.
If you can help contact Ms Watts: 0400 156 687.