Are you thinking about organising a walk to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action? Our Community Fundraiser Jess tells you everything you need to know.
What is Walk In Her Name?
Walk in Her Name is a community event held by Ovarian Cancer Action, where we ask you to join us by organising a walk. It’s as simple as that. No matter how many people get involved and no matter their age; anyone and everyone can join in! Your walk can be a ramble round the park, a trek through the countryside or even a stroll to the pub! It’s up to you.
Why get involved?
Overcoming ovarian cancer is about working together. So we’re asking you to join our fight and organise a walk in the name of a loved one. Together, we can take steps to fund vital research into the prevention, treatment and cure of ovarian cancer. Walk In Her Name is a great way to bring friends and family together in honour of a woman who has been affected by ovarian cancer. By walking together we can remember the women we have lost, celebrate the women that are still in our lives, and raise money to help stop this disease once and for all.
Who is it for?
Anyone and everyone! We’d love anyone of all ages and mobility to join us in honouring those affect by ovarian cancer. For expert walkers why not check out these six walks or for smoother, more maintained paths take a look at this post from the National Trust.
How long does my walk have to be?
Your walk can be as long or as short as you would like it to be. It could be an all-day event, with a lunch break in your favourite pub, or a short stroll across your local park. If you want to challenge yourself, you could organise a mountain hike. A gentler walk could be a wander into town ending in a coffee shop.
How do I fundraise?
There are so many ways of fundraising, so it’ll be easy to find one that suits you. You could hold a bake sale or raffle, you could ask everyone to donate a set fee to take part in the walk, or even ask people at work to guess how many steps you will take! We also recommend setting up a fundraising page; this is a great way to see everything you have raised in one place!
Where does my fundraising go?
Your fundraising will help us to fund scientific research into the cause and treatment of ovarian cancer. It will help to fund our work at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre and our symptoms awareness programmes.
- £50 can pay for a chemical that will prepare cancer cells for research into creating new drugs to cure ovarian cancer.
- £100 can pay to run a group that will support eight women with ovarian cancer for a year.
- £500 can cover the costs of training a group of GPs in spotting the early warning signs and prevention of ovarian cancer.
- £2,000 allows us to engage more than 400 health care professionals and GPs, helping them spot the signs of ovarian cancer sooner.
Can I get an Ovarian Cancer Action t-shirt to wear on my walk?
Yes! As the event organiser we will send you an Ovarian Cancer Action t-shirt for free! You can order more t-shirts for the rest of your team, and we also have children’s sizes. We ask for a £5 donation for all additional t-shirts.
Step by step guide:
Ready to get involved? Register to receive your free step by step guide to organising your own Walk In Her Name. It’s full of tips and hints on how to make your event the best ever.
Don’t forget to take pictures on the day and share videos, using the hashtag #WalkInHerName
Let’s walk towards a world where no woman dies of ovarian cancer