Our Community Fundraiser Beatrix explains why the funds you raise from your Walk In Her Name are so important.
Ovarian cancer is the UK’s most deadly gynaecological disease. And it claims the life of another woman every two hours. That’s why we’re on a mission to fund research that saves lives. By finding and funding the innovators who will help us break this cancer.
By hosting your own Walk In Her Name you will be helping us to fund important scientific research, including our work at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre. You will also be helping us to spread awareness of the disease and its symptoms. Last year our symptoms posters helped 7.6 million women to spot the signs of ovarian cancer!
The money you raise will also help us to fund the vital work conducted by Professor Ahmed and his team at the University of Oxford’s Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. These scientists are working on a way to prevent ovarian cancer, and they have already made an exciting discovery that could reduce the number of ovarian cancer cases.
The University of Oxford scientists have recently discovered a potential way to detect ovarian cancer early. They have found that levels of a protein called SOX2 are much higher in women with ovarian cancer. They are also higher in some people who are at risk of developing the disease, such as those with inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
Developing a test for the presence of SOX2 could prevent ovarian cancer before it takes hold. It could lead to an effective screening tool for ovarian cancer. And an ability to screen women for the disease could save lives. Will you join us in our mission to make this possible?
We want to take action and action is Walking In Her Name. Step by step our research will progress. Step by step we will work towards earlier detection. And step by step the future for women facing this disease can, and will, change.
Join us. Walk with us. Act now.