Our ambassadors

For too long, ovarian cancer has remained unrecognised, underfunded and misdiagnosed. At Ovarian Cancer Action, we want to put it in the spotlight. And keep it there. We want to ensure it gets the attention and research funding it deserves. 

We're so grateful to our ambassadors for using their passion and their platform to help us to amplify our message. Together, we will transform the lives and prospects of women today and for the generations to come.

  • Brooke Vandermolen

    Brooke Vandermolen is an NHS doctor currently working and training as a Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London. She has experience clinically, dealing with all aspects of women’s health and pregnancy, including assessing patients with a range of gynaecological concerns, and performing and assisting in surgical procedures.

    Known to many as ‘The OBGYN Mum’, Brooke has built a platform through her blog and instagram account to shares her personal and professional expertise with women of all ages. Her passion is sharing evidence-based information to help women understand their bodies, their choices, and improve awareness so no subject is taboo any longer.

    Brooke is proud to be an ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Action as it is a charity close to Brooke’s heart, after a close family member suffered from ovarian cancer. She is passionate about improving awareness and early diagnosis.

    Brooke Vandermolen
  • Gwyneth Strong

    Gwyneth sadly lost her mother to ovarian cancer more than 15 years ago so she’s seen, first hand, the devastating impact of the disease. She’s dedicated to raising awareness and doing all she can to drive funds to our research centre.

    “Ovarian cancer kills more women than all the other gynaecological cancers together. It’s not right, then, that it doesn’t get the attention it deserves. More awareness will lead to better funding. And that means fewer lives lost. And that’s why I am so dedicated to my role as patron to the charity. I will do all I can to make more people aware and improve outcomes for women affected by the disease.”

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  • Sharon Hodgson MP

    “As the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ovarian Cancer, I am proud to be an ambassador of Ovarian Cancer Action and to support the amazing work they do everyday to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and fund further research into this awful disease. I hope that this campaign is hugely successful.”

    Sharon Hodgson

Previous supporters of OCA include:

  • Kate Winslet CBE

    “Having lost our mum to ovarian cancer in 2017, as a family we have first-hand experience of the awful loss that comes with this terrible disease. Early screening and further research is invaluable. Raising awareness as well as funds, becomes immediately empowering to women and girls, whilst at the same time giving genuine hope for a brighter future and cancer free lives.”

    Kate Winslet
  • Birdy

    “I feel so honoured to be a part of this film for Ovarian Cancer Action. My uncle, who worked on the project, forwarded the clip to me and the first thing I thought was how little I knew about the disease. Please learn the symptoms and if you can, help fund ovarian cancer research. We can make things better for the next generation.” 

  • Emma Reynolds MP

     “My Mum survived stage 4 ovarian cancer but her recovery and the lasting impact of the cancer would have been much easier if her cancer had been detected earlier. I support this campaign because we urgently need more research and more awareness raising of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.”

    Emma Reynolds MP
  • Norman Lamb MP

    “My mother died of ovarian cancer so I very much identify with this campaign.  It is much needed. I hope it is a massive success in raising both awareness and vital funds.”

    Norman Lamb MP
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Sophie started supporting us in 2015 after her son’s school friend lost her mother to ovarian cancer.

    “I find it so surprising that ovarian cancer doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It's a disease that strikes at the heart of what it is to be a woman, yet awareness is so poor. It’s time more was done to change that.”

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Emilia Fox

    One of Emilia’s closest friends lost her sister to ovarian cancer and Emilia has been doing all she can to raise awareness ever since.

    “There are still so many myths out there about ovarian cancer, not least that it’s an ‘old lady’s disease’. This is dangerous and I know all too well that it’s not true. All women need to be educated about ovarian cancer and all women should care enough to speak out about a disease that claims the life of another woman every two hours.”

    Emilia Fox