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.”
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.”
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.”