Celebrating inspirational women!

It's International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating the women who inspire us. These ladies are just some of so many who have gone above and beyond to create a better future for thousands of women affected by ovarian cancer. Thank you to everyone for your support — we truly couldn't do what we do without you.

  • Laura Moses

    Laura writes with warmth, wit and absolute candour about the challenges she has faced since her ovarian cancer diagnosis, aged just 27. Her blog 'Finding Cyril' raises awareness of BRCA and ovarian cancer and provides a much-needed source of support for others in the same boat.

    Read Laura's story

    Laura M colour
  • Mara Artibani

    Ovarian Cancer Action researcher Mara watched her mum and grandma battle cancer when she was very young so, when she had to choose what to specialise in, cancer research seemed the perfect way to combine her love for science and her commitment to improving the life of women with cancer.

    Read more about our research

  • Jenny Turpin

    Jenny lost her mum to ovarian cancer last year and has since thrown herself into raising money for ovarian cancer research. Pictured here at the Royal Parks Half Marathon, she is currently in training for the London Marathon in April. She has also been running a social media campaign through her site BraveStrongMums, to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

    Jenny's fundraising page

    Jenny Turpin
  • Florence Wilks

    Not only has she raised an incredible £40,000 for Ovarian Cancer Action since her diagnosis eight years ago, Florence is an eloquent and passionate ambassador for our cause. 

    Read Florence's story

    Florence Wilks
  • Sharon Hodgson

    MP Sharon Hodgson is a great advocate for our cause and chairs the ovarian cancer APPG. This year she lent her support to our campaign for improved access to genetic testing: Acting on BRCA.

    Read more about the campaign

    Sharon Hodgson
  • Christina & Josephine Palmer

    Christina was diagnosed with stage 3B Ovarian Cancer in September 2017, and lost her hair due to chemo. Daughter Josephine, 13, went on to raise £2,645 by allowing her brother to cut off nine inches of her hair!

    Josephine's fundraising page


Inspirational ladies - we’re calling on you to join #TeamOCA. Whether you can fundraise, volunteer, raise awareness or donate, join us to take action and fight for a world without ovarian cancer.