March has come to an end and what a month it has been! Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters for taking action to help us get closer to our goal to raise £1 million to fund an ovarian cancer screening tool. Read our Q&A with Professor Ahmed about the vital work his team is doing in this field, thanks to your donations.
Read on for some of our Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month highlights...
This March we spoke to over a thousand GPs and members of the public about ovarian cancer and we will continue working tirelessly all year round to raise awareness of the UK's biggest gynaecological killer.
Until there is a national screening programme for the disease, the only tool we have to ensure more women are diagnosed earlier is awareness. That’s why Ovarian Cancer Action have launched Talking Ovaries, and now we're asking you to talk ovaries with us too!
Find out how you can help us spread the word!
It was a fabulous month for Walk In Her Name, with walks of all shapes and sizes! From scaling snowy Snowdon to a solo stroll through the woods, we're so grateful to all our supporters so far who have taken steps towards a world without ovarian cancer. With warmer weather on the horizon, perhaps you fancy taking part in Walk In Her Name?
From Southampton to Blackpool to Glasgow, boxers up and down the UK have been packing a punch in the fight against ovarian cancer. If you would like to be involved, there are still events happening throughout April - or if you're a Boxercise instructor you can organise your own event!
We're calling on the UK government to fund a national clinical audit of ovarian cancer, to discover why the UK has one of the worst survival rates in Europe and to take steps to change this. Previous audits have already improved survival rates in other cancers and we need your help to make similar progress for ovarian cancer.
At Ovarian Cancer Action we’re driven by a simple belief; we’re defined in life by our actions, not our words. Only action can move the world forward and change the outcome of thousands of lives. So whether you took part in Walk In Her Name or Box2Beat Cancer, put up a symptoms poster, shared our film on social media or held a cake sale at work — thank you. Your support has been invaluable.
But we're not finished yet. Help us raise £1million for a screening tool to protect future generations.