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Powerful together - World Ovarian Cancer Day

06 May 2021


This World Ovarian Cancer Day we want to cause a commotion. With one woman dying every two hours of ovarian cancer, it's time to let the world know the size of this issue - and what we're doing to change that. Here at Ovarian Cancer Action, we're on a mission to improve methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatments. Improvements in each of these areas will transform the lives of women now and in the future, but for too long this disease has gone unnoticed, and we think it's time to shake things up.

So how are we getting the nation talking about ovarian cancer? We've asked female influencers to wear our specially designed pants on the 8th of May which show the power of our ovaries, and whilst they can give life, ovarian cancer can take it away. By joining forces with these powerful women, our voice will be heard. 

Our World Ovarian Cancer Day champions: 

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Our amazing ambassador Julia Bradbury is no stranger to helping us spread our message far and wide. Back in January Julia helped us get the nation's eyes on ovarian cancer by presenting our BBC Lifeline Appeal. Now she's getting ready to pose in her pants for World Ovarian Cancer Day. Julia Bradbury, said: “Ovarian cancer is the UK’s deadliest gynaecological disease and over 7,000 cases are diagnosed each year. Each one of these women is a daughter, a mother, a sister, a friend. Which is why I have chosen to support Ovarian Cancer Action this World Ovarian Cancer Day and ask you to do the same.”

We're also thrilled to have establishments such as the Vagina Museum supporting us. 

Check out who else is helping us to share our message on the 8th of May, from fitness gurus to TV presenters, fashion models and everything in between, alongside these incredible women we will get the nation talking about ovarian cancer.

Don't forget to give our World Ovarian Cancer Day champions a cheeky follow so you can show your support, and see them pose in their pants! Remember to like, comment and share - to help us raise awareness this World Ovarian Cancer Day.

Lisa Snowden
SiSi Shoffman
Sarah Nicholson
Joanna Kenny
Rachel Penrose
Malika Ranshaw
Sarah Robinson
Em Clarkson
Georgina Horne
Anya Culling
Carly Newson
Cara Delahoyde-Massey
Renia Jaz

Follow our journey on our Instagram channel on World Ovarian Cancer Day (8th of May) and use the following hashtags to share our messages:
  • #WorldOvarianCancerDay 
  • #PowerfulTogether
  • #PoseInMyPants

Let's get the nation talking about ovarian cancer.