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Welcome to your ovarian cancer information hub

- For the Women's Institute - 

Together we can make a change

The Women’s Institute is democratic and member-led, and the resolutions process is unique in putting members at the heart of decisions about our campaign activity. Every issue that they campaign on stems directly from a resolution put forward by members and adopted at the Annual Meeting. WI members have a unique opportunity to turn a concern into a national campaign every year, backed by the whole of the WI. This year we were thrilled that the Women's Institute voted for the resolution ‘A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer’. 

Cary Wakefield, Chief Executive of Ovarian Cancer Action, said: “UK-wide symptom awareness has a vital role to play in our ambition to improve ovarian cancer survival. The WI has a legacy of affecting long-lasting and meaningful change, and we are thrilled to be working together. Collectively we can help both women today and for generations to come.” 

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One of our dedicated Ovarian Cancer Action supporters, Kathy Heathcote is a member of the Women’s Institute (WI). Kathy tragically lost her daughter-in-law, Vicky, to the disease in 2019. Vicky used her diagnosis to make a change. Vicky is the incredible woman behind our “I Will Survive Video” and will forever be part of our mission to help more women survive ovarian cancer and now Kathy is carrying on her legacy. For years the WI has been making real change by championing the issues that matter to them the most. This resolution can transform the live so thousands of people, with 200,000 strong sisterhood backing us for real change. Together with our scientists, we can raise awareness of ovarian cancer, prevent this deadly disease, catch it early and treat it effectively. 

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