What is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We need your help.
With only three percent of women very confident at spotting a symptom of ovarian cancer, there is an urgent need to raise awareness. Last year our supporters reached over 50,000 women with events up and down the country.
Target Ovarian Cancer is working to reach more people with information about the symptoms and provide training for GPs. This year we need you to spread the word even further, and raise funds to help us improve early diagnosis. Find out more about our campaigning during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
What's the 50s Challenge?
We’re asking everyone to tell 50 people about the symptoms of ovarian cancer and raise at least £50 for Target Ovarian Cancer. One in 50 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime. By giving out 50 leaflets you could help one woman to spot the symptoms and get an earlier diagnosis.
The money you raise will help us improve diagnosis and treatment. You could even add a 1950s theme to your event. Start planning your 50s Challenge today!
7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the UK. In 2013, Alison was one of them. Before being diagnosed, Alison had little knowledge of ovarian cancer. Last March she organised a coffee morning to make more women aware of the symptoms.
“Fortunately my cancer was found early and I’ve gone on to make a full recovery. I took on the 50s Challenge to spread awareness of the symptoms to help other women get diagnosed earlier. It was a great excuse to get together with friends, enjoy some cake and chat whilst raising money and awareness. I wanted to raise £50 but ended up raising over £300!”
How your support will help
- £50 could allow 200 people to learn about the symptoms of ovarian cancer by receiving our symptoms leaflet to help with earlier diagnosis
- £100 could enable 200 GPs to update their knowledge of ovarian cancer and best practice for early diagnosis.
- £500 could pay for two days of medical research into new treatments for ovarian cancer.
- Download a copy of our guide
- Plan your 50s Challenge
- Tell us your plans and request materials
- Donate by text or online
- Remember a loved one
- Give a gift in your Will
- Join our of our March challenge events
- Get your company involved
Spread the word on social media
With only three percent of women very confident at spotting a symptom of ovarian cancer, there is an urgent need to raise awareness. If you have a website, blog, Twitter account, Facebook page or anywhere else you could spread the word, please share our symptoms image (click on the image below for a bigger version).
Would you recognise the symptoms? Please share to make more women aware #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth @TargetOvarian
We've also created cover images for both Facebook and Twitter that you can use to raise awareness of the symptoms. Simply click on them to open the full size image to save and upload to your own account.