Could your employer help us to save lives?
Research spend on ovarian cancer in the UK has dropped by a third in five years. There are very few new treatments for ovarian cancer with the treatments that are available being some of the toughest out there. Enough is enough, it’s time to TAKE OVAR. With your employers help together we can fund life-saving research to help double survival rates.
Companies can play a significant role in generating the impact Target Ovarian Cancer achieves in many ways, either from direct financial contributions or through actively fundraising and encouraging employee volunteering. Often this is conducted under programmes such as ‘charity of the year’. If you work for such a company, we need your help now…..
How can you help?
Just a few minutes of your time can open the doors for Target Ovarian Cancer to be nominated as a potential charity partner. Even if your workplace doesn’t have a set scheme we could be your first charity partner! Preferred charities are often chosen because a company employee like you has a direct and personal link to that charity and initiates the process.
What can you do?
- Step 1. Contact - Find the right contact person in your organisation who organises the ‘charity of the year’ selection. Usually this can be done simply by calling your personnel department.
- Step 2. Ask - Speak to that person and ask how are charities selected? What is the process? What is the timing?
- Step 3. Let us know - Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 923 5474
Why is this important?
The amounts of funding that can be raised is significant – maybe from a few thousand pounds from smaller firms to hundreds of thousands from larger companies. We need workplaces and companies to help TAKE OVAR and reverse the drop in investment in ovarian cancer research and help us to find new treatments – could your workplace be one of these?
We thank you!
“In the end I hope my research will speed up diagnosis. In the end we hope to develop either a blood or a cervical smear-based test, that could be used by GPs in combination with a CA125 test and ultrasound scans to rule out ovarian cancer. It could also have other uses for example before primary surgery as a test to see who needs surgery from a specialist and who doesn’t need such a big surgical intervention.
It’s really important that Target Ovarian Cancer funded this project. If we can find better tests that can be done in the quickest time possible, that’s going to benefit all these women. I hope it has a big impact on women in the future.
Together we can fund life-saving research to help double ovarian cancer survival rates. It’s time to TAKE OVAR. Thank you for putting us forwards.” Dr Liz Moore
Thank you to all of the organisations currently working with us:
"We at the BMA are thrilled to be working with Target Ovarian Cancer, the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity, for 2017. Target Ovarian Cancer was nominated by a member of staff as a charity close to their heart, and we voted overwhelmingly to support them and help them beat this devastating disease and transform the lives of women with ovarian cancer across the UK.
We’ve had fantastic support from the Target Ovarian Cancer team. From receiving deliveries of balloons, leaflets and posters so we can raise awareness of the symptoms, to having a dedicated member of staff who’s there if we have any queries, it’s been a great experience. It certainly looks like we’ll smash our target and raise awareness as well as much-needed funds for this fantastic charity."
Rob Kidney, British Medical Association