Birmingham Roadshow
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Posted by Target Ovarian Cancer on Thursday 10 December 2009

Women living with and beyond ovarian cancer gathered in the glamorous and historic setting of Hornton Grange in Edgbaston, Birmingham for Target Ovarian Cancer’s third Roadshow event.

"It was a very uplifting day." [Roadshow Participant, Birmingham]

The event was free and open to all ladies with ovarian cancer. Women came from near and far along with friends and family members to join the feel-good day. 

A Target Ovarian Cancer Roadshow is a chance for women to get together, share stories and take part in wellbeing activities. The participants chose from a range of workshops covering different aspects of care, recovery and lifestyle tips. On hand were experts in aromatherapy, sexuality following a cancer diagnosis, make-up and beauty as well as local Gynae-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists and our own Philippa Carr, Head of Education & Advocacy. One lucky lady was given a fabulous make-over by the charity Look Good... Feel Better who demonstrated their services on the day.

“I now know I’m not alone with ovarian cancer.” [Roadshow Participant, Birmingham]

The Target Ovarian Cancer Roadshow is part of Target Ovarian Cancer’s ongoing work to develop services and courses which support women to live their lives as fully as possible after treatment. The day promoted local services with representatives from four local support groups as well as local nurses and other health professionals. Women also had a chance to give their views on how services in their area can be improved and sign up for our awareness raising courses to boost knowledge of symptoms across the West Midlands.

Target Ovarian Cancer will be holding Roadshow events across the UK in 2010 with dates currently booked in for Hull, Devon and Leicester. If you have ovarian cancer and would like to reserve a place on any of these events or would like to find out more about our Roadshow and support work please contact the office on 020 7923 5470 or email

“Thank you for the opportunity to come out for the day and enjoy good company, good food and receive information.” [Roadshow Participant, Birmingham]