In Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2019 we have seen some real strides forward. More of you have rallied to raise awareness than ever before. Our symptoms video has now been viewed over 250,000 times. We have sent out thousands of symptoms leaflets, and GP surgeries, pharmacies and even major hospitals across the country have displayed information about the symptoms to the public. Our amazing fundraisers have taken nearly 44 million steps to raise awareness for ovarian cancer, dressed to impress and baked cakes galore, all to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer. A big thank you to every single one of you who joined us to TAKE OVAR.
We won’t rest after Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Our TAKE OVAR campaign was made with women with ovarian cancer at its heart, to create momentum and accelerate change in ovarian cancer. We’ve harnessed this momentum to continue with vital projects that will make a difference to everyone we support.
A fresh round of ovarian cancer research
We’re excited to be opening a brand new round of research funding applications. Applications come from world-class centres, from top ovarian cancer specialists in their field. Our gold-standard ovarian cancer research programme is the only one to span the whole of the UK, ensuring that the best of the best applications come to the attention of our Scientific Advisory Board and our research advocates (lay reviewers who have been affected by ovarian cancer). Once applications have been submitted and reviewed by the experts, we will announce our funding decisions later this year.
Supporting and empowering women with ovarian cancer
Our unique support events are coming to Northern Ireland, Birmingham and Plymouth this spring. We’re bringing our energy, our friendly local experts in their field, and finally our unique blend of support, connection and empowerment, to each event. With sessions on coping with your diagnosis, body image and identity, and a chance to put your questions to ovarian cancer clinicians from local hospitals, we design our support days to have a lasting effect on everyone who attends.
Come with us
It’s time to TAKE OVAR. We have achieved so much, and there is so much more to do and we’re honoured to have you with us.