September is New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month
One in 70 New Zealand women will be affected by ovarian cancer in their lifetime. Women with low-grade serous ovarian cancer tend to be younger, and with current treatments their cancer is often incurable.
That is why this September we are asking you to Step Up for Ovarian Cancer. We are challenging you to walk, run, cycle - it's up to you. Be active and raise vital funds for research to find better treatments to help women live longer.
100% of the funds you raise (less payment processing fees) go directly to research.
Jane was diagnosed at 32 years old with low-grade serous ovarian cancer.
"Life was really good, and then overnight it changed irreparably. The last 3 years I've had 2 major surgeries and been on constant treatment. It's difficult living when my future is so uncertain but I try to stay active and enjoy time in nature."
"Research is hope. Hope for better treatment options, more time and ultimately a cure. Please join me in fundraising for hope this September."
A Canadian is cycling 1000km, a kiwi is climbing a small mountain, an Australian is running their own race for an hour - as far as they can go, a woman from the UK is going for an 8000 step stroll, and an American is dedicating her birthday. It's completely up to you.
But if you're stuck for ideas:
- Choose an activity - walk, run, cycle (or something else!)
- Measure your activity - in time, or steps or distance or destination
- Decide if you're going to do it one day, some days or every day in September
- And remember - it's not what you do, but why that matters the most. You'll be helping fund crucial research to help women live longer.