Step Up for Ovarian Cancer this September

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Tie up your laces and get active. Raise funds. Help us find a cure.
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September is New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cause of female cancer death in New Zealand.

Help us change the statistics. In 1970 the survival rates of ovarian and prostate cancer were almost the same. Now prostate survival rates are more than twice as good as ovarian cancer. We can catch up. But we need your help.

That is why this September we are asking you to Step Up for Ovarian Cancer.

Everyone can get involved. All you need to do is is be active, fundraise and raise awareness.

Jane's Story

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"Life was really good, and then overnight it changed irreparably. The last 4 years I've had 2 major surgeries and been on constant treatment. When I was diagnosed my oncologist said my prognosis was likely 5 to 15 years. 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."

Where your funds go:

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Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is the New Zealand ovarian cancer charity. We fight beside women, to save lives.

We are on a mission to raise $87 000 - that's $300 for every person diagnosed this year - to support education, advocacy and research - so we can give people with ovarian cancer more time to do the things they love in life.

Fundraising Ideas

All you need to do is be active, fundraise and raise awareness! Whether you climb a mountain or walk 5km - you're a hero in our eyes.

You can join one of the many public events happening around the country this September.

Or do your own thing:

  1. Choose an activity - walk, run, cycle (or something else!)
  2. Measure your activity - in time, or steps or distance or destination
  3. Decide if you're going to do it one day, some days or every day in September
  4. And remember - it's not what you do, but why that matters the most. You'll be helping create positive change for people with ovarian cancer.
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Once you've chosen your activity, sign up through our Give a Little page, ask your friends to join you and have fun!

The Benefits of Physical Activity

Physical activity reduces your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, improves mood, boosts energy and helps you get a good night's sleep.
Stewart Caithness Gray Optometrist staff cheering at end of fundraising walk