Ovarian cancer isn't cancelled. Women need your help now more than ever.
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.
"I was just 27 when I was diagnosed with low grade ovarian cancer. Overnight my life changed forever."
"My life is now full of scans, chemotherapy and other treatments."
"In the midst of this I try to keep active and find enjoyment in the present."
"Research is hope. Hope for clinical trials and new treatments to extend and save the lives of women like me"
"I'm not ready to stop living. Please help spread awareness this 'Steptember' and fundraise for research to give women like me more time."
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in North America; and Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month in Australasia and the United Kingdom.
Step Up Fundraising Ideas
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.