Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is Celebrating Giving Tuesday in the UK with #GivingCuresDay joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement
#GivingTuesday is on the 3rd of December. The campaign began in America in 2012, as a way to give back after the well known shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) with the key aim of encouraging people to think of others in the run up to Christmas.
This year we are asking for your help to give back to women affected by low-grade serous carcinoma by donating, fundraising and showing your support for Cure Our Ovarian Cancer.
Today, Wednesday the 19th of November, we start our most ambitious fundraising goal yet. To raise £25 000 globally for research over three weeks.
For women with low-grade serous carcinoma, time is the most precious gift. The donations we receive help fund research to find better treatments to help women keep living their best life with the people they love.
For £25 000 we could:
Grow and genetically sequence 10 unique cancer cell lines, which can be copied and shared for research projects around the world.
Fund a scientist’s salary for six months.
Test the cancer killing efficacy of 30 different drugs on a cancer model in the lab.
Fund a unique research grant.
Discover something important that will seed a change in the way every woman is treated in the future.
Last year celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Cara Delevingne and Dua Lipa used Giving Tuesday to support causes close to their hearts, alongside household name brands such as PayPal, RBS and ASOS.
People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. You can create a fundraiser, hold an event, ask friends for support. You could donate to lifesaving research. Or you could show your support by sharing our social media posts, telling your friends why you think what we do is important, or having a conversation with someone about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Every act of generosity counts.
We’ve prepared a poster and a few of our favourite recipes to help you host a WorkplaceTeal Tea fundraiser for #GivingCuresDay.
#GivingTuesday was the top trending item on UK Twitter, with the hashtag reaching people more than 600 million times. In the UK, more than £7.8 million was raised in online donations alone on the day itself.
Help us create a better future for women with low-grade serous ovarian cancer.
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