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UK Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the United Kingdom

Every day twenty women are diagnosed will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and fourteen women will die in the United Kingdom (UK).

We believe that’s too many. Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is dedicated to improving the survival of women with low-grade serous ovarian cancer, a rarer cancer which disproportionately affects younger women. We support research around the world, including the UK.

Ovarian Cancer Podcast launched

Kristen Larsen was living her dream in London, when her world came crashing down. Diagnosed at just 21 years old with low-grade serous ovarian cancer. She spent her life advocating for ovarian cancer women and research. Tragically she died in December 2019. Ovarshare was her final advocacy project.

The Ovarshare podcast is a collection of powerful and inspiring young women. Their stories touch the heart, inspire, and give valuable insight into the multifaceted life of ovarian cancer. Three of the women interviewed – Kristen, Elly and Shauna had low-grade serous ovarian cancer.

Find out more: Ovarshare

Your everyday purchases can help fund research

Did you know lots of businesses will donate a percentage of your purchases to low-grade serous cancer research if you ask them? Go to Easy Fundraising (www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/researchintolowgradeserousovariancancer) to learn more. It’s free to sign up and there are no obligations. Once you are signed up there are two easy ways to contribute. You can download their app and get a reminder every time you visit a qualifying website – just click a button and you’re away. Alternatively visit the Easy Fundraising website and type in the shop you want to visit. There are a huge range of services from clothes and electronics to utilities.

March 01, 2020