September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month
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 with low-grade serous ovarian cancer live longer.
Visit our fundraising page hosted on Just Giving to sign up and help us raise vital funds to research LGSOC.
100% of funds raised through Step Up goes to LGSOC research.
Women with low-grade serous ovarian cancer tend to be younger, and with current treatments their cancer is often incurable. Approximately 3% of all ovarian cancer is LGSOC, it is overlooked and underfunded, but you can help us change that!
Choose your challenge
- 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.
Supporting the search for better treatments
All funds raised for Low Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer (LGSOC) research in the UK are being directed to the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, part of the University of Edinburgh, to support Professor Charlie Gourley and his team’s research to improve the survival of women with low-grade serous ovarian cancer. Their world leading research focusses on understanding the genetic and genomic origins of low-grade serous ovarian cancer, and, how this information can be used to better detect and treat this disease.
Diane was diagnosed with low-grade serous carcinoma at 49 years old. In the last six years she has had three surgeries, two courses of chemotherapy and several hormone therapy treatments.
As a palliative care nurse specialist she never expected, at the height of her career, to be on the receiving end of palliative care herself.
She continues to tirelessly raise awareness of this disease and to raise money for vital research to find successful treatments with hopefully a cure.
“As long as I’m alive I will fight as hard as I can for research to save other young women from dying with ovarian cancer. Please Step Up and fundraise for research.”