Step Up for Ovarian Cancer this September
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
It's when we tie up our laces and get active to support women with low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSC).
Anyone can participate. All you need to do is be active, fundraise and raise awareness!
LGSC tends to affect younger women and is difficult to treat. Which is why we Step Up in September to show women they're not alone and raise crucial funds for research.
Whether it's a 5km run, 10 000 steps, an epic bike ride or a stroller push - it all counts.
TIPS TO GET STARTED:
- 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
- Create a fundraiser on Facebook for our partners at STAAR Ovarian Cancer and ask your friends to join in and donate
- Remember - have fun! Thank you. You're amazing!
Funds raised support Cure Our Ovarian Cancer's Charity Partner STAAR Ovarian Cancer. STAAR is a registered American non-profit. Donations will fund crucial LGSC research. Research to improve survival and give people with LGSC more time to do the things they love in life.
In September 2019, Morgan was diagnosed with low-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. At 30 years old, Morgan had her first ultrasound to investigate her fertility status and ability to freeze her eggs. Unfortunately, instead of preserving her fertility Morgan began a battle to preserve her life. Her stage IV cancer diagnosis left her unable to have biological children of her own.
"I was 'lucky' to have found my cancer when I did and that I live near one of the best cancer hospitals in the country," says Morgan.
"Research will give me and women around the world better options if our cancer comes back. Please Step Up this September and fundraise to give women like me more time."
Morgan is a board member of our US sister charity STAAR Ovarian Cancer