America - Step Up For Ovarian Cancer!
September is Ovarian 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 the Step Up page hosted on STAAR's website 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.
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