Step Up for Ovarian Cancer America
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer takes the lives of 38 American women every day. Women with low-grade serous ovarian cancer tend to be younger, and with current treatments their cancer is often incurable.
That is why 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 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."
A Canadian is cycling 1000km, a kiwi is climbing a small mountain, an Australian is running their own race for an hour - as far as they can go, a woman from the UK is going for an 8000 step stroll, and an American is dedicating her birthday. It's completely up to you.
But if you're stuck for ideas:
- 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.