Alex Coppock-Bunce

Search for new therapies to treat Low Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

Fundraising for The University of Edinburgh
£1,317
raised of £1,500 target
The University of Edinburgh was approached by Jane Ludemann when she set up Cure Our Ovarian Cancer. Funding global activity to find a cure for ovarian cancer is a key aim of the charity and you can support research in Edinburgh from this page.

Story


In October 2018 I was diagnosed with Low Grade Serous Ovarian Carcinoma Cancer (LGSOC), and it is  a rare and under-researched disease. It affects women of all ages and is resistant to standard treatment.

Last year I was very grateful to my friends and family who helped me to raise over £1,000 towards researching this disease,  the poor relation when it comes to research funding.  Ovarian Cancer generally attracts a lot less funding than other cancers, and this one even less, in fact until this year, virtually nothing, so I raffled one of my paintings to raise awareness of this disease and start fundraising.

This year I want to celebrate the fact that I am still here  and I want to raise even more if I can by raffling another one of my paintings. 

This will coincide with my birthday in February and with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in March in the UK.

Tickets are £5 each and I will make the draw on Tuesday 31st March 2020.

IMPORTANT: Please contact me via alex@alexcoppock-bunce.com to tell me your address and contact details so that I can get the painting to you after the draw otherwise I cannot enter your name . 

I hope you like the painting- ( at the top of this page)  it is mixed media, on canvas and about 20 inches square. It has been in several exhibitions in the local area.  In case you don't know Wayland's Smithy, it is on the Ridgeway near Uffington White Horse and is a sacred site, a neolithic Longbarrow on one of the strongest Leylines in the country. As you can see it is a rainy scene.  Most of my paintings over the many years I've been painting are about sacred sites on this Leyline or about the sea in Cornwall. 

I can post it  anywhere in the world. So please would you share this with your friends and family too - everywhere. 

Tickets are £5 each and I will make the draw on Tuesday 31st March 2020.

IMPORTANT: Please contact me via alex@alexcoppock-bunce.com to tell me your address and contact details so that I can get the painting to you after the draw otherwise I cannot enter your name . 

Please  help me raise as much as possible for research into this disease to help both me and other women diagnosed with LGSOC so we can look forward to having treatment specifically for us and not just hope for the best with less effective treatments which we have had up until now. In the last year there are starting to be some promising results so we have some hope but we do need more as it is a clever and insidious, often called the "whispering",  disease. 

It is 85% likely to return in anyone diagnosed as it is usually diagnosed when advanced to stage 3 or 4, as the symptoms are not usually recognised early enough. The statistics are that only 2 or 3  women in 10 will live for 5 years. Hope is so important. 

Please be aware of the following symptoms and please tell woman who exhibits them to insist on a CA125 blood test to try to eliminate the possibility of it being Ovarian Cancer (OC). It isn't a screen for all OCs but it would have helped me as I did have some of these symptoms:

Bloating, feeling full after eating very little, pain in the abdomen, needing to urinate frequently,  change in bowel movements and/or  fatigue.

We wear a teal ribbon and know each other as Teal Sisters.


 At the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre there is research into new drugs being carried out in the laboratory in order to identify those most likely to be beneficial in the clinic. We are very grateful to Professor Gourley for carrying out this research.

About the campaign

The University of Edinburgh was approached by Jane Ludemann when she set up Cure Our Ovarian Cancer. Funding global activity to find a cure for ovarian cancer is a key aim of the charity and you can support research in Edinburgh from this page.

About the charity

You can choose from a variety of Edinburgh projects to Fundraise Your Way for. All the money you raise is processed through the University of Edinburgh Development Trust (reg charity SC004307) ensuring 100% received goes directly to the cause you care about and put to use straight away. Thank You.

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