Diane Evans

80 Miles for Low Grade Ovarian Cancer!

Fundraising for The University of Edinburgh
£365
raised of £300 target
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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

I have been living with Low Grade Ovarian Cancer since 2014. My disease is now terminal as it has spread into my chest and throughout my abdomen. After going through two surgical operations, two courses of chemotherapy and two different Hormone Blocking treatments I am managing to survive when many people have died. My options are limited in terms of future treatment unless further research is carried out. I want to walk in memory of all those who have lost their lives through this disease and to prevent this rare cancer from taking more lives..

Low Grade Ovarian Cancer primarily affects younger people in their prime and is a rare sub-type of Ovarian Cancer. It is mostly chemotherapy resistant and so the treatment options are few in comparison to High grade Ovarian Cancer. 

Low grade serous ovarian cancer is an under-researched disease and I want to help change this. I want to help Dr Gourley at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre to fund the screening of new drugs in the laboratory in order to identify those most likely to be beneficial in the clinic. I have seen how committed Dr Gourley is to finding more effective ways of treating Low grade Ovarian Cancer and we are hugely grateful to him for taking on this challenge.

Now it is time for my challenge. Starting on World Cancer Day which is  4th February 2020 I will walk the equivalent in miles from my home in the New Forest to my son in Glastonbury which is 80 miles. I plan to walk throughout February and then during the UK Ovarian Cancer Awareness month in March. Please help me to get to my goal. 

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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Total raised
£365.00
+ £72.13 Gift Aid
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£365.00
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