Alexandra Holden

Team 100

Fundraising for Target Ovarian Cancer
raised of £600 target
by 50 supporters
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Event: Walk for One Million, on 7 October 2012
Participants: Alex, Beth, Lara, Sarah
We target what’s important to stop ovarian cancer devastating lives.


Almost 7,000 women each year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Only 36% of those women will be alive five years after diagnosis. 12 women die from ovarian cancer every day - more than the number of people who die in road accidents. Survival rates haven't changed in twenty years.

One of the main issues is late diagnosis - two thirds of women are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making it harder to treat. Women frequently delay going to the doctor, as they aren't aware that their symptoms could be ovarian cancer. When they do get to the doctor, they are frequently misdiagnosed, as many GPs are not aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. A third of women aren't diagnosed until they get to A&E.

Target Ovarian Cancer is working to increase early diagnosis - through raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer with women and GPs.Their medical research programme funds the only UK-wide ovarian cancer grants fund. They also provide support and information to women with ovarian cancer, their friends and families.

One of our team works for Target Ovarian Cancer, so can vouch that the money is well spent, and that the charity is getting a well-deserved name for making a different in the areas that matter. She is fortunate to meet a lot of women with ovarian cancer, and is regularly overwhelmed and inspired by their strength, courageousness and selflessness - women who are seriously ill, but are out campaigning, raising awareness and raising money.

The Walk for One Million takes place on Sunday 7 October, and is a 10k walk around Knebworth. Our team consists of Alex, Beth, Lara and Sarah. Thank you for your donation.

About the charity

At Target Ovarian Cancer, we target what’s important to stop ovarian cancer devastating lives. Stand together. Save lives.

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