Target Ovarian Cancer
Fundraising for Target Ovarian Cancer
Gill’s ‘Pants to Ovarian Cancer’ 5K
Thanks for taking the time to visit my Just Giving page. As some of you know, I’ve been battling with incurable ovarian cancer since January 2021 and I’m doing a 5K in Princes Park, Toxteth on 27 May 2023 at 9am with my family, friends and the 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer Liverpool Group. We’ll be wearing pink knickers or undies over our gym gear to say ‘Pants to Ovarian Cancer’ and we’d love you to join us in your pants or support us with a donation to Target Ovarian Cancer.
All those doing the Park Run, or in my case walk in support are -
Me, Abbi, Taryn, Fern, Daisy, Lilah, Joseph, Ada, Amy, Amanda, Linda, Chloe, Tracy, Gareth, Clare, Liam, Maria, Lewis, Keil, Katie, Emelia, Charlotte, John, Melody, Steve, Myka, Mal, Simon and Norma
Raising awareness of signs and symptoms, and getting an early diagnosis saves lives as ovarian cancer kills more than 4,100 women every year in the UK. So, we’d ask you to talk to your nans, mums, sisters, daughters and any women in your life about the following symptoms:
Ovarian cancer has four main symptoms:
Persistent stomach pain
Difficulty eating/feeling full more quickly
Needing to wee more frequently
There can be a crossover between the symptoms of ovarian cancer and other conditions that are more common, such as irritable bowel syndrome, ovarian cysts and polycystic ovary syndrome. If you’re experiencing these symptoms it doesn’t necessarily mean you have ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer symptoms might also include:
Changes in bowel habits (going more often or a lot less)
Unexplained weight loss
Post-menopausal vaginal bleeding
If you’re worried, you can ask your GP for further advice about whether you need to go through some simple tests that can rule in or rule out ovarian cancer. No woman should die of this horrible disease so let’s make late diagnosis a thing of the past.
Target Ovarian Cancer is the UKs leading ovarian cancer charity working to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer. Were the only charity fighting ovarian cancer on all three of these fronts, across all four nations of the UK.
We're facing a new kind of challenge with Covid-19 and women with ovarian cancer have never needed us more. Your support means we can continue to raise awareness and maintain our support services.