Ovarian Cancer Action strives to achieve action. It’s one third of the charities name and 100% of what they are about.

One woman dies in the UK from ovarian cancer every two hours. In fact, other cancers, such as breast cancer, had better survival rates 50 years ago than ovarian cancer actually does today. Ovarian Cancer Action main goals are awareness raising and scientific research. The charity campaigns to improve the understanding of symptoms among the public and with GPs.

The biggest impact, though, comes from their main area of focus: scientific research. Since 2006, it has funded many research projects, opened a pioneering Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre, and continued to run the International Forum on Ovarian Cancer, which brings together the world’s leading scientists to share knowledge and determine priorities. Now, Ovarian Cancer Action is taking action to fund the next generation of research.

You might be surprised to learn this…

  • One woman dies in the UK from ovarian cancer every two hours.

  • Since 2006, Ovarian Cancer Action has funded £12.3 million of research projects: more than any other UK ovarian cancer charity.

  • There are around 7,500 new ovarian cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s 20 every day.

Important dates for the calendar

  • March - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  • May 8th - World Ovarian Cancer Day

  • September - Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

How to go the extra mile!

There are many ways to get involved from volunteering at events or in the office, to fundraising or organising events yourself.

Organise a walk to honour a loved one who had or has ovarian cancer. Whether it’s a walk to the pub, amble through the park or a trek up a mountain Ovarian Cancer Action will support you the whole way! You can take part ‘Walk In Her Name’ an event that helps honor a special woman in your life whilst raising money for charity.


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