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    20 February 2018

    "This year’s walk is of special significance as it would have been Aleasha's 40th Birthday"

    Rob Coan and his sons are currently preparing for their fourth Walk In Her Name event since he lost his wife Aleasha in January 2015 at the age of 36. He explains why the walk is so important to him and his family...
    Rob Coan sons
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    31 January 2018

    "The news was devastating, but we tried to focus on the bright side"

    In 2012, Louise's Mum went to the GP, thinking that she might have pulled her hip muscle doing housework. She was prescribed various pain medications and even had some physiotherapy, but nothing could shift the persistent achy feeling.
    Louise
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    24 January 2018

    "We shared tears, laughter and lots of stories"

    Myfanwy has taken part in numerous Women V Cancer events over the last few years, enjoying unforgettable experiences and making lifelong friends along the way. Although the challenges have often seemed daunting, the strength and determination her mum showed during her cancer treatment has been a source of inspiration for Myfanwy.
    Myfanwy WvC
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    13 January 2018

    Join us and Walk In Her Name!

    Are you thinking about organising a walk to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action? Our Community Fundraiser Jess...
    WIHN
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    08 January 2018

    Challenge yourself in 2018!

    In 2018, get active to take action against ovarian cancer! Whether it's your first 10k, a trek abroad or an epic nighttime cycle - there's something for everyone. We've rounded up some of the best events to get involved with this year.
    Ride London Challenge
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    21 December 2017

    Get fit for free: Why walking should be your new year's resolution in 2018

    Why not join us this year and make your resolution to walk!
    WIHN
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    18 December 2017

    Our 2017 highlights!

    We share some of our highlights from 2017
    Highlights
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    18 December 2017

    Meet our Walk In Her Name Ambassadors!

    As people all over the country begin to plan their own Walk In Her Name, what better time to meet our Walk In Her Name Ambassadors. Or WINHAs (winnas) as I like to call them!
    Kelsey
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    14 December 2017

    Endometriosis and ovarian cancer risk

    Our Health Projects Manager Ross Little responds to a recent article in The Lancet on how clinicians should approach ovarian cancer risk with patients who have endometriosis.
    Endometriosis
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    12 December 2017

    "That Christmas was going to be her last, so every little thing took on a new meaning."

    Our Cancer Prevention Officer, Jo Stanford, lost her mum to ovarian cancer in 2006. She looks back on the final Christmas they shared together and to the future, grateful that access to genetic testing means she can be there for her own children for many Christmases to come.
    Jo and her Mum
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    01 December 2017

    Box2Beat Cancer: Teresa's story

    Elite Piloxing Instructor Teresa Malins held a three-hour Box2Beat Cancer event in Beckenham, raising more than £12,500 for Ovarian Cancer Action! She shares her reasons for hosting the event and what made it such a success
    Teresa Malins2
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    30 November 2017

    "The hardest part for me was talking to my children about the BRCA mutation"

    Emma Noon shares her story, from finding out she has a BRCA gene mutation to the preventative surgery that followed.
    Emma Noon ovarian cancer action blog post
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    23 November 2017

    Why I'm taking part in Walk in Her Name 2018

    Last year, Gill Campbell decided to hold her Walk in Her Name in memory of her twin sister, Wendy Taylor, who sadly passed away in October 2015. She shares her experience...
    Gill Campbell collage
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    22 November 2017

    "I’ve learnt to cherish every moment with my family"

    After losing her cousin to ovarian cancer, Christina underwent genetic testing and found out that she carries the BRCA 1 gene mutation. Being BRCA+ greatly increases her risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer. Empowered with this knowledge, Christina was able to take action with preventative surgeries to ensure that she is around for her children for many more Christmases to come…
    Christina family
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    17 November 2017

    "This challenge for Ovarian Cancer Action has given me wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime"

    Our Great Wall of China Trek is a fantastic charity challenge, involving a five day hike along this magnificent man-made structure. Julie tells us about her experience and why she decided to fundraise for Ovarian Cancer Action
    Great Wall China
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    16 November 2017

    "I am determined to see this treatment as a precious gift of life"

    In the general population, around 1 in every 400 to 1 in every 800 people carry a BRCA1/2 gene mutation. This figure is, however, significantly higher for people from an Ashkenazi Jewish background, like Stefanie, where it rises to 1 in 40. After losing her mum to ovarian cancer in 2015 and discovering that she too is BRCA positive, Stefanie made the decision to go ahead with preventative surgery....
    Stef Daniels
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    09 November 2017

    The Anvil: Living in fear of ovarian cancer

    After losing her mum to ovarian cancer and later being diagnosed with a BRCA1 gene mutation, Abbie McAdam lived her life plagued with anxiety that her own children would also be left without a mother. Now a year post-surgery, she reflects on the decision she made and the impact it has had on her life...
    Abbie collage
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    07 November 2017

    Living with Lynch Syndrome

    23 years after her father's death, Suzie Lismore underwent genetic testing and discovered that both she and her brother have Lynch Syndrome; a genetic mutation that increases an individual's risk of certain types of cancer. Suzie now wishes to share her experience to raise the profile of this little-known hereditary condition and its potentially devastating consequences.
    Suzi dad
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    13 October 2017

    Faster diagnosis and treatment and better patient experience

    We spoke to Jo Simmons, Project Manager at the Chelsea & Westminster Oncology Clinic, about their nomination in the Cancer Nursing category. The team have been recognised for the vital work they are doing in the field of earlier diagnosis
    ADOC 2
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    09 October 2017

    "We need to look after our minds too"

    Ovarian cancer comes with many trials. Here Claudia talks about the psychological impact treatment had on her and why mental health needs to be taken seriously too.
    Claudia Gore2