Ovacome, ovarian cancer

Reach Ova

Reach Ova is a new project that will engage with and provide support to women with ovarian cancer from under-represented groups. It will also raise awareness of the symptoms among marginalized and under-represented communities of women generally.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1159682)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£10,150

Donations

16

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Situation

Ovarian Cancer is diagnosed in 1 in 52 women in the UK, however because the symptoms are often misdiagnosed and the disease is often diagnosed at a late stage this means that survival rates are low. These factors can lead to feelings of isolation among women with ovarian cancer and their family members, particularly those who are from under represented groups. Early identification, patient advocacy and awareness raising are crucial as there is no national screening program.

Solution

We will adapt our services and create resources to specifically target those who are unlikely to access our mainstream support service, such as BAME women, lesbian, transgender, those living in poverty, those over the age of 75 and younger women who are diagnosed as well as those who do not have English as a first language. We will systematically work with other charities and healthcare providers to ensure that our symptom awareness raising campaigns are delivered to harder to reach groups.