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Hundreds to walk in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer

  • The Ovarian Cancer Walk kicks off in October in cities across the UK
  • Hundreds of people will walk in support of mums, sisters, aunts, daughters and friends whose lives have been affected by the disease

Hundreds of people from across the UK will gather in London and Edinburgh this October for The Ovarian Cancer Walk, 2016’s biggest coming together of people whose lives are affected by ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer can be devastating, and over 7,000 women are diagnosed each year in the UK. Far too many women are diagnosed too late, once the cancer has already spread, making treatment more difficult. When a woman is diagnosed at the earliest stage, her chance of surviving ovarian cancer for five years or more doubles from just 46 per cent to more than 90 per cent.

But there is hope – Target Ovarian Cancer. We are the only ovarian cancer charity working to change the broader ovarian cancer landscape, everywhere in the UK.

People taking on The Ovarian Cancer Walk will gather in two locations: London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 9 October and Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park on 16 October. Groups will walk 5km or 10km with friends, family, pets – and, most importantly, hundreds of others whose lives have been touched by ovarian cancer.

Emma took part in The Ovarian Cancer Walk 2015. She said: “After losing my mum to ovarian cancer, I wanted to help in some way, give something back in Mum’s memory. I took to the internet to find an event we could all do as a family. The Ovarian Cancer Walk was ideal.

I signed Dad, my brother, sister and me up. It was an amazing day, emotional yet comforting to be around other families who knew how we felt. Now the walk will be something we do every year as a family in memory of mum.”

Target Ovarian Cancer’s Director of Fundraising, Susan Booth, said: “The Ovarian Cancer Walk will be an incredible day for families and friends to get together to walk to support their loved ones and ensure a long and healthy life for women with ovarian cancer both now and in future.

“We’re really looking forward to walking in two iconic locations this year – London and Edinburgh – and we hope as many people as possible will join us.”

Registrations for The Ovarian Cancer Walk are open now, and everyone is welcome. To register and find out more, visit

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