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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Every March, we put ovarian cancer in the spotlight. Find out how you can get involved.

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 

This March we asked you to join us and you really stepped up! Every day in March, we moved, shouted, raised money, increased awareness and built a movement across the UK to speed up early diagnosis and stop ovarian cancer devastating lives.  

Take a look at what you achieved...

What is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?

Every March we put ovarian cancer in the spotlight. This March we’re speeding things up.  

Two thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late when the cancer is harder to treat. Every day in the UK, 11 women die. We won’t accept that – and we know that you won’t too. Not when survival rates in other countries are so much higher. And not when we can do something about it right now. 

We can’t afford to stand still. We’re pressing Fast Forward on early diagnosis and we need you with us.

What can I do in Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?

We need your help! Read more about what you can do...


Target Ovarian Cancer runners taking part in Run 11


Get sponsored to complete our active Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month challenges. Join us on 26 March in Hyde Park, London for Run 11. Take on 11k (or 5.5k) to raise vital funds and awareness.

Four fundraisers walking in costume at the Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run

Step 11

Not a runner? No problem! Take 11,000 steps every day in March, and together let's stop ovarian cancer devastating lives.

A large group of Target Ovarian Cancer fundraisers smiling towards the camera - Raise 11


You don’t need to break a sweat to support Target Ovarian Cancer. With Raise 11, you can fundraise your way. This is your chance to get creative – bake 11 cakes, get sponsored for 11 acts of kindness or stay silent for 11 hours!

An image of Deena giving an awareness talk to a group of people


Symptoms awareness saves lives – so let’s shout about them. We need you to help spread the word about the signs of ovarian cancer. Tell 11 people, share 11 stories – there are lots of easy ways to make a noise!

Why do we need an awareness month?

Two thirds of those with ovarian cancer are diagnosed too late when the cancer has already spread. We’re now in an awareness crisis.

  • 1 in 5

    1 in 5


    know that bloating is a symptom of ovarian cancer

  • 1 in 100

    1 in 100


    know that needing to wee more often is a symptom

  • 4 in 10

    4 in 10


    wrongly believe that cervical screening detects ovarian cancer  

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – our time to act.

Do you need to wait until March to act?

No – throughout the year, we work with our community to create change. You don't need to wait to campaign, raise awarenessfundraise or connect with others – or read real life stories – whatever you do, whenever you do it, will help improve early diagnosis and ensure more people get the treatment and support they need.  

What did we do last year?

Together, our incredible community achieved so much last year for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Whether it was raising money or awareness, sharing stories or campaigning for change – the impact you made was huge.

Here are just a few things we got up to: 

  • Demanded awareness, so that everyone is diagnosed early and gets the life-saving treatment they need. Over 15,000 of you added your names to our open letters to governments across the UK.

  • Raised vital funds to support our work, to help us campaign for change, research newer and kinder treatments and strengthen our supportive community. You walked 4.5 million steps, cycled thousands of miles and baked hundreds of cakes!

  • Shared your stories on TV, in newspapers and all over social media, so everyone knows what symptoms to look out for.

  • Influenced decision makers, with over 100 elected representatives becoming Teal Heroes who pledged to fight for better diagnosis, treatments and support.

But it doesn't stop here, find out more about ways to support our work.