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Celebrating 10 years of the Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run!

As the Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run enters its 10th year, we reflect on what we’ve achieved together over the last decade.

The Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run is on its way to London on 8 October, and Belfast on 6 November. This year is an extra special one, as 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run!  

To celebrate, we’re looking back on 10 things that we’ve achieved together since the very first event in 2012... 

  1. Fundraisers at our Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run events have raised enough to:

  2. You’ve ordered half a million of our symptoms awareness leaflets to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer and improve early diagnosis.

  3. Thanks to your donations, we’ve committed over £1.5 million to gold-standard research projects across the UK, to find newer and better treatments for ovarian cancer.

    An ovarian cancer researcher smiling and holding lab equipment
  4. Over 1,200 of you have joined our Ovarian Cancer Community.

  5. Thanks to your campaigning, NHS England launched the first ever nationwide awareness campaign including ovarian cancer symptoms. It was seen by millions across TV, radio, local billboards and on social media.

  6. Our campaigners have helped to ensure that everyone with ovarian cancer across the UK has access to treatments that are right for them, leading to exciting developments in the availability of drugs like bevacizumab (Avastin®), olaparib (Lynparza®) and niraparib (Zejula®).

  7. We delivered the UK’s first open letter to the government on ovarian cancer. Over 21,000 of you added your name to demand urgent action to save lives. 

    Campaigners outside Parliament
  8. Together with the British Gynaecological Cancer Society and Ovarian Cancer Action, our campaigning secured the future of an ovarian cancer audit in England to drive improvements in diagnosis and treatment.   

  9. Our community came together virtually at our very own digital conference on ovarian cancer, Moving Forwards Together, where we heard from world-leading experts on everything from early diagnosis and treatment to mental health support and excellence in ovarian cancer care.  

  10. Claudia Winkleman presented our BBC Lifeline Appeal, with stories from three women sharing their determination to raise funds and change lives. 

    Claudia Winkleman sitting on a park bench looking into the camera


We think that’s a lot of be proud of. Come together with our amazing community at the Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run 2022, to celebrate all these achievements and more! 

Join us in London on 8 October > 

Join us in Belfast on 6 November >