About 7,400 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the UK.

Ovarian cancer causes symptoms that are similar to common non-cancerous conditions. This can make it difficult to diagnose early and is why it is known as the silent killer. My grandma lost her fight peacefully at home in November 2023, surrounded by love and care. We all miss and think of her every day.

I’m upping my game to make this year my best year of running yet. I’ll be celebrating my grandma’s memory by completing the Great North Run, additionally special to me as it’s in my home town with friends and family in the crowd.

Christina Rose Cornberg