Can you help me make a real difference to the life of someone affected by ovarian cancer?

In 2018 my wife Lesley was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after discovering a tennis ball sized lump in her abdomen, 3 months later after many tests & scans Lesley had full surgery to have removed the now watermelon sized 'lump' removed, it was cancerous! Lesley then underwent 6 cycles of chemotherapy, we hoped she would now be clear but 2.5 years later Lesley had her first recurrence, she has now had three, in 2020, 2023 and now 2024. Lesley is nearing the end of yet another 6 cycles of chemotherapy for the fourth time.
During this time we found there was very little information available regarding ovarian cancer, until we found Ovacome, the national UK charity focused on providing support and information to anyone affected by this disease.

Having just returned from walking the full length of the West Highland Way in 5 days, I wondered what I could do to help raise awareness of not only ovarian cancer but the Ovacome charity too, so I have decided that my next 3 challenges I would dedicate to this wonderful cause, especially as Ovacome receives no government funding and so relies on its donors and fundraisers to make its life-changing work possible.

So I will be taking part, once again, in 3 of the 100km challenges organised by Action Challenge, starting at around 7:00am, my aim is to complete these challenges within 24 hours, looking to improve my personal best for each one. The challenges are as follows:

8th and 9th June - The Lake District Challenge
22nd and 23rd June - The Cotswold Challenge
7th and 8th July - The Peak District Challenge

I would also like to dedicate these challenges to walk in memory of Lesley's good friend Sarah. Sarah was diagnosed in 2020 with a form of ovarian cancer that sadly does not respond to chemotherapy and Sarah past away in 2021.



Dave Paris Dave Paris