Frances Flaxington

After 14 years of being free from ovarian cancer I am taking part in the Touch of Teal Tea with Ovacome event in March (ovarian cancer awareness month). It is an annual event that takes place in the May Fair hotel in London to raise funding for Ovacome's support services and to help raise awareness of signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The main highlight of the event is the fashion show. I am taking part and modelling on the catwalk (so out of my comfort zone!) as an opportunity to help others affected by ovarian cancer.  All the models have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

The event is a great opportunity to share what helps others on their journeys and to raise funds to support Ovacome in providing support.

Ovacome provides a range of support services for anyone who has been affected by ovarian cancer, whether directly or indirectly. They offer a free telephone support line, a 24 hour online forum, email support, instant chat services and face to face support groups. They also work to raise awareness of the disease and to provide information from some of the top clinicians in the field of ovarian cancer.

Ovacome also fund a research fellow at Birmingham University, who is working to develop new therapies and understand and improve outcomes for women with advanced ovarian cancer.

As a smaller charity, every donation really helps Ovacome to continue and expand their services, providing vital support to those affected by this lesser known form of cancer. Any amount that you can offer would be greatly appreciated and would contribute towards their important work.

Please share this page with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere, so that I can reach my target and that together, we can help Ovacome to do more for those affected by this disease. Thank you!

Frances Flaxington