After years of working on the Tea with Ovacome fundraising events and through their collaboration with Apricot Clothing, I decided to take on the ultimate challenge of running the London Marathon on the 26th April 2020. However, we all know what happened in 2020 and so now, one and a half years later, I am finally going to run the marathon on the 2nd October 2022! I am beyond proud to be running and raising money for a charity I love so much and for a cause so close to my heart. I will be wearing teal with so much pride and thinking of all the amazing 'teal sisters' who have already lost their fight against this horrible disease.

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 please help a girl out and 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 from the bottom of my heart <3 Karen McGhie