Letter: March is ovarian cancer awareness month

Date published: 27 February 2018

Dear Editor,
I used to be one of the four out of five women in the UK that can’t name bloating as a major symptom of ovarian cancer. Then my role model, the wonderful comedian Linda Smith, died from the disease. Now as an Ambassador for Target Ovarian Cancer, I am calling for more awareness of the disease during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this March.
I want everyone to know the four symptoms – it could save lives: persistent bloating; feeling full; tummy pain; needing to wee more.
I’m asking your readers to join us to raise awareness and money to support Target Ovarian Cancer this March. It’s time to 'Take Ovar'. Together we can make sure every woman knows the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Join us at your workplace, school or community: Bake Some Noise with a cake sale or coffee morning, join us on Friday 9 March for The Big Colour Clash by wearing your loudest outfit for a donation, or challenge yourself to tell 50 people about the symptoms and raise £50.
We will send you everything you need for free – stickers, symptoms leaflets, badges and wristbands. Call 020 7923 5474 or visit  

Raise awareness, fund research, and save lives this March.

Susan Calman
Target Ovarian Cancer Ambassador

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