It seems like everything is grinding to a halt. There are stories of holidays being cancelled, events postponed and businesses sending their staff home. But in amongst all of it, and no matter what happens over the next few months, cancer won’t stop.
Imagine how hard it is to hear the words “it’s cancer”.
Imagine hearing those words while dealing with all the uncertainty and health anxiety already around us at the moment. That’s the very harsh reality for the 58 women who, every day, are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer.
58 women and their loved ones heard that devastating news yesterday – and then they tuned into the Prime Minister, the Chief Medical Officer and our most senior scientist giving us some very tough news about the weeks and months ahead and the impacts on all of us of coronavirus.
No matter what happens, we will be there for those women. Through our nurse-led cancer information service Ask Eve we will answer their questions and give them the support they need. Our dedicated researchers will continue to put their all into their research in the hope of saving women’s lives and stopping cancer before it starts. And we will continue to do all we can to get the signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancers heard loud and clear.
But we need you. You have the power to pay for that nurse, to fund that research and to make sure more women know the signs and symptoms of these cancers. You can save lives.
We have had to cancel several events over the coming weeks, all of which would have brought in vital income. Income which is now lost. Numerous supporters have been in touch to let us know they’re, understandably, cancelling their bake sales and bucket collections. We run the real risk of funding less research because of this outbreak, but we’re going to do all we can to stop that happening.
If you want to help us be there for the women who need us. If you want to keep the progress coming with our research. Please, donate today. If you can, please set up a regular gift – this will really help us plan our research and support activity over the coming months of uncertainty. No matter what you give, we can promise you it will make a real and lasting difference to women’s lives.