Back in October 2020, as part of our smaller charity focus, we featured Target Ovarian Cancer. Your car donations raised £1,250.55 in support of their work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer. The post below was provided by Target Ovarian Cancer:
Huge thanks to Giveacar for selecting Target Ovarian Cancer for a feature week, which has helped to raise over £1,000 through donated cars. Thank you so much to the donors who kindly selected us as their charity. You are helping to train GPs to spot ovarian cancer earlier and spread the word about the symptoms. This support couldn’t come at a more important time.
We’ve found that less than 2 in 10 women would book an emergency GP appointment within a week if they were experiencing persistent bloating, a key ovarian cancer symptom. It’s vital that women know the symptoms of ovarian cancer and get them checked out by a GP. The symptoms are:
- Persistent bloated tummy
- Always feeling full
- Tummy pain
- Needing to wee more
Marie started to experience bloating in April 2020, and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer during the first Covid-19 lockdown. Initially she put off going to the doctor because she was worried about pressures on the NHS.
“Nobody I know would associate bloating with ovarian cancer, and in fact it never crossed my mind before I was diagnosed. I want people to take it seriously and give your GP a call if you’re concerned. This pandemic can make us all nervous about going to the GP, but our health is so important. My GP was amazing and supportive throughout my diagnosis”. Marie
Schemes like Giveacar mean we can reach more people raising much-needed funds and awareness. Thank you again to the amazing donors and to Giveacar!
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – find out how you can make a difference.