GO Girls was launched in March 2015. Supported by our patron, Phillippa Clunes, wife of actor Martin Clunes. Our aims are to help support women with gynae cancers, raise awareness of these diseases and campaign for earlier diagnostics and improved treatments.
Quite simply, any diagnosis of cancer is frightening and isolating. The word cancer still evokes fear in many, yet we know more and more people are surviving cancer for much longer and living with the disease in much the same way as other chronic illnesses. That said, women with gyneacological cancers can face a very tough challenge – with ovarian cancer still having one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers.
GO Girls want to ensure women and their families are supported from the beginning of diagnosis to ensure they receive advice, support and hugs.
In the busyness of our everyday lives, often basic values of humanity, mutual support and connection can be forgotten – but we offer an online support group forum where you can share your feelings with others and where we can support you with our unique blend of advice, support and virtual hugs.
The GO Girls are determined to raise the profile of gynae cancers and we are campaigning very hard to do this.
We will never forget that what women tell us they want most is support. We want to ensure we are here for all women, their family and friends. If you feel able to support our work, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!