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In March 2015, GO Girls Support Group was born. Its aims are quite simple to ensure all women across the UK are supported with our unique blend of Advice, Support and Hugs , to raise awareness of these diseases and improve earlier diagnosis in whatever way we can.
We are determined Teal should be the new pink - we want to achieve what women have done for breast for gynae cancers. We didn't used to talk about breasts either, but we do now - like it's no more difficult than talking about tea or the weather and it's great that survival from breast cancer has now improved dramatically but surely women deserve the same for gynae cancers?
Women suffering gynae cancers, particularly ovarian cancer, do not fare so well - 5 year survival is still very low and it's still known as the "silent killer" - quite simply it's an insidious disease that creeps up on a woman with very little warning. But there are symptoms and we need to be shouting about this and loudly to everyone. As a nurse, I know the horrors of these diseases - everyday, I thank my lucky stars I am not in my patients' shoes, which is why I and all GO Girls want to make a difference, not just now, but for the future - for all future generations of women! We won't give up!
In February 2016, we launched our #just10GOGirls appeal. Quite simply, we are asking all women and men across the UK to donate just £10 so we can try and reach our target of £2million. It might sound a lot, but it's all about the numbers - after all, where I live in Dorset, that's 200,000 people, which is just half the population of the county. Of course, you may not have £10 to give, but we'd be so grateful for anything you could spare. I've set an intial milestone of £100,000 - so that's just 1,000 people donating £10 - do you reckon we can do this?
Our group was founded jointly by me, gynae-oncology CNS, Hilary Maxwell, and patient, Gill Harler - without whose inspiration GO Girls would not have become a reality.
You can read much more about us on our website at www.gogirlssupport.org .
Can you help us turn the town Teal?
GO Girls Support Group's funds are managed by Dorset County Hospital - this means that we no running costs and all monies go directly to supporting our aims.
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