12 months, 1200km, 1200 women. Face the challenge of your life, to help a wahine living with ovarian cancer face hers.
Walk1200km is a unique challenge that we hope as many Kiwis as possible will take up. Put simply, for the next 12 months, and beyond, the goal is for you to walk far as you can – whether that be 500km, 1200km or even more while raising funds for ovarian cancer.
Create your fundraising page and we'll send you the link to register for free and join thousands of others in walking 1200km. By signing up, you’ll receive plenty of help, motivation and wisdom to keep you on track as well as have loads of opportunities to win gear. Once you’ve registered, join the Facebook group to see what other participants are doing.
About ovarian cancer:
Ovarian Cancer includes cancer of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and peritoneum. It can affect any female of any age and is New Zealand's fifth most common cause of female cancer death. 300 women are diagnosed every year - with about 1200 living with ovarian cancer nationwide. There is no screening test, but it can be found earlier - if women are aware of the symptoms and get tested quickly. Education, better treatments and research are crucial to improve survival.
About Cure Our Ovarian Cancer:
Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is New Zealand's national ovarian cancer charity. Our mission is to help all wahine with ovarian cancer live better, longer lives. As an organisation we attack ovarian cancer from all angles through education, support, advocacy and research.
About the challenge: Walk1200KM is an event organised by Wilderness Magazine - New Zealand's hiking, tramping and outdoors publication - to celebrate their 30th anniversary. As part of this - they are encouraging people to sign up to good causes (like ours) - to help motivate your walking and make a real difference to fellow New Zealanders.
Dear Cecilia, thank you so much for your support. We promise we will do everything we can.