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Walking 5km a Day for Women's Cancer

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Challenges category by Jan Barker

$1,800 of $2,800 goal

Given by 24 generous donors in 6 weeks


I will be walking 5km a day for the month of February in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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In New Zealand too many women die from Ovarian Cancer. By walking 5km a day for the month of February I hope to raise funds to be used to educate women and their families on the signs and symptoms of all 5 women's cancers. Early detection can help save lives.

There are five women's gynaecological cancers. Can you name them?

Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer and Vulvar Cancer

Do you know the signs and symptoms? It is frightening how many women do not!

Knowing the signs and symptoms, taking action early, talking to your Doctor can save a life - It could be grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, aunty, wife, partner or girlfriend.

Jan Barker's involvement (page creator)

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and in support to raise funds I'm going to walk 5km every day for the month of February - 28 days of TEAL!

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Day 28 - DONE!  28 February 2019

Posted by: Jan Barker

28 days of pounding the pavement, done and dusted!

Thank you to my support crew for helping me along, it's been great having the support.

FEBRUARY - OVARIAN Cancer Awareness Month?

Gynaecological cancers take the lives of more than 350 New Zealand women each year. Ovarian Cancer causes around 190 of these deaths.


- 3 women are diagnosed with a Gynae Cancer a day in New Zealand

- 1000 women a year are diagnosed with a Gynae Cancer

- 1+ mother, sister, grandmother, friend or colleague dies of a Gynae Cancer a day!

- When diagnosed early, your chance of surviving Ovarian Cancer for five years or more doubles from just 46 per cent to more than 90 per cent.

There is no early detection test for Ovarian Cancer, it is not detected via a smear test, so women need to be aware of the symptoms. Do you know the symptoms?


- Abdominal pain, abdominal bloating

- Diarrhea, constipation, changes in bowel habits

- Discomfort or pain in abdomen, pelvic region, or lower back

- Feeling full after eating only a few bites or loss of appetite

- Increased urinary frequency, pressure on the bladder

- Postmenopausal bleeding

- Vaginal discharge, bleeding, spotting, deep pain on intercourse

LEARN the early signs of the 5 women’s cancers

LISTEN to your body – you know what is normal for you

ACT – see your doctor early

Don’t ignore the signs! Talk to your GP. Act Now!

5.24km 51.24min + well earned delicious Latte & a great group of super star supporters!

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  • Nick

    Nick on 07 Mar 2019



  • Kerryn

    Kerryn on 05 Mar 2019



    • Jan Barker

      Thank you Kerryn, appreciate the support.

  • Lesley and Walter

    Lesley and Walter on 28 Feb 2019


    Well done Jan.


    • Jan Barker

      Thank you guys! Hope you are both well.

  • Val cuzzy

    Val cuzzy on 28 Feb 2019


    Proud of you xxx


    • Jan Barker

      That you cuzzy, really appreciate the support. Missed you on the walks. xx

  • Lynley and Greg lewis

    Lynley and Greg lewis on 28 Feb 2019


    So proud of your effort...every bit helps and lordy we need to help anyone connected to cancer.. thanjscfjf helping me x


    • Jan Barker

      Wow, thank you guys! Enjoy your next couple of weeks of doing nothing! xx

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