SOCK - Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge
The SOCK Committee became very aware that there are leaflets in doctors’ surgeries in relation to breast cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer etc., however, not for ovarian cancer. We decided that SOCK would change this.
Our first initiative was to develop an information leaflet which highlights the symptoms of ovarian cancer and promote awareness of this cancer. Our leaflet has been endorsed by Consultant Medical Oncologist Paula Calvert, (Waterford Regional Hospital & Whitfield Clinic). This awareness campaign is well underway with our information leaflets available in doctors’ surgeries throughout Ireland. Our slogan is to Know your body, Know the symptoms – because the symptoms of ovarian cancer can be very vague and they often appear at a late stage. In order to ensure this campaign continues and that we can develop this in the future we need to continue fundraising.
SOCK is part funding a Research Co-Ordinator post in the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit in Waterford Regional Hospital. This will enable research into ovarian cancer and assist in the roll out of medical trials to ovarian cancer patients. SOCK is also reviewing other projects underway in Ireland.
SOCK is not sponsored by a government body which means that they are totally reliant on our fund-raising activities & sponsorship to fund these initiatives. If you would to get involved in fundraising events please email SOCK at email@example.com