About Women V Cancer
Compared to the other three #activAlison charities, Women V Cancer is a bit different. Women V Cancer is a series of challenging and adventurous cycles organised to raise money for three women’s cancer charities. All funds raised are split equally between: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Trust. Since the launch of Women V Cancer, over £5 million has been raised by participants taking part in the cycling challenges.
Breast Cancer Care
Every year, 55,000 women and men receive the devastating news that they have breast cancer, Breast Cancer Care wants to be there for every one of them. The charity offers expert information and skilled emotional and practical support, informed by clinical expertise and their understanding of people’s experience.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer. With nearly three women a day in the UK dying from cervical cancer and eight being diagnosed, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust offers a range of online and face to face support and information including: information materials, a helpline, online forum and local support groups.
Ovarian Cancer Action
The UK has one of the lowest survival rates of ovarian cancer in the developed world, with the disease killing 12 women a day in the UK. Most of the charitable spend contributes to world-class ovarian cancer research, including life-saving research at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre. The charity is dedicated to improving women’s chances of survival by funding research, raising awareness and giving women affected by it a voice.