A Yorkshire-based business is conducting a number of initiatives to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.
In the UK, 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 4,300 women lose their lives each year.
As with all cancers, early detection and treatment is the key to survival, and that is why Spectrum Cleaning Solutions decided to donate 50p per new feminine hygiene bin to the charity in an attempt to raise funds.
March is Ovarian Cancer awareness month and Spectrum employees will be dressing in pink/purple and collecting around the local pubs, selling wrist bands and pins for a suggested donation of £1.00.
Spectrum has also rebranded all its washroom services to incorporate the charity’s logo “Target Ovarian Cancer”, in an attempt to raise awareness whilst people are using their services.
Jo Thompson, MD of the firm is also walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks and hopes to raise £500 sponsorship.
“Spectrum takes its social responsibilities very seriously and we are pleased to have this allegiance with Target Ovarian Cancer.
“I think most of us have been touched by cancer at some point in our lives and helping to get the message across is very rewarding.
“Our fundraising will help support women living with ovarian cancer, fund research into urgently needed new treatments and help them to continue raising awareness of the disease.”
With only three per cent of women in the UK very confident of spotting a symptom of ovarian cancer, and almost a third of women facing delays of six months or more in getting a correct diagnosis from first visiting their GP, it is perhaps not surprising that survival rates in the UK are amongst the lowest in Europe.
The distribution drivers are also pledging to tell 50 female customers about the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer whilst delivering their cleaning and hygiene products and to raise £50.00 each in the process.