GRACE supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness, funding research and providing local hospitals with vital surgical equipment.
Raise standards of gynaecological cancer care and treatment for women across Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire
Promote early diagnosis and treatment through awareness and;
Raise funds to support ground-breaking research into the cause, progression and treatment of gynaecological cancers
Why we're here
In the UK, 21,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year. This is 58 women diagnosed every day, and 21 of these will die.
GRACE is dedicated to research which will improve the treatment, recovery, and survival rates of women diagnosed in the future, and are currently involved in several projects including investigation of chemotherapy resistant ovarian cancers. Its findings feed into the wider UK network, helping to influence and shape the diagnosis and treatment of these women.
One of our GRACE Women, Hellen Revenko visited her GP last year with some unusual symptom and was later diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Here she shares her experience and stresses the importance of early diagnosis.
GRACE Woman Pandy Dean has been passionate about fundraising for GRACE since her ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2016. She describes her experience of ovarian cancer and explains why increased awareness of the disease is so essential.
GRACE Woman Lucy Dodds, was diagnosed with cervical cancer last June after a routine cervical screening revealed abnormal cells. She shares her experience of being diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and urges all women to attend their routine smear appointment.
The wonderful Madeleine Townsend passed away in October last year after suffering from a rare and unusually aggressive form of endometrial cancer. Here, her loving husband Peter Townsend talks about her diagnosis, treatment, and her inspiringly positive passion for life.
Ex midwife and GRACE Woman, Sue Clarke, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2016. Here, she shares her experience of being diagnosed and treated for a gynaecological cancer, and how her passion for baking cakes made her get involved with GRACE.
Our GRACE Woman, Elizabeth, is passionate about raising awareness of cervical cancer following her diagnosis last year. Here, she talks about her diagnosis and treatment, and urges all women to attend their cervical screening.
Our wonderful GRACE Woman Lydia Brain has written another piece for Refinery 29. She talks about her experience of endometrial cancer and urges women to be aware of the symptoms.
I got involved with GRACE through the founder, Simon Butler Manuel. He gave me some information on the charity and I knew it was something I wanted to be involved with.
I got engaged on the 1st January 2017 and got to be overjoyed for about two days before I was diagnosed with cervical cancer on the 3rd, at the age of 31.
One of our wonderful GRACE Women, Gerry, speaks to Now Surrey TV about the importance of attending your cervical smear.