Monday, July 27, 2009

R.O.C.C Isle of Man press on

Over the weekend, highlighted the presence of The Eve Appeal on the Isle of Man for women. Here's part of the information on their news page:

New local charity
coordinator for Isle of Man women.

Isle of Man women affected by cancer have found a champion as Samantha Honey-Pollock has been appointed as the local representative of charities The Eve Appeal and Ovacome,
who are working together in a pioneering partnership to raise awareness of
ovarian cancer across the UK.

The Eve Appeal in partnership with Ovacome regional network of volunteers is supported by a major donation from Boots as part of its ongoing partnership with The Eve Appeal,

“I will be looking for supporters to help me spread the word about ovarian cancer
and the signs and symptoms women should look out for,” said Samantha. “New guidance has recently been published by the Department of Health on signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and it’s important that we make these as widely known as possible.”

The Eve Appeal in partnership with Ovacome runs a telephone buddy service for women affected by the cancer and raises money for vital research. Samantha is one of the first 234 of an eventual network of 50 regional ovarian cancer coordinators that will cover the
whole country.

Samantha, who had a scare with ovarian cancer last year and subsequent surgery at Liverpool Women’s hospital said; ”Every year 6,600 more UK women find out they have this cancer and 4,400 will die. Some of them may be from the Isle of Man.

“The Eve Appeal in partnership with Ovacome is determined that they should have better
support and information delivered through regional representatives like me.”

If you can help Samantha or would like more details please
call her on 07624 455666 or email

Many thanks to!

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