Yate woman to remember family in London Marathon run

February 28 2017

A Yate woman is running in the London Marathon to raise money for research into Ovarian cancer, after it claimed the lives of both her grandmother and her aunt. They died within six weeks of each other in 2005.

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A Yate woman is running in the London Marathon to raise money for research into Ovarian cancer, after it claimed the lives of both her grandmother and her aunt.  They died within six weeks of each other in 2005.

18 year old Georgia James will be running in the event on April 23 to raise money for the Target Ovarian Cancer charity.  The organisation was created by her father’s older sister and Georgia has been a keen supporter, running in the Plymouth and Chippenham half marathons in 2016 in preparation for the London Marathon this year.

Despite the fact that her grandmother was already being treated for ovarian cancer nobody realised that her aunt, Sarah James, was suffering the same disease. Sarah’s road to diagnosis was long and convoluted, like many other women, and she died aged only 40. 

One of Target Ovarian Cancer’s aims is to increase education within the GP community to help recognition of the symptoms associated with what has been dubbed the “silent killer”.

To learn more about the charity and the fight against ovarian cancer visit http://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk and Georgia’s donation page can be found on the Just Giving pages.