Irish Network for Gynaecological Oncology (INGO) wins a World Ovarian Cancer Coalition Impact Award

The Irish Network for Gynaecological Oncology (INGO) is delighted to win a World Ovarian Cancer Coalition Impact Awards, announced today by the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition with a formal ceremony set to take place on 1 December 2022 in Toronto.

Winner in the Inspiring Collaborations category, The Irish Network for Gynaecological Oncology, comprising of over 30 of the country’s foremost gynaecological campaigners, researchers and patient advocates, underscores the immense value of partnership as they work together in unison to raise awareness in Ireland.

Dr. Sharon O’Toole, Trinity College Dublin and Coordinator of the World Ovarian Cancer Day campaign at INGO outlined her extreme pleasure in accepting the award, “I am so proud of the INGO network and their dedication to raising awareness. Our World Ovarian Cancer Day awareness campaign focussed on symptom awareness following the stark findings that 4 out of 5 women in Ireland were not confident in recognising the symptoms of ovarian cancer. These findings combined with Ireland having one of the worst mortalities in Europe from ovarian cancer, are key drivers for our network. In order to reach a wider audience in 2022, we had the pleasure of working with The Reputations Agency where all expectations were exceeded in terms of impact, with a media reach of over 8.3 million people for World Ovarian Cancer Day. Our network allowed us to reach all corners of the country, spreading awareness on a regional basis as well as nationally. We are delighted that the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition has recognised our network in the Inspiring Collaborations category.”

Anne Murphy, a member of the INGO Network explained, “As an Ovarian cancer survivor, an advocate and an Oncology nurse by profession, I am so proud to be part of this inspirational group. I have witnessed through my involvement with the group the passion and determination and willingness of all involved to raise awareness and improve the dreadful mortality rates of Ovarian Cancer in Ireland. This organisation has grown year on year. This year was our most impactful in reaching communities at every corner In Ireland.

My hope as an Ovarian cancer survivor is that through this campaign more women will be aware of Ovarian Cancer and recognise the symptoms, get earlier diagnosis and hence improve our dreadful mortality rates.

Sincere thank you to the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition for the award that recognises INGO and its work which clearly demonstrates what working together can achieve all in the best interest of better patient outcomes.”

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