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DOG JOG FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH

On 19th April 2018, Katie Eagleton lost her mum Louise after a short battle with ovarian cancer aged only 66.

“She was an amazing wife, a perfect mum and a super nanny. Loving, selfless and kind we miss her more than words can say” Katie said.

Louise suffered from symptoms including acute constipation and severe abdominal bloating which were treated by her local GP prior to her diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

Every year 7,300 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer with two thirds of women diagnosed once the cancer has already spread.

Katie’s family are raising money together for Target Ovarian Cancer in memory of Louise and are completing a range of fundraising activities.

Target Ovarian Cancer are the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity who work tirelessly to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.

“My oldest friend Ellie asked friends and family to donate to our chosen charity for her 40th birthday celebrations rather than receiving gifts and my dad has put himself forward as Vice president of the pensioners group at his golf club to influence the charity they will support this year” Katie explained.

Katie is completing 5k in Dog Jog in Maidstone’s Mote Park alongside her 4 year old cocker spaniel Bailey.

5k is a personal challenge for Katie as she has worked hard to overcome her own illness, MS.

“MS is a dark cloud over my head and it has been a long road for me where at times I was unable to walk, feel my legs or feel temperature”.

“I had put on more than 3 and a half stone and I was very lethargic and tired all the time. I’ve lost over 40lbs to date”.

Katie’s canine running buddy Bailey has been a huge support in her health and fitness journey.

“He’s the reason for my improved fitness; we run around Mote Park three times a week as well as walk the other days” Katie said.

“I live in fear that my MS will flare up and I will lose all that I have achieved to date but Bailey is an amazing support. If I get tired he is equally happy to lay down and have a rest with me”.

To support Katie and Bailey’s 5k challenge to raise awareness of ovarian cancer in memory of Louise please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/katie-eagleton2