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first_imgThe family of the late Brid Carr who made the journey home from London this weekend to give a helping hand to promote Sunday’s Run Donegal Women’s 5k. included are from left daughters Christine and Anna, husband Seamus, son Tom and sister Rosemary Foy. Also pictured are organising committee, Brigeen Doherty James and Grace Boyle, and Patsy Doherty Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidBrid Carr was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in December 2010 shortly before her 51st Birthday. She is originally from Glencolmcille and lived in London with her husband Seamus and their 3 children – Christina, Anna and Tom.Brid trained as a nurse in The Mater Hospital in Dublin and then moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where she was Urology Nurse Specialist. She passed away on 11th October 2014 at age 54. Family of the late Brid Carr who made the journey home from London this weekend to give a helping hand to promote the forthcoming Run Donegal Women’s 5k. included are daughters Christine and Anna, husband Seamus, son Tom and sister Rosemary Foy. Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidThe symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague and they often appear at a late stage and are often misdiagnosed. Survival rates for Ovarian Cancer are poor compared with other cancers – as low as 29% according to recent studies and, unfortunately, this has not improved in over 20 years.However, there are some very exciting strands of research being pursued at the moment. These cannot be turned from brilliant ideas into life-saving, real-life treatments, without further research, and in particular patient clinical trials.The more money we can raise the faster we can turn exciting research ideas into the life-saving treatments our mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers urgently need.In 2012, after her second chemotherapy treatment, she joined the first global awareness campaign for ovarian cancer with charity Ovacome.   She hoped that the Ovacome campaign will help to raise the profile of the disease to similar levels as breast cancer. She said “Women need to realise that the cervical smear rarely picks up this disease, and if they have any symptoms which could be ovarian cancer they should ask for a CA125 blood test and a pelvic ultrasound scan to check them out for ovarian cancer”.In the final stages of her illness one of Brid’s requests was that she would like us to organise events to create awareness of the disease and to raise funds for cancer research.In carrying out her wishes, fundraising events are being organised in London and Donegal.The Rundonegal Womens 5K will take place at Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar on Sunday 12th April 2015 at 11.00am. All proceeds from these events will go to Ovarian Cancer Research. DONEGAL REMEMBERS BRID CARR THROUGH THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K THIS SUNDAY was last modified: April 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brid CarrdonegalraceRun Donegallast_img

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