Well, as I write this there are just over 13 hours left of 2012.
WCSUK would like to thank everyone for their support over the past year, and indeed since April 2011 when we began.
We now have over 560 likers on the FB page https://www.facebook.com/WombCancerSupportUK and 77 over in the private chat group.
We ran a hugely successful second Womb Cancer Awareness Campaign in September and had our ladies turning their profiles peach throughout the month with various peach related pictures.
We had a series of guest bloggers who kindly told their story here and others who allowed their stories to be turned into short videos for the youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/WombCancerSupportUK/videos?flow=grid&view=0
The fundraising for Dr Patricia Ellis's research project is still going well, as is the petition calling for a dedicated womb cancer charity http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/wombcancercharity
Earlier on this year we were very excited to be asked to become one of the members of "One Team One Goal" - a worldwide coalition that aims to unite all gynecologic oncology practice and advocacy groups in signing and supporting the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Declaration.
If you can spare a minute, then please sign and share the declaration here https://s.zoomerang.com/s/otogeng and please credit us (Womb Cancer UK - thats our twitter name!!!)
We have also been involved in various other projects that is helping WCSUK to be seen by the many women out there who want and need some mutual help and support.
April 11th will see our 2nd Birthday - we had great fun holding a virtual birthday party on FB for our 1st birthday so we look forward to this years celebrations!!
On a sad note, we lost a lovely lady with a wonderful smile in October. Deb had become a friend to many of the ladies in the group and her passing left a void and reminded us just how cruel cancer can be.
On a personal level, I was very pleased to be asked in the Autumn by Macmillan to take part in the publication of a new booklet all about cancer of the uterus. Its full of very good information and statistics and will help enormously with the work that we do as part of WCSUK.
So, 2012 will soon give way to 2013. We wish you all the best. It's sometimes hard to be optomistic about the future, especially if you have recently had a cancer diagnosis or are in the middle of your treatment. But the start of a new year, unlike any other time in the year, helps us focus on the good things around us - family and friends - and being part of WCSUK means that you are not fighting alone.
Lots of love and big hugs.
xx Kaz xx