It soon became clear that many of the women who joined the group had never heard of womb cancer before their diagnosis, myself included.
So bit by bit, we began to add awareness raising to our efforts and this took many forms.
During September 2011, we held out 1st Womb Cancer Awareness month, following the lead of our US peach sisters, who regard September as Uterine Awareness month.
We had a "Turn Facebook Peach" event where we asked people to change their profile pic to something peach for the month. Some of us held tea/coffee mornings in our own local area. I had a short article published in my local paper.
After the success of that first awareness campaign, we began to look at ways of doing more to raise awareness of womb cancer throughout the year and not just during September.
We had some leaflets printed that list some of the signs and symptoms to look out for and some of the women kindly agreed to distribute them at their local Health Centres, GP surgeries and Hospitals.
One of the best ways of raising awareness is to "come out" as a womb cancer survivor and a lot of the women in the group have done that by either wearing one of the peach wristbands or even getting a peach ribbon tattoo!
Its surprising the number of people who will ask about a wristband, especially if it's in a colour they don't recognise. I myself have been asked on numerous occasions why I wear mine!
Its often as ice breaker to a conversation and then you are able to do a bit of awareness raising which helps every woman out there!!
Also, if you are able to take some of our cards to leave at your local Health Centre etc then again please contact me and we'll get some in the post to you.
Awareness raising, in whatever form it takes, is vital if we are to inform women of the signs and symptoms of womb cancer and help to stop the increase in the numbers of women being diagnosed.
xx Kaz xx