The Lady Garden Foundation is a national women’s health charity, raising awareness and funding for research into gynaecological cancers. We started in 2014 to fund groundbreaking research into the treatment of these cancers at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. As the oldest cancer hospital in the world, The Royal Marsden remains one of the largest cancer centres in Europe, with a truly global impact.
The money raised by the Lady Garden Foundation has funded cutting-edge studies which we hope will revolutionise the treatment of these cancers.
The founders of The Lady Garden Foundation are all committed to helping save the lives of women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer, having been affected by the diseases in one way or another.
This determined group of women are about as ambitious as their vision, which is not only to change the future of female health, but they way we talk about it too.
Who We Are
We stand together as
daughters, sisters and mothers.
We challenge taboos and
do away with the ‘private’
in our ‘private parts’.
We are loud and
we are bold.
We are restless and
we are relentless.
We are Lady Garden.
We will be #SilentNoMore.
At Lady Garden, we are determined to rid the world of gynaecological cancers; we also know that to do this, we need to change the way we talk about our Lady Gardens.
When we started in 2014, our surveys showed that 41% of women were too embarrassed to go to the doctor about a gynaecological issue, let alone talk to a friend.
We thought it was time for that to change. The more open we are about talking about our bodies, the more we will understand them. The more we understand them, the more likely we are to realise when something is wrong.
Gynaecological cancers have devastating outcomes for women, with an average mortality rate of 44%. Out of the 57 women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer today, 22 of them will die.
Understanding the symptoms will save lives, so start talking today.
We call ours a vagina . . . what do you call yours?