The Nicola Murray Foundation has been set up in the Memory of Nicola Murray as a means to perpetuate the care and concern that Nicola showed to others in her life. She requested that any fundraising in her name should benefit those with Ovarian cancer.
Nicola Murray was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer in January 2010, she sadly died on 28th April 2010, less than 4 months later, aged 34. The speed of the progression of her illness resulting in her death was a shock to everyone close to her.
Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer amongst woman in the UK as it has a highly aggressive natural history and causes almost 125,000 deaths per year worldwide. Around 1 in 10 women who develop ovarian cancer is known to have been born with a faulty gene that runs in her family.