Pseudomyxoma Survivor was founded by Dawn Green following her own diagnosis with PMP. Struggling to find support herself, Dawn was keenly aware that there was a lack of emotional support for anyone with the disease. Supported by friends and family, she established Pseudomyxoma Survivor to fill the gap. She became friends with a fellow patient, Julie Stanton, who lived very nearby. Sadly, Julie lost her battle with PMP on the day that this website was originally launched, leaving behind her husband Paul and daughter, Sam. Dawn dedicated this website to Julie’s memory.
Shortly after the charity was registered, Angela started to support Dawn by reworking the website which had originally just been Dawn’s personal story and later became a trustee. Early in 2015, after attending a meeting with Cancer 52, Susan decided she wanted to become more involved with the charity and became a trustee. The organisation evolved into an online global family of PMP survivors and caregivers, recognised internationally for its patient advocacy and awareness programme. Sadly, Dawn passed away in May 2016. She is survived by her daughters, Kirsten and Megan.
Since 2011, Pseudomyxoma Survivor has worked to improve the lives of the living with PMP, as a patient or as a caregiver. Supported by Lyn, Amanda and Salena as trustees and by our volunteers, this is what we continue to do and we can do this because of your continued support, in memory of Julie and of Dawn.
Different Looks, Same Philosophy
We’re here for everyone affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), appendix cancer and peritoneal surface malignancies be they a patient, a family member or friend. Our aims have always been the same:
- to provide practical and emotional support to those affected
- to raise awareness of PMP
- to support research
Our original logo was designed by Dawn’s friend and artist, Mandy. Dawn chose an orchid as this had been the favourite flower and online name of her dear friend, Julie Stanton.
This logo was devised as being clearer and including the charity name, keeping the colours of the original logo (when including the name) and the original flower, in memory of Julie.
Our button logo was chosen to better represent all PMP patients – most of whom lose their belly buttons. Also, with the advances in social media, it was time to move back to a square logo rather than a landscape one. We’ve kept our heritage firmly represented with our colours and font.
In memory of Julie and of Dawn
Updated January 1st, 2018.