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"Cancer" is a dreaded word that we are hearing about more often in the recent past. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.
Personally, I have seen my close friends and loved ones fight this dreadful disease. While some of them have received a new lease of life, others have not been so lucky in their battle. However, what is consistent in all their stories is the courage, sacrifice and always hope that shines bright. Undoubtedly, cancer affects the whole family along with the person going through it, changing peoples' lives forever!
It is heartening to know that between 30–50% of cancers can currently be prevented by avoiding risk factors and implementing existing evidence-based prevention strategies. The cancer burden can also be reduced through early detection of cancer and management of cancer patients. Many cancers have a high chance of cure if diagnosed early and treated adequately.
I wish to contribute in my own little way by trekking Kilimanjaro in Sep 2019 to support people fighting this dreadful disease. It is my tribute to the people who have lost their lives to cancer and my admiration to the hope of those people who are fighting it.
My chosen charity for this purpose is Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Research UK is the world's largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Their vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, from the most common types to those that affect just a few people. Over the past 40 years researchers have made great progress in the fight against cancer, and survival has doubled. Cancer Research UK is the only charity to fund research into all 200 types of cancer.
• £5 could kit out one of the groundbreaking research labs with the essential chemicals they need
• £15 could cover the cost of a visitor seeking health information on one of the mobile awareness units.
• £30 can help people with lung cancer by covering the cost of a trial for a day. Finding out if radiotherapy will pack more of a punch to cancer cells means we can stop the disease coming back after surgery.
• 11 people giving £50 each could buy a research tool at the forefront of revolutionary science and lifesaving discoveries. £550 buys one next generation DNA sequencing experiment, helping to reveal secrets about cancer.
• 4 people giving £100 could help thousands of people through a very difficult time by giving them someone to talk to. £400 covers the cost of running Cancer Chat for one day.
I have decided to participate in the 2019 Kilimanjaro Summit challenge in Tanzania to raise money for Cancer Research UK. I will trek Kilimanjaro from 18th Sep – 28th Sep.
Any contribution you make to support me towards this noble cause will be greatly appreciated.
How to donate?
1. Click on the donate button on the top right of the page.
2. Provide your details.
3. Gift-aid your donation
All donations will be paid to Cancer Research UK, a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1089464), Scotland (No. SC041666) and the Isle of Man (No. 1103)
Cancer Research UK will be paying the balance of my trip costs out of the sponsorship monies that I raise. The amount paid by Cancer Research UK to Charity Challenge will not exceed 49% of the fundraising target.
Thanks for your time and your support for the fight against cancer. I would be highly obliged if you could forward this link to anyone who would be interested in supporting this good cause.