I’m taking part in Tour de Walkshire this year to help more people survive cancer in Yorkshire.
Every week in Yorkshire nearly 600 people are told they have cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research is an independent cancer charity funding pioneering research to prevent, diagnose and treat this condition.
This May they’ve teamed up with Welcome to Yorkshire for Tour de Walkshire. I’ve chosen my distance and will be walking, running or cycling to raise money for this vital cause. Please support my efforts and help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer.
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Those humps, those humps, check ’em for any little lumpsTuesday 4th May
To give my Tour De Walkshire miles even more purpose, I’ve designed some routes so that they make a point. You might have guessed that with today’s run, I want to draw your attention to breast cancer.
(Just a few quick facts. A bit about the kind of work Yorkshire Cancer Research funds around breast cancer. And what you can do to help boobs fend off cancer.)
In the UK, there are around 150 new breast cancer cases every day. The good news is that breast cancer survival is improving – it’s doubled in the last 40 years. 76% now survive breast cancer for 10 or more years.
While those survival stats are reassuring, Yorkshire Cancer Research understands there’s still work to be done on life with and after breast cancer.
For example, women who take medication for several years beyond initial breast cancer diagnosis aren’t getting the right support to maintain the correct dose, which can, in some cases allow cancer to return.
Equally, many women who recover from breast cancer are overweight. This increases the chances of cancer returning.
Yorkshire Cancer Research have already given £356,895 and £238,000 to two projects that will identify how to support these women and address these issues. (More on that here https://yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/how-we-help/what-we-fund) But there’s always more work and research to be done.
“What can I do?”
Two things you could do.
Firstly, if you have boobs, check them for lumps on a regular basis.Secondly, help Yorkshire Cancer Research continue funding work that will help prevent, diagnose and treat breast cancer by sponsoring my Tour de Walkshire efforts. Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
James & Emily