We are a team of people attempting to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales. All over one weekend! This involves over 20 hours of strenuous hiking, and nearly 1000 miles driving in between.
Why are we doing this? Well frankly, we have lost too many good people to this crappy disease. And the stats about cancer in Yorkshire are shocking.
Did you know:
-Yorkshire has the highest mortality rate of cancer in the UK.
-Yorkshire has the third highest rate of cancer incidents (the number of people who get cancer) in the UK.
-The rate of cancer incidents is increasing at a far faster rate than the improvements in survival.
The blunt fact of this is, that if you live in Yorkshire you are more likely to get cancer, and you are more likely to die if you do! This has to change, now!
There is so much money raised for cancer nationwide, but it just isn’t spent here in Yorkshire. Yorkshire Caner Research are changing that, and we want to help them anyway we can. Threw their work and funding YCR have already massively helped reduce the mortality rate in Yorkshire.
This event is being organised by Jennie Gadsby, in honour of her dad Ian– who died in April 2017 after a brave but short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. We will climb our final peak (Snowdon) on 1st October, which would have been his 63rd birthday.
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With love and hope for a brighter future.