The Peeps versus The Peaks
About the group
A year ago I left my home in New Zealand for the UK, to spend some time with my sister Lesley who had been fighting a battle with ovarian cancer since her diagnosis in July 2016.
Sadly, she lost her battle against this deadly disease on the 13th May 2017, aged just 54 years old.
Every year about 7,300 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, making it the 6th most common cancer in women.
When a woman is diagnosed at the earliest stage, her chance of surviving ovarian cancer for five years or more doubles from just 46 per cent to more than 90 per cent. With no screening test for ovarian cancer, an early diagnosis is key to her survival. Currently, however two thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer once it has already spread.
To mark the first anniversary of the loss of my lovely sister, I plan to take on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on the 1st June with the support a few of my favourite peeps, to help raise funds for Target Ovarian Cancer.
My support peeps have all been directly or indirectly affected by cancer themselves and their support, on the day, will be invaluable.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for Target Ovarian Cancer
Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. They work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer: 11 women die from ovarian cancer in the UK every day, their aim is to fund life-saving research to help double survival rates.
Homepage of Target Ovarian Cancer.
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This challenge is due to take place on
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
The Yorkshire Peaks Challenge involves climbing Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, often within 12 hours.