South Coast Challenge
One of our Cavendish Communications Team members, Carmela Reid with other Crossfit Corinthian members will be participating at the South Coast Challenge in August 2018.
Her team will complete the 2 Day Full 100km Walk Challenge, which starts at 6 am on Saturday from Eastbourne and finishes on the Sunday afternoon in Arundel. If they accomplish the target 10 -16 hours walk per day, then they will complete the 100km challenge successfully.
With her participation, Cavendish would like to increase attention on glioblastoma multiform and teenage cancer, therefore we are raising funds for Charlotte’s BAG (Battle Against Glioblastoma) and Teenage Cancer Trust.
Her set target is £200 but Carmela is aiming to collect more than that which will be split between these two charities. To kick it off Cavendish donates £200 to help Carmela to reach her aimed £1000.
About Charlotte’s BAG
Charlotte’s BAG is one of the only UK charities specifically focussing on raising funds for research into, and awareness of, glioblastoma multiforme. This very rare and currently nearly always terminal form of brain cancer can affect anyone of any age. However, the plasticity of the brain as it develops during adolescence means that enormous changes are taking place, making any treatment for glioblastoma even more challenging.
Brain cancer is significantly underfunded, with only 1% of annual spending going towards research into cancers of the brain. This is one reason why there has been so little progress to date, unlike other cancers which have had massive investment and as a result seen survival rates increase dramatically. Brain cancer treatments have not progressed significantly since 1990, when temozolomide was first introduced.
Charlotte Eades died from glioblastoma in February 2016, just a week after her 19th birthday – but before her death Charlotte made a difference to thousands of other young cancer sufferers. Today, her mother Alex, brother Miles and friend Cressy plan to make a difference with Charlotte’s BAG.
Charlotte’s BAG is a registered UK Charity: 1169419.
About Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
“We know that having cancer at an early age comes with its own particular set of challenges. Our services put the needs of young people first and allow them to face those challenges together.”