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Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Swimming the Distance 2023

Welcome to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation's legendary Swimming The Distance! Simply choose the distance most suited to you and get swimming! Whether you choose to take part in a swimming pool or in open water, it's completely up to you.
raised of £15,000 target
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Event: Swimming the Distance 2023, from 1 October 2023 to 7 December 2023
Closed on 04/01/2024
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The legendary Swim challenge is back...

This November can only mean one thing.. It's lung cancer awareness month and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation are offering you the chance to take part in their iconic Swimming the Distance challenge.

Whether you're a current swimmer for Roy Castle or brand new to taking part. Why not join thousands in spreading awareness and fundraising for all those affected by lung cancer.

It is suitable for all ages, all abilities and flexible to suit your own time schedule. Swimming the Distance truly is the challenge for you.

It is free to sign up via their website and takes a minute or two to fill out a form. You can choose between the below distances;

1 Miles

5 Miles

10 Miles

20 Miles

or create your own distance!

You also have the opportunity to earn their fantastic branded gifts along the way! Upon sign up you will receive a free swim bag, after raising £80 you will earn an exclusive Swimming the Distance medal. Finally if you raise £130 you will receive a branded Roy Castle hoodie.

We know that lung cancer is a disease that affects so many people; young and old, men and women, smoker, non-smoker and never smoker, lung cancer can affect anyone. Taking more lives than breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers combined, lung cancer tears thousands of families apart.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only charity in the UK solely dedicated to supporting people affected by all forms of the disease and leading the charge to improve outcomes so people can live through lung cancer rather than die of it.

In June, we took our biggest step forward in achieving this when a national targeted screening programme for lung cancer was finally announced. This is something we have campaigned for and funded research towards for nearly 30 years because we know the good it can do. We know the lives it can save.

Once fully implemented, screening is expected to detect as many as 9000 people with cancer earlier, when it is easier to treat and treat to cure.

However, our job is far from done and we remain committed to improving early detection and treatment for everyone affected by lung cancer.

This is why your support is so vital. With your help, your enthusiasm and your determination, we can continue to make waves to improve outcomes for people with lung cancer and save more lives.

So jump in this November (literally) and swim for change.

About the charity

We are the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease. We fund essential research and provide much needed support, information and advice. We raise awareness and challenge the misconceptions of lung cancer. We do all this so those affected can expect better.

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