Weʼre raising £250 to 50% Sarcoma UK & 50% for Holly Waudby’s trip to volunteer & teach the children of Peru.
- 21 days to go
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On 12th May I will be attempting a triathlon.... 400m swim, 20k bike ride and finally a 5k run.
I am splitting any money raised 50/50 between Sarcoma UK and my cousin Holly.
Sarcomas are uncommon cancers that can affect any part of the body, on the inside or outside, including the muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissues.
15 people are diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK. That’s about 5300 people a year.
The first sign of sarcoma cancer is a lump on the leg, an arm or somewhere on the body.
If a GP correctly identifies the lump when it is smaller than a golf ball (5cm), it's likely that the cancer can be treated successfully . However, most people are diagnosed with sarcoma when it is the size of a baked bean tin (10cm).
You may wonder why a visible lump that grows beyond the size of a golf ball might not be diagnosed accurately by professionals.
There are two reasons:
1. We are not very aware of sarcoma. We found that 53% of the general public have not heard of sarcoma.
2. GPs are not familiar with the red flag signs of sarcoma – a visible lump that is getting bigger. A third of people with sarcoma visit their GP at least three times over a period of eighteen months before seeing a specialist.
More research needs to be done to fully understand how these cancers develop and spread and how best to diagnose and treat them.
Holly is raising money to help fund an amazing trip to Peru to volunteer and teach the children in the Sacred Inca Valleys of Cusco. The money will go to a charity called FutureSense which will be used to improve schools and change the kids lives.
Thank you for any sponsorship money you can donate xxx
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