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PBC is an incurable autoimmune condition which affects the liver. Unfortunately, people are still dying because of PBC. Even those who receive a liver transplant will still have PBC.
One of the biggest challenges to those affected by PBC is the chronic, often debilitating, fatigue that is a symptom of the condition. Ironically, one of the best ways to manage and combat the fatigue is to do regular exercise. The Foundation works hard to inform PBC patients about this and encourage them to exercise (even lightly) as a great way to manage fatigue. There is science that supports this approach and we very much believe that movement is medicine.
On PBC Awareness Day (11 sept 2016), many people all around the world will be partaking in some light exercise and raising awareness of PBC as well as much needed funds. We have decided to go a little bigger with our ambitions and we intend to tackle the 3 peaks of Great Britain over the weekend.
We hope to be joined by as many stakeholders as possible, incorporating patients, carers, clinicians and representatives. To this end, please get in touch with us directly if you would like to be involved: that may be one peak, the entire challenge or even just meeting us with a flask of coffee to encourage us on our efforts. However you can join us, it would be much appreciated.
We are hoping that we can generate some much needed press attention with this endeavour. For this to have maximum impact, we need as many poeple together on this as possible. We are looking for patients, carers, representatives and advocates, industry proferssionals and clinicians together to join us in some way.
We will be adding to the team as we go but the story so far:
Fri 9th Scafell:
Sat 10th Snowdonia: Dawn Harris
Sun 11th Ben Nevis:
All three peaks: Robert Mitchell-Thain, CJ Mariachi, Gordon Lundie
If you are unable to physically join us, in whatever capacity, then please do consider sponsoring us for our efforts.
Many thanks for reading this and supporting us.