Late last year we lost a good friend and crew member to pancreatic cancer, a disease with the lowest survival rate of all the cancers. Just 1% of men live for more than 10 years following diagnoses (please note women are affected too). As many of you in the business community will know, this was the cancer that tragically cut short Steve Job’s Life.
One in three adults might ignore potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer, according to Pancreatic Cancer UK. Stomach ache, indigestion, unexplained weight loss and faeces that float rather than sink in the lavatory can be warning signs of the potentially deadly disease.
We do not want people to panic if they have some of these symptoms, because they are most likely caused by other ailments . But it is vital that people know more about this disease and talk to their GP if they have any concerns.
What can you do to help?
Most importantly, please share this and help raise awareness.
Secondly, there has been no improvement in the survival rate for pancreatic cancer for over 40 years. That why this year we are entering in the Round the Island (RTI) race one more time in memory of Jerry to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. So, if you can afford to make a donation, it will help make a difference. 100% of your donation will go to directly to the charity Pancreatic Research Fund.
We will be racing around the Isle of Wight on 29 June in honour of Jerry and to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic research. The crew will comprise the original team that use to race with Jerry - skipper, John Digby, David Harper and Paul Stewart - as well as Jerry’s best mate Toby Gray and Kirsten Whitfield.
You can also find out more about the race and how we getting
on via the Chilvers' Challenge Blog
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