We are 3 teenage girls aged between 13 and 14. On the 6th July we will be completing an Ironman to raise money for the teenage cancer trust. We are sharing the distance between us, so each of us will complete a 1.3km swim, a 60km cycle and a 14km run. It’s going to be a challenge but we are ready to take it on. We have an Instagram page @ironmanjourney.3 where we can keep you updated!
So why did we choose the teenage cancer trust as our charity?
There are around 2,600 new cancer cases in young people in the UK every year,. That is more than 7 every day (2013-2015). Cancer in young people accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in the UK (2013-2015). Among young people in the UK, cancer rates are highest in those aged 20-24 (2000-2009). Teenage cancer is a non profit organisation and as we are teenagers it seemed a good choice.
What do teenage cancer trust do and where will your money be going?
They make sure young people don't face cancer alone. They do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways that cancer can affect your body, your mind and your life, and by providing world-class cancer care and support in specialist units, local hospitals and in homes across the UK.
They also bring young people with cancer together so they can support each other. But right now, for every young person they reach, there’s another they can’t. They don’t accept that. So they are expanding their work. They need to reach every young person with cancer no matter where they receive their treatment. Teenage cancer trust need to offer all young people with cancer the best support from diagnosis, right throughout treatment, and after treatment has ended.
Any donations would be gratefully received and we would like to say thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.
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