It’s scary to think that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 2 men (in the UK), will at some point in their lives develop cancer. Thankfully research into the awful disease is always taking place; ticking away in the background to help eradicate the disease once and for all, but, research costs money and without charitable causes and fundraising events, a major break-through in treatment may not be discovered.
This April, two events are scheduled to take place which will help fight breast cancer; just one of the many different types of cancer out there. According to a leading cancer charity, breast cancer is the most common cancer here in the UK, accounting for 15% of all new cancer cases (in 2015) and it’s expected to rise before 2035, with an estimated 210 females contracting the disease, per 100,000. Shocking stats, but I know how real it gets, after watching my mother suffer before undergoing a life-changing and life-enhancing double mastectomy in 2014.
On a Happier Note:
But it’s not all doom and gloom! Millions of people are taking to the streets of London on Sunday 28th April to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 in aid of many different charities, but a handful of online bingo websites will be supporting four runners (including a couple), who in turn will be supporting the Against Breast Cancer charity – and you can help too…
…no, you don’t need to run the 26.2mile long circuit – you just need to play bingo! Yes, play bingo! Bid Bingo along with others, will be hosting a two-hour long Bingo Run-Athon to support those running the marathon so between the hours of 7pm and 9pm on Sunday 28th April, you can sit back, relax and play bingo to win real cash and bonus spins, with funds going directly to this very worthy cause. If you’re not a member of Bid Bingo, you can sign up or log in to any of the other Dragonfish powered bingo sites taking part, which are; Chit Chat Bingo, Loadsa Bingo, Bingo52, Pink Ribbon Bingo, LoveHearts Bingo and Bingo Zino.
The Story So Far:
Nicholas Drew: “I was inspired to run for Against Breast Cancer as I was personally affected when my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was young. Despite having fought for many years so bravely, the cancer reoccurred as a secondary spread and I lost her when I was 22. I found running brought me some solace in coming to terms with that loss, and I decided that I wanted to run the London Marathon in her memory and to help others. Then last Christmas, my family was hit by the news that my sister had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 33. Luckily her surgery has been successful, and she is recovering well. The way both my mum and sister fought cancer with such strength and courage has been inspirational to me, and certainly something I will draw on when finding the strength to drag myself along Pall Mall to the finish! The fact is that too many people are continuing to be affected by cancer, something we CAN beat through scientific advancements. Against Breast Cancer fund unique research at Oxford University into prevention, earlier detection and developing new treatments. Their ultimate mission is to develop a vaccine – a goal I am certainly willing to run a marathon to support. They have made great strides with research in recent years, but with around 11,500 deaths each year in the UK alone from breast cancer, there is still some way to go. Thank you for all your support – I really appreciate it. All donations up to £500 will be matched by Warner Bros., so whatever you're able to give will go twice as far!”
Bob Gearing: “My mother had breast cancer in 1977 I was 13 years old. She had a Mastectomy and treatment of radiotherapy following the operation. I don't think at the time I realised the possible implications, my mother after all was there as the linchpin of our family. Thankfully 41 years later she is still with us continuing to be an inspiration to our family. I'm raising money on behalf of Against Breast Cancer in recognition of my Mum and what she went through and the courage and determination she has shown.”
Natasha and Rob Dedman: “We will be taking on the 26.2miles around London on April 28th, 2019. This will be Tash's 3rd London Marathon and Robs biggest challenge to date as it will be his first marathon, we are super excited to be running it together. We are honoured to be running for Against Breast Cancer. It’s a charity close to our hearts as Tash's brave mum has battled breast cancer twice Please help us reach my goal of £3000, all donations are highly appreciated.”
Stacey Clemes: “I am honoured to be taking on the challenge of completing the London Marathon in 2019 in order to raise funds for Against Breast Cancer. As breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women, I wish to raise funds to support further research into the treatment and prevention of the disease. Family members and good friends of mine have been affected by breast cancer and I am taking on this challenge for them.”
Good luck to the runners and good luck to those of you who are taking part in this fun-filled, bingo session.
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