Charity

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 Charity of the Year

Prevent Breast Cancer

Ride with us and #pedaltoprevent in 2019

There are 55,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer every year. One in nine women and one in 1,000 men in the UK will get breast cancer. 11,500 are lost to the disease every year. And yet, only four per cent of all cancer research funding is spent on prevention.

In 2005, Sally Hurst was diagnosed with bone cancer in her right tibia. She was 26 at the time. It was a rare and aggressive form of the disease, known as osteosarcoma. Sally underwent chemotherapy, but the tumour did not initially respond, and she had to have her leg amputated.

Unfortunately, this was not the last Sally would see of cancer. In 2016, at the age of 38, Sally was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent six cycles of chemotherapy and has since had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

But this hasn’t stopped the mother of one from moving on with her life and achieving incredible feats. Inspired by watching the London 2012 Paralympics, Sally took up cycling and has now competed at the para-cycling world championships for the GB cycling team, including a road World Cup in South Africa and track World Championships in Italy.

Will you join Sally’s cycling team and help us to raise money for Prevent Breast Cancer?

Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer – and we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many other cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. By promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. And, as we’re located at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, we’re right at the front-line in the fight against the disease.

Joining Sally’s team this August, is Prevent Breast Cancer ambassador, Emma Neville. 8 years ago, aged just 23, Emma was diagnosed with breast cancer after finding a lump while in the shower. Emma was one of the youngest women to be diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. Following demanding treatment, Emma is now well and enjoying life with her husband and daughter, Brooke, all of which seemed impossible after such an unexpected diagnosis at an incredibly young age. Emma will be taking on RideLondon 46 to both challenge herself in 2019 and to raise much needed funds for Prevent Breast Cancer. Will you join her and #pedaltoprevent breast cancer?

How can you join in?

You can register to join the Prevent Breast Cancer team in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 for just £25. We then ask that you raise a minimum sponsorship of £250 to take part in the ride.

Take on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 challenge for us and in return you’ll get:

  • A Prevent Breast Cancer cycling jersey (after you hit £100 of your target)
  • A fundraising pack, including a fundraising guide, sponsor forms and ideas to help you raise money
  • Support from our dedicated fundraising team
  • Access to a WhatsApp group for all our charity place cyclists – a great way to meet your fellow cyclists and share tips
  • Invitations to our cycling training rides
  • Access to training programmes created by para-cyclist Sally Hurst
  • Access to our post-event space which will include refreshments and a much-deserved massage!
  • Join us and help create a future free from breast cancer.

For those who would like to fundraise for Prevent Breast Cancer, charity places are available on the Prevent Breast Cancer website. Click here for more information. 

For more information, visit www.preventbreastcancer.org.uk or call 0161 291 4400.