Charity of the Year
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Thousands of people and their loved ones face the news that they have pancreatic cancer each year. Devastatingly three in four people will not survive a year – it is the deadliest common cancer.
The diagnosis can be sudden and unexpected, leaving families feeling worried, alone, and isolated, with few places to turn to for support.
Emily was only 11 years old when her dad, Bill, was diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer and passed away. Now an adult, she remembers how quick and brutal her father’s diagnosis was.
She said: “There was only one specialist cancer nurse at the hospital and they were only able to see my dad once. There was a lot of conflicting advice and there wasn’t much clarity. I remember mum saying she did quite a lot of researching on the internet to try to understand what pancreatic cancer was and all she found was the awful survival stats.”
Sadly, Emily’s story is not unfamiliar. 10,000 people are diagnosed each year with pancreatic cancer which is why, at Pancreatic Cancer UK, our specialist nurses are here for those affected by the disease.
We are the only charity in the UK providing tailored support specific to pancreatic cancer through our national free and confidential Support Line and regional Living with Pancreatic Cancer Support Days. And more and more people need our support every day. In just five years, the number of people using our support line has doubled.
By taking part in the 2020 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, you will help Pancreatic Cancer UK raise funds to expand its nursing team and free, confidential Support Line. Your ride will mean more families affected by the disease will get the vital information and support they need quickly and easily, enabling them to focus on spending precious time together.
Join our team for just £25 if you sign up before 4 September 2019 and be part of the Pancreatic Cancer UK peloton.
As a Pancreatic Cancer UK rider, you’ll pledge to raise a minimum of £550 in sponsorship and in return, you’ll receive:
- A branded jersey designed especially for road cycling
- Specialist training and coaching tips from professional sports trainers
- Exclusive access to organised training rides
- Fundraising tips to help you reach your goals
- Exclusive post-ride party invitation at a prestigious London venue
- An invitation to join the Team Pancreatic Cancer UK Facebook and Strava Page
- Loudest cheering point on the course