Let's Get Walking!
In its inaugural year, University Students are invited to be World Child Cancer Changers. The aim of this event is to keep fit, have fun, fundraise, and raise awareness of World Child Cancer. Students will be asked to take part in a sponsored 55 miles walk during the whole month of March in aid of children with cancer in the developing world. Students that participate will work toward a £55 fundraising target while they are completing their challenge. Certificates will be given to participants who complete the challenge. Participants will also be entered into a raffle to win a Polar Loop 2 fitness gear once the milestone of raising £55/walking 55 miles is reached. Sign up here!
Why 55 miles?
Students will be replicating the journey Tisungeni Chitseko from Malawi took from her home village to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Blantyre, Malawi - totaling 55 miles. Thanks to Professor Molyneux and her team at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Tisungeni received an accurate diagnosis of Wilms Tumour and was able to complete a full course of treatment leading to her full recovery. World Child Cancer works alongside staff at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital to ensure that more children like Tisungeni are diagnosed early and have access to the best quality care.
Students that participate are asked to work toward a £55 fundraising target while they are completing their challenge. The £55 raised could support services that enable the accurate diagnosis of 3 children with cancer, just like Tisungeni, in Malawi.
How do I sign up?
For questions please contact Alice Castle, Community and Events Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02031767892.