This annual fundraising event was set up in memory of local Chagfordian, Rosie Webber, who passed away in September 2018, just 3 months after her lung cancer diagnosis. Her family has been actively involved with Chagford Recreational Trust and sports in general “forever” and people now come from far and wide to support this run.
The ‘Run4Rosie’ is in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease.
Since 1990, when the charity was set up by Professor Ray Donnelly, they have funded millions of pounds of essential lung cancer research, looking for ways to detect the disease as early as possible and resulting in lives saved.
They support everyone affected by lung cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, living with the disease, and end-of-life care. They raise awareness, prevent future generations from getting it and challenge the misconceptions of lung cancer. They do all this so those people diagnosed can live well with lung cancer for as long as possible.
For the past three decades, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has been the driving force behind lung cancer research, investing millions of pounds into the early detection of the disease. This is something they are passionate about doing, and will continue to do this, because if lung cancer is caught early, curative treatment is possible.
Their ongoing commitment and innovation in this field has now paved the way for significant investment from NHS England to fund targeted lung health checks, an early intervention project designed to detect lung cancer before symptoms even appear.
Lung cancer does not discriminate. It is a disease that can affect anyone and so we need to continue to develop better screening tools for everyone.
How can you help?
You can help by participating in charity runs, volunteer or donate directly to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation here: https://roycastle.org/donate/
How does Accountancy Learning help?
Prue and Simon get involved each year – albeit for the 5k run, not the 10-mile one!?! and we plan to participate in any upcoming events.