From June 2018 to June 2019, I walked 4,314 miles around England and Wales in memory of my wife Melitta, who died in 2015 from cervical cancer. My challenge was in aid of Cancer Research UK.

 

We can eradicate cervical cancer in just one generation! And save the lives of 250,000 women (daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, partners, friends...) who die each year. How? ​​

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Cervical cancer is caused by a virus, HPV. Around 8 out of 10 of people are exposed to it sometime in their lifetimes. 

A safe, effective vaccine exists. In the UK and Australia, 10 years after its introduction, HPV infection among young women has fallen by 85-90%! 

Regular cervical screening (pap smears) is also critical for women aged 25-64. This can catch cell changes before they become cancerous. In the UK, around 28% of women miss their screening appointments. If that number falls, more women will live.

All funds raised will go towards research to reduce barriers to vaccination and screening. This is being conducted by Professor Jo Waller at University College London. 

Learn more 

 

3 things you can do now:​​

CHECK

to see if you're up to date (or ask your doctor) 

TALK

to your loved ones and friends about HPV vaccination and cervical screening.​​​

to accelerate the eradication of cervical cancer.

Team Effort

3500toendit - Coastal walk beginning

These short videos give more detail. One of them has been watched over 600,000 times!

June 16, 2018 to June 23, 2019

4,314 miles walked
289,814 feet climbed
3500toendit - Actual Progress
Cancer Research UK
In aid of:

Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666) and the Isle of Man (1103). A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales (4325234) and the Isle of Man (5713F). Registered address: Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London EC1V 4AD.

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