Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Women's Organisation Team 'Run or Dye' for Teenage Cancer Trust

The Women's Organisation staff team are putting their best foot forward to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.  8 members of staff from the organisation will take part in Merseyside 'Run or Dye' event in aid of the charity.

Run or Dye is a 5k run taking place at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool on 20th September where runners become a rainbow of colour having been pelted with colourful eco friendly dye at each 1k mark. The Women's Organisation team signed up having heard about Teenage Cancer Trust, wanting to take on a challenge to raise funding and awareness of the charity.

Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer', and Teenage Cancer Trust are the only dedicated charity in the UK who do this by:

  • Bringing young people together so they can be treated together, by teenage cancer experts, in the best place for them.
  • Educating young people about cancer and working with health professionals to develop their knowledge to improve the speed and quality of diagnosis.
  • And by funding research and working with partners in the NHS, government and organisations both nationally and internationally, stiving to improve survival rates
In Merseyside Teenage Cancer Trust are hoping to open a specialist local unit to support teenage cancer patients, and have challenged 500 local businesses to support them to do this by raising £1000 by April 2015. The Women's Organisation team have taken on the challenge and are hoping that 'Run or Dye' will take them a giant leap towards that target.

To sponsor the team and give to a worthy cause follow our 'Just Giving' link

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