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Breathe for Life Team Cycle Challenge

21 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b] Our Challenge... [/b]We started the Breathe for Life Team Cycle Challenge with two main aims: [/p][p]To raise awareness of the rising tide of lung cancer in non-smokers & of air pollution as a risk factor. [/p][p]To raise funds to support patients and families affected by these cancers and to reduce the burden of lung cancer on society, ensuring healthy lungs and clean air for all. [/p][p]The Breathe for Life Team Cycle Challenge is a community challenge that aims to reach all UK counties with our message. [b]In 2019, our[/b] [b]target is to reach 250,000 people and to raise the same number of £ [/b][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zFPcySP-fzQ?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][b]Our Progress...[/b][/p][p]In September and October 2019, [i]70 cyclists, including lung cancer patients, their families, friends and supporters, doctors, nurses and concerned public took part in our inaugural cycle relay event across the British Isles, a journey of 1479 miles[/i]. We reached 200,000 people with our video updates https://www.facebook.com/breathe4life.co.uk/ and the same number with local radio interviews. [/p][p]November is lung cancer awareness month and [b]we invite you to join us in taking part in our cycle commute challenge to help reduce cancer causing air pollutants and to help us meet our fund raising target.[/b] [/p][p]There are three simple steps: [/p][p][b]Get from point A to point B by bicycle as many times as you can throughout the month of November. [/b][/p][p][b]Join our Strava Breathe4Life Cycle team[/b] [b]https://www.strava.com/clubs/breathe4life [/b]and upload your ride to Strava on your mobile phone. Your trip can be as short as five minutes as long as it is by bicycle. Post a pic on instagram and #Breathe4Life to tell us your reason for joining us. [/p][p][b]Accept our invitation to donate some or all of the money you save on travel to our page[/b] to support our Clearing the Air for Rare Lung Cancers campaign. Even £1 for one trip will make a difference.[/p][p][b]At the end of the month we will award prizes[/b] to those who complete the greatest distance and those who substitute the greatest number of trips. First prize will be a portable air pollution monitor https://plumelabs.com/en/flow/store/[/p][p][i]The triple benefit to you as a team member is that you will be reducing your own exposure to lung cancer causing pollutants, reducing air pollution around you and getting the health benefits of cycling all at the same time. [/i][/p][p][b]Why rare (non-smoking) lung cancers and air pollution?[/b][/p][p]Lung cancer in non-smokers is more common than most people realise. 13,000 people in the UK are diagnosed every year, 2/3 of whom are women. That smoking causes lung cancer is a well known fact, but few people are aware that breathing in the tiniest particles of diesel exhaust fumes, smoke from burning coal, the gas radon as well as other people’s tobacco smoke increase the risk of developing this disease as well as heart attack and stroke. Worryingly, the number of cases of lung cancer in women who have never smoked is increasing at an alarming rate. No one knows why. [/p][p]The Ruth Strauss Foundation and Alk-Positive Lung Cancer UK are national charities who want to change this situation and aim to fund research into preventing, detecting and treating rare lung cancers, & to provide emotional & wellbeing support to patients and families. We created the Breathe for Life Team Cycle Challenge to breathe life into these charities as well as to shine a spotlight on the rising tide of air pollution in towns and cities in the UK, supporting the Campaign for Clean Air. [/p][p] So if you want an opportunity to move for something that matters –whether that’s for the environment, your health and wellbeing, or in memory or support of a loved one …please join us. By joining our commute challenge. you will be helping us make a real and positive difference. [/p][p]You can also support us by encouraging others to get involved, too. Please email the link to our page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. Thank you for your generosity and support -- Help shine a light on air pollution and non-smoking lung cancer. [/p][p]Feel free to mail us - Susie and Wayne Eastwood on [url=http://mailto:BreatheLife.EndtoEndChallenge@gmail.com/][i]BreatheLife.EndtoEndChallenge@gmail.com[/i][/url][b] [/b]for more details of the ride or add to this thread. Be a Breathe Life Champion and play your part in helping Britain to breathe more easily. [/p][p]Lets do this![/p][p]The Breathe for Life Team[/p]

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Supporters

Nov 11, 2019

Fiona

In support of Heather and Tony

£10.00

Nov 3, 2019

Enid and Michael Butler

£50.00

Oct 28, 2019

John Churchley

Hope you are not too saddle-sore. What a great challenge, good luck to you both.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 26, 2019

Vanessa Hill

Well done Susie and team , esp all the Marlow locals who joined you during that day too

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 26, 2019

From all those people that donated on the way

Well done Sue and Wayne

£265.02 plus £66.26 Gift Aid

Oct 26, 2019

andrew ward

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Oct 24, 2019

Artigiani del Cibo

Well done to 2 of my regular customers for completing the charity cycle ride

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2019

Teresa

Sue and Wayne, Congratulations on a mega achievement! And for a wonderful cause xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2019

Gay Eastwood

Well done Sue and Wayne

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2019

Jean and Billy

well done Gary and Team

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Susie and Wayne Eastwood

Susie and Wayne Eastwood

John K

John K

tim lloyd

tim lloyd

Ant Simpson

Ant Simpson

CHARLOTTE PAGE

CHARLOTTE PAGE

Amina Baksh Choudhury

Amina Baksh Choudhury

Laurance Giles

Laurance Giles

Karen Smallman

Karen Smallman

Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte Johnson

Nicola Gregory

Nicola Gregory

Mark Whalley

Mark Whalley

James Hunt

James Hunt

Ben Wickham

Ben Wickham

Fiona McDonald

Fiona McDonald

Michael Stenton

Michael Stenton

Kim Ogden

Kim Ogden

Marketa Pokorna DAlmeida

Marketa Pokorna DAlmeida

Jeremy Cobbold

Jeremy Cobbold

Jo Halloran

Jo Halloran

Vivienne landers

Vivienne landers

Geraldine Masson

Geraldine Masson