Reanna Clark, a swim teacher from Romford, Essex, is fundraising for Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie, and The Swimathon Foundation.
Reanna, who lost her dad and best friend to a brain tumour, is taking part in Swimathon 2020, aiming to swim 2.5 kilometres.
Reanna shares: ‘On Sunday 29th March will be taking part in Swimathon 2020 at Sapphire Ice & Leisure. This will be the first sort of fundraising event I have done since losing my best friend and dad to brain cancer; he was 53 years old.’ Reanna added that recently her uncle has been having chemotherapy for bowel cancer.
‘Cancer research is a great charity that helps so many people affected by cancer. They have certainly helped me and my family during the dark days. If anyone has any pennies to donate to this great cause I will be so grateful!’
On the 27th – 29th of March, over 21,000 swimmers will be heading down to over 600 pools across the UK to raise money for our two amazing charity partners.
Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity, is dedicated to saving lives through funding research to help prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.
Cancer Research UK is the only charity fighting over 200 cancer types but doesn’t receive any government funding for their work, so their progress is all thanks to the support of people like you.
Also involved is Marie Curie, who provides expert care, guidance, and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Around 2,100 Marie Curie nurses work day and night, in homes all over the UK, providing hands-on care to people when they need it most.
According to Cancer Research UK, ‘There are around 165,000 cancer deaths in the UK every year, that’s around 450 every day (2015-2017). Cancer accounts for more than a quarter (28%) of all deaths in the UK (2017). In females in the UK, there were around 77,700 cancer deaths in 2017. In males in the UK, there were around 88,900 cancer deaths in 2017.’
Together we can really make a difference. Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie invite swimmers to tell their stories to help spread awareness and raise vital funds for this incredible cause.
Image credit: Swimathon 2020
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