Dana Koludrovic, from Glasgow, will be taking on the enormous challenge of climbing Everest base camp in May to raise vital funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action.
Dana works for Cancer Research UK at the Beatson Institute and has set a fundraising target of £10,000 which would fund a pancreatic cancer PHD researcher.
Here’s what Dana says;
“I don’t have a personal connection with pancreatic cancer, but I’ve worked in cancer research for 8 years now, so I’m aware that treatments are a very pressing and important unmet need.
I’ve been hiking for about 3 years and been thinking about the Everest basecamp for a while so I finally decided to do it! As soon as I was committed to do the hike, I decided to do it for PCA because they have a fantastic track record.
I think fundraising for a charity is a great way to connect with people, raise awareness and share a common goal. I’m very grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to work with Cancer Research UK as I’m originally from Croatia and would like to give back.”
Annie, PCA’s Events Coordinator says, “Dana has shown such determination in supporting us as and to help change the future of pancreatic cancer.
As a Health Care Professional, Dana knows too well the devastating effects of PC and the cruelness of the disease – which is why we are so grateful for her taking on the challenge.
We wish her all the best with this adventure and can’t wait to hear all about it.”
If you would like to donate to Dana, please visit: https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/everest-basecamp-charity-hike