Jenny Croft, from Wallasey, is heading to the Lake District this weekend to take on Total Warrior and raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action.
The 23-year-old marketing graduate was inspired to raise money for the charity after her grandfather was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year.
Pancreatic Cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer with a shockingly low survival rate of just 4 per cent. This is due to fact that the disease is often diagnosed too late for surgery, which is currently the only cure.
Jenny said: “My grandad was very lucky to be diagnosed in time for surgery but for many patients, this is not an option. Pancreatic cancer needs more funding and awareness, and this is why I’m willing to take on this challenge to raise funds.
Total Warrior is a 10K obstacle course designed by ex-military personnel.
Jenny continues: “It’s the ultimate test between strength, stamina, determination and team work. It also includes 10 tonnes of ice and 100 tonnes of mud. I might not be the strongest person however I am very determined to complete this course for a charity that means a lot to me!”
Pancreatic Cancer Action is a charity based in the UK whose mission is to change pancreatic cancer survival number and focus on improving early detection statistics. The charity’s approach is to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer to the public, the medical community and Government, provide education and training on pancreatic cancer to medical professionals and fund research specifically into improving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action and a rare survivor of pancreatic cancer, added: “We are so grateful to Jenny for taking on such a difficult challenge for us. Generous fundraisers like Jenny are the reason we are able to carry out our vital work.”
To sponsor Jenny, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jennytotalwarrior