A brave team of 22 from PB Fitness Academy in Hindley, Wigan, are taking part in the ultimate military obstacle course, Born Survivor, for Pancreatic Cancer Action. The challenge will take place in the Lake District on 9th April.
Gym owner Peter Beyer will be leading the team, known as ‘Pete’s Purple Warriors’, through an intense 10k course packed with over 30 military training obstacles designed by Royal Marines Commandos. Included in the team is Vicki Stevenson-Hornby, a Clinical Nurse Specialist who works with patients and families affected by pancreatic cancer.
Vicki says: “This is a massive deal for me- I don’t run, I hate mud and don’t do being cold very well! This challenge will involve all of these things but I see the devastation which this ruthless disease causes in my daily work and if getting muddy and facing my fears can make a difference- then I am in!
“It’s great to know that I will be raising funds to improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and make people aware of a disease that is remarkably underfunded in terms of research.”
Pancreatic Cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer and the 5 year survival rate is just 4%. Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. Ultimately this will lead to improving survival rates.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are delighted that Pete’s Purple Warriors are giving their time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action.
”As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like this to help us continue our vital work. Please back the team in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”
To sponsor the team please visit: www.justgiving.com/PETES-PURPLE-WARRIORS/
From running your local 5K to skydiving, and cycling from London to Brighton to dyeing your hair purple, Pancreatic Cancer Action has a number of ways you can take part in a fun fundraising activity. To find out more, please visit http://pancreaticcanceraction.org/support-us/fundraise/ or call 0303 040 1770