Dear Friends and family,
I would like to bring to your attention a fundraising challenge which me and 4 motivated friends are undertaking this summer. All in the name of HPV related cancers.
HPV is now the leading cause of oropharyngeal (throat) and cervical (ovarian) cancers worldwide. Currently in the UK, only the girls receive the vaccination in year 9 but the boys do not.
Scotland has seen a staggering 89% decrease in cervical cancer with the introduction to the vaccine to both genders.
I have had the privilege of looking after patients on ward in two of the world leading head and neck cancer units (Aintree -Liverpool & Queen Elizabeth - Birmingham). The courage and strength shown by these people has inspired us to undertake a great challenge for a great cause.
We will be rowing non-stop in a 5 man boat on rotation from Ibiza to Barcelona - 200 miles over 3 days
I will be posting more information on this in the coming weeks to atleast provide more awareness on this growing epidemic which unfortunately the UK public know very little about.
We have all experience the loss of a family member/friend due to cancer or at the very least know someone who has been impacted by it - no matter what age, gender or time in your life - cancer does not care.
Please give what you can and share this post!
Amin (Maxillofacial SHO)