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Jersey mum urges islanders to take on new cancer fundraising challenge

Jersey mum urges islanders to take on new cancer fundraising challenge

Saturday 20 January 2024

Jersey mum urges islanders to take on new cancer fundraising challenge

Saturday 20 January 2024


A local breast cancer patient is encouraging islanders to take part in a newly-launched event to raise awareness and funds for a Jersey cancer charity.

The first ‘5k or 10k Your Way’ event, organised by local Cannabis clinic Medicann, is due to take place on World Cancer Day on Sunday 4 February.

It is aimed at bringing people together to raise awareness and support the work done by Jersey Cancer Relief.

Participants are invited to walk or run either 5k or 10k in aid of the charity.

For 10k participants, the event will start at Les Quennevais Sports Centre car park at 13:00, whilst the 5k will start at St Aubin next to the Boat House car park at 13:30.

The finish line for both races will be at the end of The Esplanade, across the road from the Medicann Clinic at the Elizabeth Castle Ferry Kiosk.

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Pictured: Breast cancer patient Rose Shepherd training for the event with Medicann CEO Gary Whipp.

Medicann patient Rose Shepherd, who previously opened up to Express about living with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer, is taking part in the walk and is calling on others to join.

Rose said: "When you suffer with cancer, your quality of life really can decrease, and without Medicann, I wouldn't be able to live the way I live now.

"I am very excited to be taking part in the walk on World Cancer Day.

"Every donation, regardless of size, will make a meaningful impact to the great work done by Jersey Cancer Relief, and by coming together on World Cancer Day, we can collectively help lessen the burden faced by those affected."

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Pictured: Rose is mum to Kyle and Kristan.

Gary Whipp, CEO of Medicann, said: "We really hope that the local community can join the Medicann Team, Rose and many of our friends and patients for this great event.

"No matter how able you are, you can choose to walk or run, and do the 5k, or 10k. The choice is yours and it's the taking part that matters."

Pam Aubert, CEO of Jersey Cancer Relief, added: "We are very grateful to Medicann for raising funds in aid of Jersey Cancer Relief.

"We provide financial support to islanders with a cancer diagnosis. All funds raised in Jersey stays in Jersey.

"A cancer diagnosis affects all aspects of a person's life, and our aim is to ease the financial cost of cancer for individuals who are in need of our help."

GET INVOLVED...

You can register to take part in the event and find full details of the route HERE.

A recommended donation of £15 for taking part can be made at HERE or cash donations can be made in buckets at the finish line.

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