Wine may have been involved in committing to this - but the cause is the main purpose - raising for a friend who was diagnosed with mesothelioma and has set up a Charity to raise as much funding for a cure as possible. He, and a group of friends will be cycling LEJOG in September - as part of this they will be doing London Revolution, and I have decided to join them in this smaller step on their journey (and a MASSIVE one for me).
Please also follow erasemeso on Instagram to find out more.
Erase Meso set up in 2019 to raise desperately needed funds for scientific research to maintain or find cure for this disease
Founded by a friend who at 43 was diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma
Community/volunteer led charity (eg, nobody is paid so majority of funds will go to appropriate causes)
Typical life expectancy from diagnosis is 12 months
Currently there is no cure
Caused by asbestos
Asbestos was banned in 1999 but there was a proliferation of asbestos between 1950 – 1980s
Predicted that there will be 60,000 new cases by 2050
UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world
Was considered an old man’s disease as people who got it were construction workers, dockers, military but NOT TRUE:
Incidence rates have increased in the UK by 67% since the 1990s:
Rates in males have increased in males by 58%
Rates in females have increased by 96%
It is a ticking time bomb as although banned asbestos is in our homes, schools, offices, hospital
Good luck Tam. No falling off the bike! Deb x
Well done Tamsin! Very impressed
Thank you so much for all the generous donations. This weekend I managed 100 hilly miles in Dorset - which was tough (and windy, especially on Portland) but I survived it!
good luck and such a great cause.
Erase Meso is a voluntary community committed to raising funds to research a cure for mesothelioma.
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About London Revolution
300km round London
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