Fundraising – Skipathon Challenge

Skip 10 mins every day in May to raise funds for melanoma research at the Royal Marsden

Welcome to the Shomelanoma Skipathon Challenge to raise money for melanoma research at the Royal Marsden where I am currently treated for stage 4 melanoma.  Dust off your skipping rope and get ready to join the Shomelanoma team by skipping for 10 mins every day in May to coincide with Melanoma Awareness Month.  If you haven’t seen a skipping rope since school or are already a skipping expert we would love you to join us for this month long challenge.  We’ll be having lots of fun, count your skips, show off your best skipping tricks, get fit and all for a good cause. There will be lots of skipping tips; competitions and prizes so get the whole family involved plus a Facebook group and daily tracker to share progress and keep motivated.

Your support and involvement mean more than you can imagine to both the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and I. It has been an incredibly tough year for charities with the cancellation of so many challenge events resulting in a big drop in research funding.  CRUK, the largest funder of cancer research in the UK, has had to cut its research by £45m, which is devastating for cancer patients. 

To get involved register via the link below

We have also set up http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shomelanomaskipathon. dedicated to the Skipathon for friends and family to support all the skippers amazing efforts. If you would like to set up your own fundraising page please let me know and it can be added to the team page.

All funds raised from the skipathon will go to melanoma research at the Royal Marsden led by my Oncologist Professor James Larkin and his colleague Dr Samra Turajlic , full details of the research projects supported are available on the main Shomelanoma blog.