The Bone Cancer Research Trust offers hope to those affected by primary Bone Cancer. They are the only charity dedicated to funding research and offering support for this disease. In November I will be completing 2000 burpees to raise funds for this amazing charity! Find out more about the 2000 Burpee Challenge and the Bone Cancer Research Trust here.
Well, here it is! I graduated from The Body Coach Graduate Plan on 18th October 2020. I am finally a Grad Plan GRADUATE! What better way to celebrate (and put my fitness to the test) than sign up to the 2000 Burpee Challenge in November for an amazing cause – Bone Cancer Research Trust.
2000 BURPEES CHALLENGE
So, I promise, I haven’t gone mad. However, I was mulling over what I should do after finishing my journey with The Body Coach. I had a few thoughts in mind but then I received a recommendation from another Body Coach Grad about undertaking the 2000 Burpee Challenge.
I looked into it further and realised by doing the 2000 Burpee Challenge I could help to raise money for a brilliant charity who are doing really remarkable work.
Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of burpees. Who is? In fact, I think they are a complete killer, but you know what else is? Bone Cancer!
ABOUT BONE CANCER RESEARCH TRUST
Bone cancer is a rare form of cancer which causes a tumour or abnormal mass to form in a bone. The tumour may be malignant, which is an aggressive form of cancer that spreads to other parts of the body.
Did you know that every 10 minutes someone – a child, teenager or adult – is diagnosed with Bone Cancer? They face a 5-year chance of survival at a little over 50%. If the disease is discovered late or has already progressed their chances of survival drop dramatically!
The Bone Cancer Research Trust was set up in 2004 by a group of families who had lost children and young people to primary bone cancer. They wanted to make information for bone cancer more accessible for everyone and tackle the lack of funding for research into the disease.
The families pooled funds they had already raised, and together with guidance from Professor Ian Lewis (Consultant Paediatrician and Adolescent Oncologist at St James’s University Hospital Leeds), the Bone Cancer Research Trust was registered in 2006.
Today, the Bone Cancer Research trust aims to fund research into all forms of primary bone cancer and ensure that hope, information and support are available to patients of all ages.
FUNDING THE BONE CANCER RESEARCH TRUST
The Bone Cancer Research Trust does not receive any government funding. They rely 100% on people like you and me to support their vital work through donations.
Although they receive an investment from the major UK Cancer Research Charities, their investment dropped by a massive 17% in 2019 to a total of £198,575.
Collectively the major Cancer Research charities spent over £700million on research last year, yet despite having some of the most brutal treatment regimes and poorest of outcomes, just 0.028% was spent on bone cancer!
DONATING TO BONE CANCER RESEARCH TRUST
With the support of people like you, last year alone The Bone Cancer Research Trust was able to commit an incredible £807,824 to pioneering and life-saving research. That’s over four times what all the major UK cancer research charities spent collectively.
I know times are tough for a lot of people right now, but every contribution – large or small – could really make a difference to someone’s life. It may be a cliche, but every little helps.
I’m asking you to simply help out in any way you can. If you can donate to this wonderful cause, please donate via this link.
If you can’t donate right now, I’d really love it if you could share the fundraising page with all your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
OH and don’t forget to follow my journey here at
One love and be safe x