Crewe lady Louise Hassall is organising a sponsored walk to take place on June 15th in aid of a Cervical Cancer Charity and is inviting ladies to sign up and get involved.
Louise was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer back in June 2010, she has since trained as a volunteer for the charity and a support group leader in Manchester which offers support to ladies living with and beyond a cervical cancer diagnosis in Manchester and Cheshire.
She wants to raise awareness of the condition and help to raise funds for the special charity that is close to her heart.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust 5K sponsored walk aims to recognise and celebrate the women in our lives who have been affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities and remember those we have lost.
Manchester’s regional Walk for Fun is held at Dunham Massey, Altrincham.
Saturday 15th June 2013, 8.30am – 11.30am at the end of Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) which takes place from 9th – 15th June.
Pre registration is required at www.jostrust.org.uk/walkforfun
Every year in the UK, over 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and nearly 1,000 women will die from the disease.
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under.
Cervical cancer is not thought to be hereditary.
Cervical cancer, in 99.7% of cases, is caused by persistent infection with a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV).
HPV is a very common virus transmitted through skin to skin contact in the genital area.
For further help and advice please visit Jo’s Trust