It won’t be long before we’re holding our next #Miles4Radiotherapy event!
But if you can’t wait that long, you can always set up one of your own on our JustGiving page.
So how did #Miles4Radiotherapy become an event?
Appreciating the year frontline staff had faced and the fact it had been a tough year for all of us in many different ways, we wanted to bring our radiotherapy community together. Get us all moving more over the summer and raise some money for a good cause in the process.
We encouraged people to create a team and cover as many miles as possible until the competition ended. Teams were be made up of whoever and could be any number of members. Participants could run, walk, swim, cycle – anything….as long as they were moving ……..the miles counted!
2021 was the first online registered event and the first #Miles4Radiotherapy challenge. It encouraged an outstanding 799 participants making up 50 teams, travelled 371,145.6km and raise just under 14K. Teams from all over the UK and even further afield, it included a variety of patients, students, general public, industry and healthcare professionals within the NHS and private sectors. They all came together in competitive spirit to promote radiotherapy, a vital cancer treatment, whilst also improving their own physical and mental wellbeing.
As exercise programmes are now becoming part of the prehabilitation and rehabilitation for people living with and beyond cancer, this is a great way to unite communities across the country.
If you are interested in raising valuable funds for the charity, why not consider taking part.
If you would like a Radiotherapy UK T-shirt for one of the events, please contact us on email@example.com with your required size and address.
Photos are a great way to inspire others, champion our work and share your achievement. Get in touch with us to share your fundraising story and (with your permission) we’ll share it on our website and social media.
“Running is one of the best things you can get into. I’ve been running on and off for years, and while I still struggle to discipline myself to put my shoes on and head out the door, I can 100% say that every single time I’ve come back from a run, I feel great and am glad I went”
The Joy of Running by Katie Holmes