Pancreatic Cancer is an aggressive cancer that is difficult to diagnose, tough to treat and tough to research. The statistics are shocking, a 3% survival rate, half of those diagnosed pass within 3 months, most within 6 months. Only 2% of money donated to generic cancer charities goes towards Pancreatic research and as such 24 people a day die from this cancer alone in the UK. So during my research I stumbled across Pancreatic Cancer UK, a charity solely dedicated to this cancer. During November they pushed an awareness month focussing on the number 24 asking people to do fundraisers around this, hence my Shield Run challenge.
For more information, visit the Pancreatic cancer UK website