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  • Date and Time: 25 October 2020 at 15:49
  • Location: Liverpool
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Once again R Charity are so excited to be this year’s official charity partner for the Arriva Scouse 5k!

Every year, staff working at the Royal Liverpool, Aintree, Broadgreen and Dental Hospitals make such a positive difference to the lives of thousands of people across Liverpool and the North West.

To help ensure the best possible outcomes for these patients within our care, the R Charity fundraising team are continuously working with teams across the Trust to fund vital equipment and improve facilities.

The Scouse 5k takes place on Sunday 25th October 2020 and will mark the last weekend of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a national campaign to encourage women to check their breasts and raise vital funds to support breast cancer patients – many of who we care for in our Linda McCartney Centre.

So what are you waiting for? Come get your wig on and run for the Royal!

To register please visit: https://www.merseyraces.co.uk/echo-scouse-5k.html

For a free charity place please contact Loren on 0151 706 3150 or email loren.slade@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

 

 

Breast cancer: the facts

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, and about one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Every year the Royal & Broadgreen Hospitals assesses over 7,200 women.

Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over 50, but younger women can also be diagnosed. For this reason, it's vital that women check their breasts regularly for any changes and always get any changes examined by their GP. In rare cases, men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer.

As the risk of breast cancer increases with age, all women who are 50 to 70 years old are invited for breast cancer screening every three years. Women over the age of 70 are also entitled to screening and can arrange an appointment through their GP or local screening unit.

How your fundraising helps

Here’s Ali Guest, superintendent radiographer who cares for breast cancer patients every day, talking about how R Charity fundraising positively impacts her work.

"I'm based at the static breast screening unit at Broadgreen Hospital. My role involves managing the day to day radiographic screening activity.

We often have busy clinics with many anxious patients waiting for a mammogram. Sometimes these screenings aren't routine, for example if you're a wheelchair user you may not be able to stand to have a mammogram.

Thanks to R Charity fundraising, we were given a specially designed mammography positioning chair which we can transfer wheelchair users to. The chair allows us to manoeuvre patients in front of the mammography machine, support them physically and get into the correct position for a quality mammogram. This wouldn't have been possible without people choosing to fundraising for the hospital."

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