Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust - Raising Awareness & Funds
Raising awareness and funds for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust - Read below for more details
Intro C - Prelim 1 - Novice27/Elem42
Goodie bags for ALL competitors!
Closing Date for Entries - 15th September
Video Deadline - 30th September
£5 from all entries will be donated to Jo's Trust.
Dear E riders....
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and hopefully for entering the charity class raising money for Jos trust in September! I wish you all lots of luck and fun!
Last August I was diagnosed with cervical cancer after missing a smear test. Initially the prognosis didn’t look good - there was concern that the cancer had spread to my bowels. It was the most terrifying time for myself and all those around me. Terrifying to think of all the people I might leave behind and to wonder what would happen to my horses.
I have been extremely lucky and the cancer had not spread. In October 2018 I had surgery: a radical hysterectomy which removed all of the cancer. This has meant that at the age of 32 I no longer have the option to start a family. However, a small price to pay for the fact that I am now cancer free.
When I was initially diagnosed on the 21 August 2018 I made a pledge, that I would do all I could to raise awareness of cervical cancer and cervical screening and help to raise money for charities linked to cervical cancer. I’d be ever so grateful if you could help me by entering this charity class and making sure you and your loved ones (ladies between 25 and 64) are up to date with your cervical screening.
A cervical screening test (smear test) takes 5 minutes, the impact of cervical cancer lasts a lifetime. It could save your life and prevent so much pain to those around you watching you go through cancer. Research has found that 75% of cervical cancer is prevented by smear tests. Book your test today and please attend if you are due, do it for yourself, your family and your friends, please. There’s nothing more important than your life and unfortunately no one is invincible from cancer.