26th February 2018
On Saturday 16th June, Dream Escape’s Creative Planner, Louise Murray, took part in a Stand Up Paddle Board Marathon in aid of 40tude Curing Colon Cancer. It was the first paddle board of this size and a phenomenal commitment by so many and for such a worthy cause.
Louise’s husband Gav sadly passed away last year to colon cancer so in honour of him, his legacy and to raise awareness of this type of cancer, Louise, together with over 60 of Gav’s friends and family paddle boarded 26 miles along the River Thames in England. Lee Donovan, who owns a paddle board company in the British Virgin Islands, even flew in from the Caribbean, especially for the event, to support Louise and the charity.
Click this link to see a film made about this very emotional day https://youtu.be/mz4VdOwMMHA
The film, made by Jake Hatt, says it all but please remember to take the message seriously and make sure that you are screened every five years from your mid 40s and remain vigilant however old you are.
For three years, Gav fought a courageous battle and raised an incredible amount of money for the charity, dedicating himself to preventing others from suffering the same fate and leaving a legacy that we can only aspire to.
Louise has raised over £101,000 for 40tude http://40tude.org.uk – a charity whose focus is to help raise both awareness and vital funds to help cure colon cancer. Funds raised will help fund pioneering research projects which are targeted at the early diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer. Their focus this year is on the importance of screening, as early awareness is essential to the effective treatment of colon cancer.
Both Louise and everyone at Dream Escape would like to thank everybody who has supported and donated to this worthy cause. It is very much appreciated and if anybody else would like to make any further donations – please find more information at the following:
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