THE ROY CASTLE Lung Cancer Foundation is organising a Retro Running Series which will take place throughout 2020. The Series offers a chance to re-live your favourite decades, to do a bit of healthy running – and to help support those living with lung cancer.
The Retro Running Series started in June with the I love the 90s run, marking the decade the charity was founded. Now supporters have voted to head for the 80s, which has been launched this month and will begin in August. The remaining decades will be visited in October, November and January, with each decade giving runners the opportunity to earn a new and exclusive themed medal.
Anyone who raises or donates £25 will receive an exclusive I Love the 80s technical top at the end of August, along with their 80s medal. Please note that all medals will be sent out at the end of August no matter when, during the month, you complete the event.
If you sign up to all five retro running races you will receive the Ultimate Generation Retro Running medal at the end of the series. If you reach the minimum sponsorship target of £150.00, you will receive an exclusive decade themed technical top, along with your medal, each month. Every supporter that takes part will receive access to the 80s event page, where you will find competitions, votes and more.
When it comes to lung cancer, there are a lot of misconceptions. Many people presume lung cancer is a disease that only affects people who smoke, or who used to smoke. But the reality is if you have lungs you can get lung cancer, so it is really important to recognise the potential signs and symptoms, which include:
a persistent cough that lasts for three weeks or more (remember a cough doesn’t just mean Covid!)
repeat chest infections
coughing up blood
unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite
chest or shoulder pain
wheezing or hoarseness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible, share your concerns and asked for an X-ray. When lung cancer is caught early, it can be treated and cured.
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