Castle to Castle Challenge
IMPORTANT UPDATE - Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone this year's Oesophacycle.
We are hoping to run the event later in the year. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more details.
After the great success of last year’s Oesophacycle, we are back with another Castle to Castle Challenge.
Last year, the Oesophacycle raised significant funds to pay for innovative new equipment to treat early cancers. This was a huge milestone for OPANI.
This year, our focus will be on launching a dynamic campaign both online and via Social Media, to raise awareness of Oesophago-Gastric Cancers.
The Oesophacycle will see a new and exciting route - Newcastle, County Down to Carlingford Castle, County Louth.
Read on to see how you can take part and make a real difference to this great cause.
HOW TO TAKE PART
Click on the links below for your application form, sponsorship forms and further information on the cycle.
+ WHAT IS THE OESOPHACYCLE?
Back for it's second year, the Oesophacycle is a fun not-for-profit cycling event with a 120 mile route between Newcastle, County Down and Carlingford Castle, County Louth which raises money for The Oesophageal Patients Association (NI)
+ WHEN IS IT?
The event takes place between 16th-17th June 2018.
+ HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO RAISE TO JOIN THE TEAM
All participants must pay a £50 registration fee on sign up then commit to raising £450.
+ WHY ARE WE RAISING THIS MONEY?
As far as cancers go, our statistics are not great. The vast majority of Oesophago-Gastric cancer patients are diagnosed at a late stage. The main reason for this is lack of awareness surrounding the signs and symptoms of Oesophago-Gastric cancer. We hope that with the right resources available to us, we will be able to educate both the general public, and the health services, with a view to increasing early diagnosis, and thus early intervention.
+ WHAT IS THE PLAN?
We need to improve our online capabilities. This years Oesophacycle will allow us to fund a high quality online information site which will enable us to reach a larger audience and become more effective in supporting our patients whilst raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of Oesophago-Gastric Cancer.
With a larger reach, and more education, we feel we can help combat our low statistics.
For a recap of the fun we had during last year's fundraising challenge, watch the video below: