Laura and Dani Got Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research
On June 4 2017, Dani Brown and Laura Adams (Laura is the daughter of our Pensions & Investments Expert Neil Adams) took part in one of Cancer Research UK’s Pretty Muddy races, an obstacle course that’s messier than most!
Drewberry is pleased to have sponsored their run and do our bit for the charity, which is dedicated to combating cancer, a disease with 357,000 new cases in the UK in 2014.
Pretty Muddy is an obstacle course for women over a distance of 5km or 10km, with Cancer Research UK hosting these fundraising events up and down the country on a regular basis.
You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to take part – it’s open to women of all ages and abilities and you can walk or run. The only thing you have to worry about beating is cancer.
Every little helps – Laura and Dani raised more than £400 between them.
- Overall, cancer killed 163,000 people a year in the UK, or 450 people per day
- There were 980 cases of cancer diagnosed per day in the UK in 2014
- Breast and prostate cancer are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the UK, with 55,222 new breast cancer cases and 46,690 new prostate cancer causes in 2014
- However, lung cancer is the biggest killer – there were 35,895 lung cancer deaths in 2014
- Cancer is responsible for 28% of UK deaths but the fightback is underway: cancer mortality is down by 14% since the early 1970s
- But the fight must continue – between 2014 and 2035, incidence of thyroid cancer are projected to rise by 74.1%, cervical cancer by 42.7% and bone cancer by 24.2%.
Surviving Cancer: Can You Get Insurance After You’ve Had Cancer?
Thanks to the efforts of Cancer Research UK, fundraisers like Dani and Laura and efforts across the scientific and medical communities, cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s.
Today more than half of all people given the news that they have cancer survive for at least 10 years after diagnosis and more people are surviving the disease than ever before.
But can you get insurance after you’ve had cancer? For many people, a cancer diagnosis might be a wakeup call to ensure they’re protected, but what are your options for buying insurance after you’ve recovered from cancer?
- Can I get Life Insurance after I’ve had cancer?
- Can I get Critical Illness Insurance if I’ve had cancer?
You may still be able to protect yourself and your family after you’ve had cancer, but it depends on a number of factors, particularly your medical history and how long it’s been since you’ve beaten cancer.
The stance will vary depending on your insurer and a variety of other factors, so it pays to speak to a protection expert who knows the market and can shop around to try and find cover for you if possible.
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