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“We have decided to do a virtual walk from Manchester, UK to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia! This will total 7376km accross the 8 countries that we all work in and to do this we each need to cover 8k a day for 30 days straight!
Our friend and colleague was diagnosed with Oesophageal cancer a few years ago and spoke so highly about the support he received from the OPA.
Unfortunately just recently, the cancer had returned and in support we have decided to complete this challenge to raise awareness of the disease and raise a bit of money for the OPA so they can continue to support anyone who suffers with Oesophageal Cancer.
Here is a comment from a patient about how the OPA charity supported them through their illness.
”After being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer – I was advised to contact the OPA. It was a very unsettling time for me and my family with lots of questions entering my head each day. The OPA was able to give reassurance about the treatment process and offered practical advice such as putting on weight before my operation. It was good to talk to a friendly voice who had been through the experience and to know I could contact them at any time. The information sent out to me was very reassuring.””