TCF News

In The Pain Zone (Week 5)

It seems I have entered the injury zone. This is a period of time that I knew would come, I just didn’t know when. It was all going so well until I finished a 7.19 mile run on Sunday. Granted, this is the furthest distance I have reached, but it’s really taken its toll on

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Megan Gets Her First Medal (Week 4)

What a week of progress it’s been.  On Sunday, I completed in my first ever official running event.  Albeit it was just a 5K, but experiencing the atmosphere of a race day for the first time has got me feeling a mixture of emotions.  On the plus side, I managed to break my personal best

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Run, Megan, Run (Week 3)

Week three and another milestone hit. On Sunday I managed to run for 5 miles, and dare I say it I actually felt okay afterwards. I don’t want to tempt fate, but I think I have finally had a breakthrough. I felt as though I was struggling to get closer to that hour mark, but

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Megan attempts her first ever marathon (Week 1)

Hi, I’m Megan and I’ll be running the London Marathon this year for the Throat Cancer Foundation. I thought today would be a good day to start my blog as I’ve just finished my furthest run – 3.4 miles! For a lot of people this isn’t a huge distance, but for me this is an achievement.

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The Throat Cancer Foundation And How It Changed A Government’s Mind

The Throat Cancer Foundation (TCF) was founded by oropharyngeal cancer survivor Jamie Rae.  Jamie, a successful businessman was diagnosed in 2010 with the disease, which in his case was caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  It was during his treatment that he became alarmed and concerned about the lack of resources and support available to those

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We Did It! Boys Will Be Offered Hpv Vaccination!

Absolutely fantastic news – the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have today recommended extending HPV vaccination to boys as well as girls. We’re absolutely delighted and thank everyone who has helped us in our campaign for this over the last six years. We will no longer need to launch a judicial review and

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