The incidence of malignant melanoma, which often targets young people, is rising faster than that of any other cancer in the United Kingdom.
Although much progress has been made in developing new surgical techniques and drugs to fight melanoma, in many patients it can still be a devastatingly aggressive disease.
As a plastic surgeon I spend my time in the NHS treating patients with melanoma and soft tissue cancers.
I hope that through participation in this event I can also contribute to the valuable research supported by Cancer Research UK in the battle against melanoma skin cancer.
I naively hoped to attract industry sponsors related to my malignant melanoma and sarcoma work; unfortunately that didn’t work out. So with less than three weeks to go before my big charity event of the year I am woefully short of my fundraising target.
Just a one pound donation from enough people will make a significant difference.
If you can, please text CRYS661 to 70070.