In July of 2019, we will be rowing from Ibiza to Barcelona to raise money for the NOMAN campaign. It will be, by far, the hardest physical challenge that either of us has ever taken on; 200 miles of non-stop rowing in the mid-summer sun while battling sea-sickness, salt sores and fatigue. We have been training hard for the past five months and are starting to feel physically ready for the event, but we can't do it without your support.
The NOMAN campaign is an initiative to fight against HPV, the causal agent of 5% of all cancers. The campaign seeks to beat HPV through universal vaccination for girls and for boys, who have historically not been vaccinated. They are also working beyond prevention, to accelerate drug development for patients with advanced HPV-related cancer.
The foundation has been at the forefront of the global fight against HPV-related cancers and has seen some major breakthroughs since its foundation in 2013. The number of countries vaccinating boys against HPV has gone from 0 to 25 and the Foundation has raised more than $3mn, but their work is far from over.
We are rowing to raise money for the NOMAN campaign and to spread awareness of the fantastic work they are doing. Any and all support is sincerely appreciated, especially as the challenge gets closer and more real.
If you are interested in helping us out, please donate and share this with your friends. Have a look at www.nomancampaign.org to learn some more about the organisation and their various initiatives. There will also be a GPS tracker on there when the race begins, from July 29th, so you can see how we are doing.
Thank you very much for your support. Alex and Rory