20 for 20 is back! Join the WM community and help reverse the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on rare and less common cancers.

WMUK has once again joined up with 19 other charities representing rare and less common cancer charities in response to the impact caused by the pandemic. This year, our focus is on raising awareness of the importance of early diagnosis.

How will I help?

Early diagnosis is key, but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that some people aren’t getting diagnosed with their cancer in a timely way. This means they aren’t getting the specialist care and treatment they need, potentially becoming more ill. By taking part in 20 for 20 you’ll be raising important awareness, ensuring the public is aware of the key symptoms of Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia whilst ensuring the charity has funds to keep providing support services for newly diagnosed patients, or people who are worried about their symptoms.

How do I get involved?

It’s easy to get involved! 20 for 20 is all about challenging yourself for 20 days, whether that’s learning a new language, baking cakes, or getting active. Once you’ve settled on your challenge, just set up your giving page and we’ll get in touch with advice and materials so you can make the most of your fundraising! All your funds will go directly to WMUK.

Here are some of our favourite ideas:

  • Learn 20 new words in a foreign language every day
  • Run or walk a certain distance every day
  • Bake a cake every day and then sell slices for donations
  • Pass the baton! Why not get colleagues or family involved – each of you taking on one challenge every day

Remember the key is to do one thing for 20 days in a row. 20 for 20 starts on 20 September and runs through to 31 December 2021.

Last year, Andrea, who lives with WM, took part in 20 for 20 and raised an amazing £545 for us.

“The 20 for 20 experience was great fun. It gave focus to each day and enabled me to enjoy skills I hadn’t completed in a while, but also try new activities while raising money for WMUK.”

 

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The COVID-19 vaccine and Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (WM)

Find out more about 20 for 20 on the official website.