Endomag pledged to donate £100 to the Prevent Breast Cancer charity for every person who signed up and walked, ran or cycled 100 miles during the month of October. Almost 400 people from around the world took part – and we’re delighted to say that over £23,000 has now been raised!
“We’d seen the impact COVID-19 had on both patients and charities, which is why we wanted to do something to support both groups during Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Dr Eric Mayes, CEO of Endomag.
“We were also pleased to be bringing people together and encouraging them to look after their mental and physical wellbeing through exercise.”
We invited the Endomag team, physicians and patients to join us and quickly found ourselves inundated with hundreds of supporters keen to get involved.
With our goal of raising £10,000 for the charity, we only needed 100 of the registered participants to complete the challenge. But by the end of the month, over 180 people had reached the 100 mile feat!
And that wasn’t all – we also set an additional challenge to the MagTeam. If all participants could collectively complete 25,000 miles (one full lap of the world), we’d donate a further £5,000 to Prevent Breast Cancer.
And did the MagTeam deliver? Yes! Together, they pulled off a combined distance of over 35,000 miles – meaning we didn’t just pass the target. We obliterated it.
At the time of writing, a grand total of £23,381 has been raised and passed onto Prevent Breast Cancer through our JustGiving page.
This includes some incredible fundraising efforts from participants, including the Buckinghamshire Breast Unit in the UK, who raised a fantastic £2,350 through their collective efforts.
Prevent Breast Cancer is a worthy charity that is close to our hearts. We supported them last year for a mammoth cycling challenge across the US, and we were delighted to be able to support them again this year.
Rachel, a breast cancer survivor who took part in this year’s challenge, has been supporting Prevent Breast Cancer for over two years.
“I had already signed up to a personal challenge to run or walk at least a mile each day in October when I saw the #MagTeam100 challenge”, said Rachel.
“I thought it was an opportunity not to be missed, particularly as Endomag were pledging £100 to everyone who completed the challenge.”
We’d like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who completed and those who took part in the challenge, and thank you for playing your part in raising vital funds and awareness.
If you would like to add a donation to the challenge, we will be keeping our JustGiving page open a little while longer. ♦