This June, charity fundraiser Tom Allen and cancer surgeon James Harvey plan to race for 8 days across America, completing a total of 3,081 miles to go from the West Coast to the East Coast.
In order to complete the gargantuan task of cycling 200 miles per day, each cyclist will have to consume around 8,000 calories a day; bear in mind, the average male should consume 2,500 a day.
The 45-55 degree heat, and the 170,000 feet in elevation is sure to be a difficult task.
However, it’s all for a good cause as Tom and James are raising money for Prevent Breast Cancer, for whom they plan to raise to raise £125,000 in order to fund a DNA testing scheme for cancer.
James, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, is the consultant for Emma Guy of Acupuncture That Works.
Emma, founder of ATW and breast cancer survivor, was interviewed by ITV Granada in relation to Race Across America 2019. Emma believes that now is the time to “start to look at prevention.”
Emma hopes that with the £125,000 target, “Perhaps with this funding we may be able to prevent breast cancer ever happening in the future.” Emma, and ATW, have commited to raising 1% of this funding for Tom and James; there is a donation box in the clinic, along with information on the fundraiser and the charity.