This summer our director Scott will be one of 60 people joining celebrity team leaders Tom Fletcher and Lisa Snowden trekking through the Transylvanian Alps (aka the Southern Carpathians) for five days to raise money for CoppaFeel!, the breast cancer charity focused solely on helping everyone stand the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer by encouraging women to get to know their boobs!
Scott, and 59 others, were selected from over 400 applicants to go on the trek through Dracula’s old stomping ground and he needs to raise a minimum of £2,200 for CoppaFeel!
CoppaFeel! is the first breast cancer charity in the UK to solely create awareness amongst young people, with the aim of instilling the knowledge and tools they need to get to know their bodies. They talk about a serious message in a light-hearted way, empowering people to start healthy habits for life. Their ultimate goal is to live in a world where all breast cancers are diagnosed at the earliest stage possible, at which treatments are more effective and survival rates are higher.
Although their main focus is on breast cancer education, they also instigated the #RETHINKCANCER Campaign, and strongly believe young people should be taught about all cancers and how to lead healthy lives from a young age.
Scott will embark on his trek on 22nd July for five days during which time he and the team will tackle the rugged wilderness and the region’s impressive mountain ranges, climbing over 2,400m above sea level. And of course you cannot leave Transylvania without the obligatory visit to the castle of Romania’s most famous son, Count Dracula.
Speaking about the charity challenge, Scott said: “There are a number of personal reasons I decided to apply to take on this challenge, the added bonus was being able to raise funds for a great charity that could genuinely save lives of both women and men – yes, men can get breast cancer too – by encouraging women to get to know their boobs, and men to know their pecs.”
Please show your support for Scott and for this great charity by helping him to smash his target by clicking here to donate.
Scott will also be blogging about his training and preperation for the trek on his dedicated blog at https://www.scotts-transylvania-trek.com/