I’m running London’s 2019 marathon with the British Skin Foundation because I have seen the devastation of skin cancer first hand. I’m running in memory of Connor Cockerham, who lost his life to melanoma in 2014, and in strength with those who have lost someone they love.
We are a passionate group of students from St.George's University obsessed with skin and everything around it! We are extremely exited about this initiative called battle of the DermSOCs and we hope it will motivate a lot of universities around the U.K. to fundraise for their amazing cause!
The British Skin Foundation (BSF) are the only UK charity that raises money to fund research into all types of skin diseases, including skin cancer. As students who are interested in Dermatology as a career, the BSF are central for the funding of research. The BSF not only raises money for research, but also aim to raise awareness of skin diseases in the wider community. Educating people about the different skin conditions, helping to reduce stigma and promote understanding is just as essential.
We are a group of medical students interested in dermatology who want to raise money for the BSF by holding various events and encouraging individuals to take action and fundraise for the foundation.
The BSF is a great charity that raises money to support research which will hopefully lead to improvements being made to the lives of those who suffer with skin disease and skin cancer. From acne, to psoriasis and melanoma, to date, the BSF has awarded £16,000,000 in funding since 1996!
BSF is the only charity in the UK funding cutting edge research into skin diseases.As a society we understand that when suffering from a skin disease, not only do you suffer from the disease itself but also from the psychological consequences of having visible disease. The skin is of course, the body's largest and most visible organ. It is for this reason that we will be fundraising as much as we can this year for BSF, to try find treatments and cures to these often common and debilita