Events

Keep up to date with our Calendar of Events, including all fundraising and awareness days. Please email us if you are organising or know of any events which would be of interest to the pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) community and would like them listed here.  Do you have a great idea for an event? Contact us.

Perimenopause and menopause for the PMP and appendix cancer community - 22 April 2021

Join Dr Sarah Ball MBChB, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP from Newson Health for this session arising from issues we face as a result of surgical menopause during treatment. Dr Ball will talk about what the peri menopause and menopause is what the symptoms are and how that impacts our bodies. Then look at the best ways of managing those symptoms and the role of HRT.

To register for this session, please go to the Eventbrite registration page here.

Events in aid of Pseudomyxoma Survivor

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Established in 2003, Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland's largest mass participation running event, with over 35,000 runners and 100,000 spectators enjoying 11 different race distances over two days. From the 5k, held in the stunning Holyrood Park, to the one of the UK's fastest marathons, there's something for everyone.

Now in its 19th year, this year's festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 30th September. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

More details on our Edinburgh Marathon page.

Virgin Money London Marathon

Where: London
When: October 3rd 2021

The Virgin Money London Marathon is arguably the most iconic event of the running year. The 26.2 mile route through the heart of the English capital takes you past many of UK’s legendary landmarks, with thousands of people supporting each and every runner. This year might look a little different but still promises to be an unmissable event.

Pseudomyxoma Survivor is extremely excited to have a guaranteed place for the event  Sunday, October 3rd 2021. If you are interested in running and fundraising for those affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei, head over to our Virgin Money London Marathon page.

Previous Events

An introduction to yoga for the PMP and appendix cancer community

Nicola Taylor from Enrich Yoga led this relaxing session.
We covered a gentle sequence of postures aiming to work deeper into tissues, help tired muscles, increase mobility, switch on the parasympathetic nervous system to help us rest, digest and alleviate stress, anxiety and to leave you feeling calm. We followed the this structure:

  • Breath work
  • Gentle movements to warm up the neck, wrists, shoulders etc.. If you are in a desk job these will be movements you can practise daily to support your posture.
  • A spinal sequence to allow movement to our spine to increase the flexibility and mobility. This can be practised daily to look after the spine.
  • A flow — poses that link together to help stretch the body, strength the core and key muscles areas and practise poses that require balance and focus.
  • We ended with a guided relaxation.
An introduction to Tai Chi for the PMP and appendix cancer community

Julia Mitchell from Hatton Tai Chi & Nordic walking led ourintroduction to the practice of Tai Chi. Julia shared the potential benefits of Tai Chi followed by an opportunity for everyone to join in. The movements Julia covered can be done standing or seated.

The Pathology of PMP and Appendix Tumours for patients and caregivers

Pseudomyxoma Survivor's medical advisor Professor Norman Carr led this introduction to the pathology of these diseases. Professor Carr explained what pseudomyxoma peritonei is and what type of appendix tumours there are as well as explain what pathology is and its role in patient care.

 

An introduction to meditation from The Peace Gym

Join The Peace Gym's Jenny Critchlow for this introduction to meditation and why it's so much more than guided meditation alone. Jenny introduces us to the concept of Now and why understanding its importance can help us to decide to begin a meditation practice.

We will learn how our thoughts can create so much of our stress and suffering and ways to prevent getting lost in them. Jenny then introduces us to the first basic meditation technique, one that we can practice at home and is backed up on her YouTube channel.

To register for this session, please go to the Eventbrite registration page here.

Anxiety management in pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and appendix cancers

Anxiety is a very common issue in people (and friends/family members) with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and appendix cancer. Triggers for this anxiety are wide-ranging. Anything from scanxiety to fear of medical procedures can be experienced. In this workshop, we will talk about anxiety, how this applies to PMP, and cover some common anxiety-management techniques.

To register, please go to the Eventbrite registration page.

 

The grief and loss process involved in PMP and appendix cancers

Cancer is one of many chronic illnesses where grief and loss are relevant psychological issues. There are many losses to deal with, many of which are not obvious to others, or even to ourselves. We will cover grief and loss in PMP in this workshop, along with some strategies to help cope with these issues.

To register for this event, please go to the Eventbrite registration page here.

Remaining true to your values when living with PMP and appendix cancer

Many things are out of our control when living with an illness like PMP. The limited ability to influence our day-to-day lives is a source of real stress and helplessness. Rather than trying to control the uncontrollable, we can instead take actions consistent with our core values. A values-based focus can give purpose to our behaviours and improve our wellbeing. In this workshop, we will look at identifying core values and the behaviours that take us towards or away from them. We will also look at strengthening your 'towards moves' toolkit.

To register for this session, please go to the Eventbrite registration page here.

Can you help us by cheering at charity events?

Support is needed along the routes for sporting events to cheer on our participants and shout words of encouragement.

The 2.6 Challenge

From April 26th, Pseudomyxoma Survivor is joining the rest of the country in the 2.6 Challenge to help save the UK’s charities.

Whether you’re walking around your garden for 2.6 miles, hopping on your balcony for 2.6 minutes or doing 26 planks with your cat on your back, we would love your help.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on Pseudomyxoma Survivor and so many other charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of donations. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge launched on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

How do I get involved?

Th 2.6 challenge for all ages and abilities. All you need to do is think of an activity that is based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suits your skills and complete from Sunday 26 April. This could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes (or maybe just 2.6 minutes!) non-stop. Check out the ‘how to get involved’ page at twopointsixchallenge.co.uk for more ideas and inspiration.

And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your home for now – you can do your 2.6 challenge anywhere inside too!

There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it – the main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help support Pseudomyxoma Survivor.

To join in there are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
  2. Head to JustGiving to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– to Pseudomyxoma Survivor or to set up a fundraising page
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and #TeamPMPS
  6. You can also download and print a race bib to wear for your event!

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for even more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk.

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Pseudomyxoma Survivor and help to save the UK’s charities.