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.

We are running a set of interactive sessions with coach and psychologist, Dr Jason Spendelow.

Remaining true to your values when living with PMP and appendix cancer - 13 January 21

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.

The grief and loss process involved in PMP and appendix cancers - 27 January 21

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.

Anxiety management in pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and appendix cancers - 10 February 2021

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.

 

Demystifing the pathology terminology for appendix cancers and pseudomyxoma peritonei, Proessor Carr will present an introduction to this topic and answer questions from attendees

The Pathology of PMP and Appendix Tumours for patients and caregivers - 17 March 21

Join Pseudomyxoma Survivor's medical advisor Professor Norman Carr for an overview of this classification which can be very confusing. Pathologist Professor Carr will help us understand what PMP is, what appendix cancer tumours there are and how pathology plays a role in patient care.

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.

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.