Josie explains why we want to sail Round Britain:
In the UK more children and people under the age of 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer – yet brain tumour research is woefully under-funded
in 2007, Brain tumours killed 3611 people, many of whom were children, or young adults like me. When compared with other cancers such as leukaemia and breast cancer funds for brain tumour research are seriously lacking.
Very little is known about the cause of primary brain tumours and there is no cure. More funding is needed to enable research to help find better treatments for this horrible cancer.
Average survival for people with brain cancer like mine is between just 9 months and 2 years.
With a passion for living made stronger with each challenge and adventure, I intend to beat the statistics and keep LIVING!
Sailing Round Britain is a great personal challenge for me, and will never take me far from medical help should I need it. It will also give us the opportunity to see lots of our friends along the way and hopefully make new ones too!