OPI gets ready for the Climb of Life

OPI has now started its annual fundraising for the 2015 Climb of Life (COL) charity event in aid of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).

OPI has now started its annual fundraising for the 2015 Climb of Life (COL) charity event in aid of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).

On 6 November, members of the UK OP industry gather in the Lake District to battle the British winter weather and tackle another difficult challenge.

The ten teams will be climbing some of England’s highest and most gruelling peaks – each team will climb a different peak such as Nethermost Pike, Outerside etc, which will spell out this year’s theme: ‘NO TO CANCER’.

Now in its 28th year of fundraising, the OP industry’s COL has raised over £1.2 million ($1.9 million) so far. Last year, COL raised a record-breaking £100,157, which the teams and OPI are hoping to beat this year.

Climb of Life (COL) creator and organiser Graeme Chapman MBE said: “The enthusiasm and amazing support of the COL team helps to motivate me from year to year. Thanks to the likes of ICR, now less than a third of cancer sufferers actually die from the disease, but without sufficient funds, progress would not be as fast as we all would want.”

Team OPI is hoping to better last year’s donations of just over £19,000.

For more information on OPI and the Climb of Life please click here and to sponsor please visit: 

  • All countries except the US/Canada: Please visit JustGiving. Don’t forget to include gift aid, if you are a UK tax payer
  • For donations from the US/Canada: Please visit FirstGiving 

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