Chai Mount Toubkal Trek 2022
The impact of a cancer diagnosis at any time is incredibly difficult, but a diagnosis during Covid was even more traumatic. Treatments and surgeries were delayed or postponed and in 2021, a record 2.7 million people were referred for cancer checks – 16% higher than pre pandemic levels (NHS England).
Sadly, today, there are over 30,000 people that are still waiting to start treatment.
This year’s Mount Toubkal trek is the first challenge since the pandemic began and our intrepid trekkers will navigate their way to Jebel Toubkal – Northern Africa’s highest peak standing at an impressive 4,167m.
They will encounter the heat and sand of the Sahara Desert to the ice-cold peaks of the High Atlas Mountains.
Why have they chosen to take on this challenge?
To raise money for the Jewish community’s dedicated cancer support organisation - Chai Cancer Care, and in particular, for Chai’s ‘Home Support Service’.
Chai is currently providing specialised and expert care to over 3,500 cancer patients and their loved ones. Chai has been consistently there for its clients and since the start of the pandemic, Chai has provided over 20,000 counselling and child therapy sessions – an increase of 30%.
For those who are too unwell or unable to come into a centre, Chai provides support in clients’ own homes, hospital or hospice through the ‘Home Support Service’.
Thank you for supporting the group and Chai Cancer Care.
Keep an eye on this page for updates and photos!