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Radiographer to ride motorcycle across America to raise money for scanner centre

A radiographer at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is embarking on an epic road trip across the United States later this month to raise money for the charity.

A radiographer at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is embarking on an epic road trip across the United States later this month to raise money for the charity.

Chris Shepherd, 40, is flying to the US East Coast on 22 September to start the 15-day journey from Chicago to Los Angeles along the famous Route 66 Highway, taking him past legendary sites such as Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

Chris would like any money he raises to go towards running the PET-CT service at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, which is essential to modern cancer care and will undergo a major upgrade later this year. 

Chris joined the centre from a private hospital in Harley Street in 2015. He said: “Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is a very unique place that makes a real difference to local people. Not only are the team at the centre at the top of their game but they are also completely focused on the needs of cancer patients. The centre provides a service that is superior to that available in many other centres, which is to significant extent made possible thanks to the support from our donors and fundraisers.”

Chris will be making the journey through America on a Harley Davidson Road Glide motorbike, similar to the bike he has in the UK and which he has been practicing on. He said: “We’ll be averaging between 200 and 300 miles per day and you can feel a bit numb after a day’s riding, so I’m currently going on practice rides over the weekend.”

To support Chris, please donate online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christopher-shepherd9

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is co-located with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and has been providing very high-quality cancer imaging services to the local community since 1985. The centre operates as an independent medical charity and receives no government funding. It is a leader in medical imaging for cancer and to date has delivered more whole-body MRI scans for cancer than any other centre in the world.

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