Scotland’s Elaine Shallcross, the 68-year-old who inspired the world to be better via the #ShuvitCancer movement, passed away on Wednesday, June 10. In her memory, her family have designated July 10 ‘World Shuvit Cancer Day’ (today would have been the day she landed that epic backside shuv, and today would have also been the day she turned 69.) So, last Friday, Skater XL‘s Easy Day Studios presented a 24-hour Twitch stream—spearheaded by ’Afromatic’ and hosted by Jbooogie—with all proceeds going straight to the Shuvit Cancer research that Shallcross worked so hard to establish. Watch an edit with highlights from the stream, above.
Shallcross was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. After some rounds of promising chemotherapy treatments in 2019, the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. To raise funds for cancer research, Shallcross—inspired by her son-in-law Steven’s love for skating—set off to learn a shuvit, uploading continual updates to the #ShuvitCancer Instagram. She pledged 100% of donated funds to the University of Aberdeen Development Trust, and as of today the campaign reached 353% of that goal.
GG, Elaine Shallcross. If you’d like to donate to cancer research in her memory, please visit her Just Giving page.