My dad died of cancer when I was 24 and here we are 28 years later and tragically people are still succumbing to this dreadful disease. We're still reeling from the events of last month when it cruelly took our work colleague Kevin; only just turned 39 and my go to guy to moan about the complexities of the accounting qualifications we were both studying for.
Like many others, my lovely extended family has been plagued by the impact of this disease for decades and right now, it just feels like I need to make my own little bit of an effort to ensure that this legacy is broken so that as my family grows (thanks currently to my gorgeous nieces), the likelihood of life threatening cancer continues to diminish.
So...to my little bit of effort. You know when you think something is a good idea? Well, on the spur of the moment, an impulse, as it were, I clicked the 'sign up' button to Walk All Over Cancer throughout March. I can do that, says I, 10,000 steps a day, says I, no problem!
Hmmm...having already made the commitment, let's just think this through. How many steps do I usually do a day? Average 1,050...ah. So, having made the commitment, I decided not to tell anyone until I knew I could do it! However, that isn't very helpful in raising money for this essential cause...so here I am
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This March I’m walking 10,000 steps a day throughout the month to help beat cancer sooner. Day 1 was interesting; the first ridiculous amount snow for five years, walking alongside shoulder height drifts, doing (very short) laps of the little space the farmer had managed to plough. I only fell over once, but I managed to crush a carton of milk I was trying to take to my friend in the next village - that was Thursday...she didn't get it until Sunday.
So far I have exceeded 10,000 steps a day...14 days down 17 to go...yay! So if you see me breathing heavily along the quayside at lunch time...that's why!
If you can, please help me Walk All Over Cancer and fund life-saving research by sponsoring me. Any contribution will be gratefully received, so if you have anything lurking down the back of your sofa...
You can support me in other ways too just by not thinking I'm weird (!) if I'm marching on the spot at the photocopier (march with me!), or by reminding me when it's driving rain that I need to get out there (ask me how many steps I have on my pedometer...it's a powerful incentive when I've only done 546 and it's already 2 o'clock!)
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