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Walk All Over Cancer 2021
March 2021

Julie's Walk All Over Cancer Fundraising Page

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Julie Wray

Total raised

£2,475.00

+ £406.25 Gift Aid

495 Complete
495% of £500.00 target
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I'm walking 10,000 steps every day this March for Cancer Research UK.

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. This March I’m walking 10,000 steps a day throughout the month to help beat cancer. Help me Walk All Over Cancer and fund life-saving research by making a donation to my page.

Last September, my fiancé Jim Ford received the devastating diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer. I felt like my whole world had fallen apart. The prognosis was the worst imaginable and it seemed like there was no hope. Without treatment, Jim would have just months to live.

After being referred to Christie’s for chemotherapy, Jim underwent four cycles of treatment from October to December. He was an absolute trooper, remaining continually positive and upbeat throughout the whole experience. He suffered from fatigue during his first two cycles, but otherwise coped admirably. I couldn’t have been prouder to see him tackling it as bravely as he did.

It was the hardest four months of my life and wasn’t made any easier by being in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. We both had to shield to keep Jim safe, relying on family members to bring food and essentials for us.

December brought his final treatment, followed by a CT scan to see how he had responded. When we had our telephone consultation with his oncologist, we were thrilled to hear Jim had had an excellent response.

In early February he began a course of preventative radiotherapy to minimise the risk of any cancer spreading to his brain.
It’s thanks to clinical trials that radiotherapy has been proven to be a preventative measure. Jim wouldn’t be having this treatment without this important research.

During Covid-19 research has been delayed, fundraising has been a struggle and charities are still in desperate need of funds. This is my way of trying to raise money to help other families affected by cancer get the treatment they need, by fundraising for life-saving research.

I couldn’t be prouder of Jim and how he has faced such a traumatic ordeal. He’s amazing in every way, but that’s the Jim Ford we all know and love. I want to do something to make him proud of me.

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Anthony Howley

2021-04-01T17:29:30+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid
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Julie Wray

2021-03-31T16:31:00+00:00

Lovely walk round Whitehead Lodges today for the final 10,000 steps of my challenge.

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Ben Wray

2021-03-27T09:12:41+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid
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Sue Williams

2021-03-26T18:48:49+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Julie. Hope Jim is doing well. Such a good cause love sue xx

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Beverley Glenholme

2021-03-25T19:24:13+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Julie x

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Angela Chown

2021-03-25T17:14:52+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Total raised£2,475.00

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