Thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page, I am taking on the challenge of the full 26.2mile Shine Night Walk Marathon for the fourth time in 2017 as a continuing tribute to my beautiful wife and soulmate Cazi who lost her battle with secondary Breast Cancer in 2013.
Cazi was and will always be the love of my life, she always had time for everyone and lived life to the full, her beautiful smile brightened up everyone's day and her bubbly personality and positive approach to life, never letting her illness stop her making the most of every opportunity was truly inspirational.
It is Cazi's inspiration, determination and drive that gives me the strength to take on Shine again this year. I know Cazi will be with me every step of the way throughout the challenge. I will be setting out from Southwark Park at 9.20pm on Saturday 23rd September and hope to cross the finish line at Old Billingsgate around 3.30am on Sunday 24th September, 2017.
Over the last three years I have raised just under £15,000 and walked 1,500 miles or the equivalent of 57 marathons, by the time I cross the finish line this year I will have walked a total 2,000 miles or the equivalent of 76 marathons since starting training for my first Shine Walk!!!!!!
I really hope you can support my fundraising efforts and help me build on what we have achieved over the last three years, it's such a great cause. Last year I was very fortunate to be invited to one of Cancer Research UK's laboratories and met Professor Simak Ali who along with his Team are doing tremendous work on secondary Breast Cancer they are working on new approaches to earlier detection and developing new targeted treatments. Their work is truly inspiring and very exciting and gives me real hope that with your help we can bring forward the day when we will beat Breast Cancer. Great strides have already been achieved and survival rates are really improving as a result of such research. With your support we really can help ensure such vital research continues so we can bring that day forward and maintain an everlasting legacy in Cazi's name.
Every Pound you donate really does make a difference, all of us have been touched by Cancer whether through friends, relatives or as in my case my soulmate. Cancer Research UK have made incredible strides in developing treatments and improving survival rates, but this work can only continue with your help so please dig deep.
Each year Cancer Research UK’s scientists get closer to beating cancer, and they’ve helped double survival rates in the last 40 years. But we can’t stop there.
Only with our continued support can they turn this research into breakthroughs that save millions of lives. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now.