Cancer has been a dreaded word throughout my family (and friends) since 2008, before that, my dad had prostate cancer but was saved from early detection and an operation. Unfortunately, the hope and positivity we had gained from dads journey was short lived and we went on to lose my Gran Tuff, my Uncle John, Spuggy (a good friend) and in October of 2020, my Uncle Dave.
I’ve seen the chaos, the torment and the sadness this awful disease brings first hand, and it fills me with the fear of god. I fear this more than I fear dying itself. It’s so important to remember that just because our NHS is dominated by COVID at the moment, cancer hasn’t paused, it’s still there with its gnarly and unforgiving strength.
I can’t do much, but I can help raise vital funds for research so we can keep finding new medicines and treatments to strengthen our fight.
Me and Teddi will be walking from our home in Boosbeck up to High Cliff at Guisborough, a place close to my family’s heart. It’s approx 16km so a bit over 10 miles but I have to be mindful of Teddi’s little legs - I’m confident he can do 5 mile there and back easily - he absolutely loves walking, exploring and “good views” as he says! But I don’t want to force him so he may need to be collected at some point if he says he’s tired (I doubt it though, he’s fitter than me!). I of course will continue to the destination if this does happen. I’ll post pictures throughout the walk on my Instagram story so follow along if you want to.
At the end of the walk we’ll be lighting up a candle bag of HOPE to show we’ve completed it. You can buy these from the Pink Ladies, and chose an activity to do yourself if you want to, to commemorate World Cancer Day.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and thanks if you’ve chosen to donate.