Thank you for visiting my Cancer Research UK Cycle 300 page. This September, before the end of the month, I will complete 300 miles on my bike for Cancer Research UK. I will be pedalling harder than ever because I want to raise money for life-saving research and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Around 5 yrs ago I remember reading about the odds of getting Cancer were about 1 in 3 and thinking to myself how lucky I (my family) was that it had never really directly affected us as a family.
Then in 2014 I found out that my favourite Uncle had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. He sadly died in January 2015.
Also in 2014 my sister’s partner Paul was diagnosed with Mouth Cancer. He lost his fight in August 2015 - a few weeks before my 2nd daughter was born.
In 2016 my Step-Dad John was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Thankfully early diagnosis and a course of Radiotherapy was enough to see it off and he was given the all clear in the October of the same year.
In 2017 my Cousin’s Husband Mike was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and sadly lost his fight in June 2018, leaving 2 young sons without their Father.
During this time my Mum was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (in January 2018). She had successful surgery to remove it and a course of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. Her treatment is ongoing, but I’m very happy to say she is still with us!
And last month at a family party I found out that my Godmother, my Auntie Viv had been diagnosed with Uterine Cancer and was about to go in for surgery. Again a successful surgery and obviously we wait and hope for more good news.
The odds now are 1 in 2 for contracting Cancer!
1 in 2 !!!
Staggeringly that means one of my 2 daughters is likely to get Cancer!
Or me or my partner!
Or you or your husband/wife?
Or your daughter or your son?
The point is this disease affects us all. No-one is safe. I though I was safe......then Cancer Scythed right through the heart of my family!
This is everybody’s fight! We all need to do all that we can to support the amazing work of Cancer Research UK.
People are dying - but more and more people are beating Cancer, thanks to their fantastic work!
Please help if you can? Not for my family. For your’s. For all of ours. Because it affects us all and we all need to fight this together.
Thanks for reading.....
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