Too Inspired to be Tired
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72 Hole Golf Challenge
Wed 17 Jul 2019
We are taking part in The Great Golf Challenge for Cancer Research UK
Meet the team 'Too Inspired to be Tired'!! - Mother & Son 'Trina & Callum Pearce’ - Father & Daughter 'Trevor & Chloe Dixon' We have decided to take on the ‘Great Golf Challenge’ to raise money for Cancer Research. We have all lost too many friends & family to Cancer and want to fight back. For this challenge we will play 72 holes of golf in one day, on the 17th July 2019. Yes, that is four rounds of golf in one day, with a start time of 4.15a.m and around 25 miles to walk, it will be a challenge. The team consists of two junior golfers, Chloe Dixon & Callum Pearce who are both dedicated and passionate about the game. They have never played 72 holes in one day before, so this will most certainly be a tough challenge. Their parents Trevor & Lindsey Dixon, and Trina & Alan Pearce are very proud of both juniors seeing how they have progressed through hard work to reduce their golf handicap. Trevor Dixon is also a seasoned golfer who can play to a similar standard as our two juniors. He is a very supportive father, encouraging Chloe every step of the way through her golf journey. Trina Pearce is a complete beginner who committed to learn how to play this year so she can enjoy a round with Callum during the summer! Some would say she is absolutely crazy to take on such a challenge when just learning the game; however Trina never does anything by half. Trevor & Trina decided to use their teenagers’s passion for golf to raise funds for Cancer Research UK; a cause that is very close to heart for both families. Between them they have lost some very close friends & family to Cancer, including a beloved grandmother and grandfather. During their round of 72 holes; both their close family & friends who have already lost their battle to Cancer and those who are right now fighting this terrible illness will be in their thoughts for every Tee-Off, Strike & Putt as they play to raise funds for the people of tomorrow. Please donate today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Donating through the Cancer Research UK site is simple, fast and totally secure. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you are able to donate £5 or £500. Every little bit helps. Together we will beat cancer. Thanking you in advance for your support Trevor, Trina, Callum & Chloe Follow our progress on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Too-Inspired-to-be-Tired-411836446208945/ Or read about what is personally driving us to do this challenge. Both the Pearce's and Dixon's stories are below. The Pearce's Story - In Trina's words... What hits me most about cancer is how one’s life can be completely turned upside down without any warning; and before we know it, we are either having the biggest fight of our lives or we have lost someone so very dear to us. I know we can say that about some other illnesses too, however the scary reality about cancer is that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men can expect to develop cancer at some point in their life. The probability of any one of us being diagnosed is now so much higher than when I was Callum’s age. I fear that without good research and potential cures, we are looking at even higher probabilities by the time Callum is my age. This fear may be at the back of many people’s minds yet when you have faced cancer yourself, it is so much more. 11 years ago, I went to the doctor for something completely unrelated. A week later I was told that I needed an operation ‘asap’ to remove a large mass that looked like aggressive cancer. They also told me that I only had a 50% chance of surviving the operation due to the fibrous nature and high risk of losing too much blood. So overnight my life had most definitely turned upside down and now I was facing the scariest day of my life. On the morning of the operation, saying goodbye to my then 3-year-old son, knowing he may never see his mum again was honestly the hardest thing I have ever had to do. This cancerous mass was a monster inside me and I wanted it out. The predictions where correct, I did lose a lot of blood and nearly died on the operating table. Thankfully, they managed save my life and then remove the mass and all surrounding tissue. Pathology later confirmed that it was a very aggressive cancer. So if I had not been at the doctor’s for something else, this cancer (like many others) would have gone undetected until it had already spread too far. Unfortunately this can be a reality for many other cancer patients. We lost Callum’s Grandad Pearce in 2017 to bile duct cancer. He was a wonderful man whose life was all about his wife, two children and three grandchildren. For a man who could fix anything and make something out of nothing, his cancer was something that no one could fix for him. Bile duct cancer is typically undiagnosed until it is too late. From confirmed diagnosis, we had less than 1 week before we lost our papa Smurf. This is a cancer for which there is no cure yet. In some few cases (when caught early), patients are lucky enough to live another year or two but not much more. We also lost Callum’s Nanny Evans 5 years ago. She was a very kind and caring person, but also loopy and a lot of fun which is what Callum loved so much. When diagnosed with Leukaemia she sat in the French hospital and said “I am British, I can do this!!”. After a bone marrow transplant and amazing internal strength, she won her battle against cancer and we celebrated with a family holiday. Unfortunately her weakened immune system from the cancer treatment saw a lung infection take hold later that year and we lost her within a few weeks. With her living in France and us in Bermuda, we never got to say goodbye but we do have good memories from celebrating her first win against cancer. I could go on forever talking about others, including close friends and a very kind neighbour, all who we have seen face their own battle of a lifetime, and some unfortunately losing that battle despite fighting so hard. Whether it is ‘us’, our family, our friends or acquaintances; cancer is happening now! It is ruthless, unforgiving, can be aggressive and is becoming more common. There are now over 200 different types of cancer. No wonder it is difficult to find cures for all. We need to fight now and raise funds to help researchers develop cures that will in turn, reduce the heartache that this monster can cause each and every one of us. The ‘Too Inspired to be Tired ‘ team all hope that you will support us and get behind this most worthwhile cause, and maybe one day they will have a cure for all forms of cancer and everyone will win their fight against it. The Dixons Story - in Trevor's words.... Unfortunately many of us have been or will be affected in some way during our lives by the terrible illness that is cancer. We are no different and earlier this year two of the kindest people you could ever wish to meet sadly passed away losing their respective battles to cancer. One was a work colleague of 20 years, a wife, a mum to three young children and a truly caring person. The other was a neighbour from the village we live in. Whilst we only knew him for a couple of years, he was a true gentlemen, always willing to lend a hand with any task and never without a beaming smile that would brighten any day even in his darkest moments. Also a relative is doing it tough right now and is undergoing a course of treatment to battle cancer. They were treated previously and it seemed as though they had won the fight, however the cancer has returned and as such their fight to beat this very much continues. Lest we forget there are plenty of good news stories for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and beaten it. By trying to help and support cancer research in some small way, the intrepid foursome that we are, hope that people get behind this most worthwhile cause and maybe just maybe one day a cure for all forms of cancer can be found and everyone will win their fight against cancer.
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