walking all over Cancer
1 May - 31 Jul 2020

Walking all over big C with 1-million steps

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Lesley Hickmott

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+ £16.25 Gift Aid

6 Complete
6% of £1,000.00 target

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Walking all over Cancer

So you may be wondering how my walking is going ... So i have done my first 10 days and reached a total step count of 88082 - yes i know i have had a few slack days ... so have some catching up to do (just under 26,000). That means thanks to a whizzy chart (and the Bellabeat app) created by hubby i have a daily tracker to keep me honest here. i am blessed to be exercising regularly and have found some great benefits.

4 Benefits of Exercising Regularly

#1 My Risk of secondary is reduced
My walking is a risk-reducing factor for the development of numerous diseases and a management method for mental well-being. Regular physical activity favours the secretion of serotonin and dopamine, which are neurotransmitters responsible for making you feel good. I have been feeling GREAT each day pushing myself a little harder ... Besides, my thousands of steps help to counteract and reduce the effects of cortisol.

#2 It Increases Self-Esteem : With each walking /training session, I inevitably increase the positive feelings towards myself. When you train, your brain interprets that you are safe by giving an order to the adrenal glands to reduce cortisol production.

#3 It Decreases Fatigue
Exercising grants a dose of energy, which is caused by the activation of your entire body and the stimulation of your mind. It allows me to drain daily tensions by relaxing my brain. It has improved my physical form, or at least it is starting to show i am told!

#4 I have entered a 'happy' zone
The physical activity itself requires a certain amount of mental effort, which makes it an ideal method in preventing long-term degenerative mental illness.
It’s safe to say that the benefits of regular exercising will outweigh the temporary physical pain and mental effort.

So from now on, no more excuses! My target remains just over 11,000 steps a day and with some gentle support from family i am smashing it!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. I am the lucky one and three years ago I was diagnosed with Phase 3 breast Cancer and I survived. Blessed to win my battle and spend more time with my worldly tribe, I was lucky and after losing 30% of my left breast had some amazing treatments that saved my life. But Cancer is happening right now, which is why I’m fundraising right now for Cancer Research UK. There’s no time to lose! Many people like me have come out the other end but many are struggling right now. Just last year my beautiful niece Liesel started her long walk through dark tunnels of the big C challenge and this pledge goes out to her as she celebrates the healthy triumph of beating this bastard curse each day. #longlivethewarriors

In June 2017 whilst i underwent Chemo treatments and I walked all over Cancer by walking 10,000 steps a day and raised over £500 thanks to my supporter. This year I am doing a 92-day challenge of achieving at least 10,870 steps a day everyday Mon-Sun Starting on 01 May I want to celebrate my 3-year all clear since my breast Cancer. In May, June & July I want to pledge 10,870 steps a day to help me to lose weight I need to lose and commit to a journey of vitality. By raising at least £10 per day until the end of July I pledge my fund raising to walking all over this cursed big C. Can I count on your support?

Please will you support me in this challenge and keep me moving so that I reach my target of raising over £1000 to help to fund the research needed to ensure Cancer detection and treatments continue to improve. Donate to my page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

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Sara King



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Lesley xx





+£12.50 Gift Aid

That's an awful lot of steps ! Good luck and best wishes from us both. Lots of love.


Barry Robbins



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck - great cause!

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Lesley Hickmott


Starting Friday 01st May

Total raised£65.00



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