Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
When Outlander actor Sam Heughan launched My Peak Challenge earlier this year, encouraging people to do something that would be a REAL challenge in 2016 (& raise funds for Bloodwise), I signed up. Why? Because I'm 60 this year and thought it was time I tried to get even fitter by attempting a 5k run, something that really isn't me at all. I also wanted to help speed up research into blood cancers.
Why is this important to me? In 2007 my lovely husband John was diagnosed with multiple myeloma - a nasty, incurable but treatable (to a point) blood cancer . Since then, he's been through some tough times including having a stem cell transplant and he sees his consultant every 5 weeks, all the while taking a cycle of chemo-type medication. In 2010 the consultants decided he also had myelodysplasia - another incurable blood cancer - two seems just a tad unfair!
So whilst it's actually before the main Peak Challenge month (May) I have registered for the Windsor 5k Colour Vibe race on Easter Day. Provided that doesn't kill me, I will also participate in the Overton Recreation Centre Fun Run on 21st May - so another opportunity to sponsor me (double the donation if I manage both might be an idea!)
I do hope you can encourage me to do this by making a donation here - it will be for a fantastic cause - Bloodwise are doing a lot of great things to help improve outcomes for all blood cancer patients.
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Thank you so much for helping!