You're probably wondering why a sane person would jump from a perfectly good airplane for charity. Well, here's why...
I, like sadly so many of us, am no stranger to cancer. I have lost people I love to this disease and at the moment I am seeing my Grandmother battle cancer. My Granny’s experience has taught our family to live in the moment, to stop obsessing over the future and ruminating on the past, and just be, taking every moment to enjoy every single little thing with her.
This is exactly what happens when you jump, you're putting your past and your worries behind you to focus on the here and now. When you’re falling at 120mph through the skies, it’s hard to think of anything except what’s happening right here, right now. You become more aware of how precious life is and how much you value what you have and what you’re able to do.
Jumping for Irish Cancer Society will help us focus on people who may have been dealt a more challenging hand than us, and to do something positive to contribute to making their lives better. It's a chance to celebrate what the human spirit can overcome and what an incredible species we really are.
I hope to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society and support its work in research to improve the quality and length of life of people suffering from cancer. I want more families like mine, to have more precious moments with the people they love!
*I would like to stress the fact that I am covering the costs for the skydive and the travel myself and that every single donation goes directly to the Irish Cancer Society.
Every single € raised will make a difference to people with Cancer and their families in the fight against cancer.
Cancer will affect one in three people during their lifetime. However, more people are surviving cancer due to early detection and advances in treatment.
This year, over 30,000 people in Ireland will develop cancer and over 8,000 will die of the disease.
€3 can help the Irish Cancer Society print 10 Reduce the risk of cancer booklets
€20 can help provide cancer support and information throughout their helpline or website
€40 could buy a pair of primers used to amplify detectable amounts of DNA for genetic analysis and cancer diagnosis
€60 can offer four lifts for a cancer patient, taking them to and from hospital for chemotherapy treatment
€100 can ensure continuous investment in their cancer research
€350 provides an Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse for a night to care for cancer patients in their own home during their last days of their life