I was inspired by my distant relative named Kim to raise awareness of COPD.
After viewing her recent video, I was made aware that she was suffering from COPD, so I decided to look into this condition further. This is when I thought to myself, I'd like to spread awareness further and also see if I could help by raising funds for the British Lung Foundation.
In order to raise funds, I decided I should take part in an event where I could hopefully obtain some kind donations/sponsors from you kind people. I have only just started cycling again after 15 years of not cycling and I plan to cycle from Liverpool to Manchester which is roughly a 43 mile ride.
Since Kim and many other COPD sufferers can not participate in this type of event due to breathlessness, I decided this would be a suitable and meaningful event.
I know I am not very fit compared to people who frequently cycle and I don't have much time left to train for this event, but I promise you that I will complete this event, no matter what it takes.
I have chosen this date for the fundraise bike ride (15/11/2017) as it is the World COPD date this year, so there is a reason this is an extra special date for this event.
I have also set up a Facebook page for a quick breakdown of what COPD is and also added Kim's video which inspired me. If you have a spare 5 minutes, please browse through our page. The link is www.facebook.com/COPD.BLF
Also, please encourage your family and friends to take the breath test on the BLF page. This only takes a few minutes and this is for the benefit of your loved ones. Don't leave it till it's too late, the sooner it is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can help prevent it getting worse. The link is breathtest.blf.org.uk
Love to you all and thank you so much for taking your time, any donations will be very much appreciated by myself, Kim, BLF and other COPD sufferers out there.
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