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  • In memory of: Pauline James (My Mum)
  • Event: Walk All Over Cancer 2019 - 20,000 steps, 01 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 2019

Cancer Research UK

#CRUKChallengers are taking on the Ragnar Relay 2017 to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Story

It’s 10 years this year since our lives changed forever...

My Mum got diagnosed with incurable Primary Peritoneal Cancer.

Sadly after almost 5 long years of fighting this disease with pure determination and dignity my Mum lost her battle and we lost her. I know Cancer affects all of us in some way - it chooses to take life’s good people for some reason! In the time Mum was being treated she did take part in Cancer Research Trials that were funded by the Cancer Research charity. Who knows if they extended the precious time we had with Mum but the average prognosis for her type of cancer is 18 months to 2 years and we got to treasure Mum for nearly 5. Cancer treatment is evolving all of the time - and hopefully one day we will see a cure - Fingers Crossed!!

Now feels the right time for me to give something back to a charity in memory of Mum and other people who have been taken from us and also for the people left behind, who’s hearts have been broken and lives have been turned upside down. For those of you that knew my Mum you will know that she was always keen to give back to those that helped her and my Dad, so in her memory, this is my time to help raise some funds for such a worthy cause!

Steps for me are a massive challenge as I sit on my bum all day doing an office job! Recently I have become much more active and have been setting myself the challenge of 10,000 steps a day - so 20,000 steps will be an amazing achievement and something that won’t be easy for me to do!

In March, I WILL be doing 20,000 steps a day - the equivalent of about 10 miles of walking! Over the course of the month I will have walked 310 miles - which is the distance of walking from London to Manchester and then BACK AGAIN!

This isn’t just for my Mum - it’s for every single person who this disease has affected in one way or another!

Thank you so much for sponsoring me!

Much love always, Michelle xx

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