Yo! Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
I'll be completing 12 different challenges over the course of the year (aiming for one a month but life is hectic so anything could happen) Challenges are still not set in stone and I've got 2 x free spots to figure out so shout if you think there's a good one I should do (p.s. shout when I've had a glass of wine - I'm way more up for booking things then)
#1 - the Loony Dook (done)
#2 - the Bluebell Run (done)
#3 - GungHo (done)
#4 - EMF 10K (done)
#5 - Run the Blades (done)
#6 - Rough Runner (done)
#7 - Tough Mudder North West (done)
#8 - Kiltwalk 24 mile (done)
#9 - Scottish 10k (done)
#10 - Forth Road Bridge Abseil (done)
#11 - Christmas Run Edinburgh (done)
#12 - Santa Dash (with Anabelle 15th Dec)
Make 2nds Count is a charity close to my heart because it was set up by my gorgeous friend Lisa who was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in May 2017. Hands up if you don't know what secondary breast cancer is...nope I didn't either and neither did Lisa. Here's a teeny part of her story so far...
'In May 2017, our lives changed as I was diagnosed with secondary
breast cancer which had metastasised (spread) to my bones and then, in January 2018, to my brain. I had no primary diagnosis, no lump and
absolutely no awareness of secondary breast cancer. How could I have not known this was happening in my own body? Sadly, this is the case for thousands of women and men who are diagnosed with this incurable form of breast cancer every year.
We were thrown into a ‘new normal’ which consisted of surgeries, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and terminology that we had never thought would be a part of our lives.'
Secondary breast cancer is breast cancer which has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Although secondary breast cancer can be treated, there is no cure. Unlike those living with primary breast cancer, there is no end of treatment, there is no remission.
It’s estimated that 35,000 people are currently living with secondary breast cancer in the UK yet only 7% of the National funding for cancer goes towards this incurable disease. Make 2nds Count aim to address this imbalance.
So that's why I'm doing what I can in 2019 to raise awareness for both secondary breast cancer and Make 2nds Count that new charity set up by a young mum/wife and funny as feck friend who I'm completely in awe of.
Thanks for reading - big hugs xxx