Hi all. People who know me?! know that I’ve been struggling and fighting all kinds of obstacles for the past 18 years since being registered blind…..BUT I‘ve never faced obstacles such as these.
I was recently challenged to do the Tough Mudder 5K by Sarah’s nail tech/artist Ashley, who works at Ooh La La Hair & Beauty Salon. I chose the team name 'HARD AS NAILS’ (please check out our team fundraising page) and I'll be competing and raising funds for one of my favourite charities -World Cancer Research Fund
My lovely wife Sarah works for World Cancer Research Fund and I was stopped in my tracks by one of the statistics she showed me - That 40% of cancer cases are preventable ....that's around 144,000 cases each year in the UK alone. And that after not smoking eating a healthy diet, being more active and maintaining a healthy weight are the most important things you can do to reduce your cancer risk. This totally blew my mind!
“What??? There are cancers that I can prevent? I thought cancer was something that you just got!"
Cancer is a terifying disease and most, if not all of us, either know or have known someone who has had or been affected by cancer.
Many believe that getting cancer is down to your genes, fate or just bad luck, but there are so many things you can do to reduce your cancer risk.
What you eat and drink, how much you weigh and how physically active you are can all make a big difference.
With our support World Cancer Research Fund can continue learning more about how to prevent cancer, enabling them to offer lots of info and resources to help us reduce our cancer risk.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
P.s....Just to add that you can sponsor £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.....By texting WCRF77 £3 (or your preferred amount from those above) to 70070. Every £ helps to power up against Cancer! 💪🏼 😀