10,000 Steps A Day In March For Cancer Research UK

This Sunday, 4th February is World Cancer Day. So to mark the day and to assist in raising awareness I thought it the perfect time, to share with you today my next little fundraising venture. This March I will be walking 10,000 steps a day to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Why Cancer Research?

If you are an old timer to this blog then you will know why I’m doing this. If not, let me fill you in.

This time three years ago, my wonderful Mum had just started a gruelling course of chemotherapy. She had been diagnosed with follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma nine years previous and three years ago, the cancer progressed which meant she needed to have treatment, and quickly. That same year my Sister and I trained and ran the Race For Life. We raised a tremendous amount of money which we will be forever grateful. We did it all for our Mum and it was that thought that got us through it all. I’m not a natural born runner, so it wasn’t the easiest of tasks for me, but with the dedication and perseverance, I did it!

It was an emotional day. When race day came around, Mum was in the middle of her treatment and it brought it all home to us why we were doing it. We had taken part in the Race For Life before, but this time it was raw and real. This time it was happening to us, so it’s understandable why emotions ran high that day.

Mum

Mum got through the chemotherapy and the following two years of maintenance treatment and the Large Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma that she had is now in remission. Which is fabulous, of course.

But you see, Mum still has Follicular Lymphoma. That will never go away. It could progress again at any given time and we could be back where we were three years ago. There is no cure. Yet.

So, now you see. This is why I have to do this. This is why we have to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research because there HAS to be a cure out there. They just haven’t found it. Yet.

10,000 Steps A Day In March

I considered doing the Race For Life again this year, but if I am completely honest, I just don’t have enough hours in my day to get the training in. But I wanted to do something. So when I stumbled across Cancer Research UK’s latest fundraiser, it took me seconds to decide to do it. I was signed up in no time and so here I am. Telling you all about it.

Now, I know that lots of people walk 10,000 steps a day. It is, after all, considered a healthy amount of exercise. Well, I don’t walk 10,000 steps a day – nowhere even near in fact. So for me, it will be a challenge. But if I have to spend my evenings walking around the house to get them all in – I will. Because this is that important to me.

Sponsorship

Obviously to make this a success I need sponsorship. This is where I will discreetly leave the link to my fundraising page and just thank anyone in advance who is kind enough to sponsor me. I have set myself a small target of £200, but I would love to smash that. At the time of writing, I already have £40 thanks to some wonderful colleagues. If I can beat the target early, I will most certainly be increasing it.

Jaki's page 10,000 steps a day in march

My fundraising page can be found HERE.

I will, of course, keep you updated during March and thank you for taking the time to read this post. If I only raise awareness about this disease, then that is something (but a whole load of cash would be fab, dontcha think?!).

Any social shares of this post would be appreciated. Sharing is indeed caring and I will love you always!

Thank you for reading.

 


 

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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    RaisieBay
    2nd February 2018 at 11:29 am

    Such important research and I commend you for raising money for it. I lost my mum to cancer 9 years ago, it was an aggressive type that worked so quickly there was no time for treatment. I really hope your mum continues to be in remission for a long time x I did the Race for Life myself in 2015.
    #ThatFridayLinky

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    Zoe
    2nd February 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I love that you’re doing this and for such a worthy cause. Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza, good luck! Xx

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    twinmumemily
    3rd February 2018 at 11:39 am

    I support CRUK monthly, but also by taking part in race for life and raising money. Tomorrow is world cancer day and I wish you all the best in raising money. I lost my mum to ovarian cancer back in 2005. Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky

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    diynige
    3rd February 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Good luck with raising a lot of money a very worthy cause Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

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    Jo - Cup of Toast
    3rd February 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Best of luck with it. What a super cause to raise money for. Thank you for linking up with #Blogstravaganza xx

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    mightymamabear2017
    3rd February 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Such a wonderful cause. We’ve lost family members and try to raise money where we can. Good luck with it! #blogstravanganza

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    Jo - Pickle & Poppet
    4th February 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve signed up to do this as well! Last year I took part in the Pretty Muddy race, I’m still not sure if I’m going to do that as well but when I saw this I thought I can do it. It will be hard, I average between 5500 – 7000 steps a day currently so I am going to have to move more!! Good Luck lovely #Blogstravaganza

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    Daddy Poppins
    6th February 2018 at 10:41 am

    That’s great!! Well Done Jaki 👍 Cancer affects so many people. Top cause. #triumphanttales

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    Becki Svare
    6th February 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Such a great thing you’re doing!! Not only are the 10,000 steps a day healthy, but raising money to beat cancer is fabulous!! Thank you for your efforts! #TriumphantTales

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    mummyhereandthere
    6th February 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Well done on making the commitment, such a worthy cause.X #triumphanttales

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    oldhouseintheshires
    6th February 2018 at 7:13 pm

    What a great cause. I shall be joining in too. Good luck. #triumphanttales

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    twotinyhands
    6th February 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Amazing stuff jaki! I would love to notch up 10000 steps a day with you but know trying to get to 3000 a day is pretty impossible with a toddler and a baby. I just checked my steps app, I average it at 2000 steps a day. Which I hate it being so low. Good luck to you hopefully you’ll smash your target. ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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    talesoftwochildren
    6th February 2018 at 10:11 pm

    A fantastic post for a fantastic reason. Good luck.
    #TriumphantTales

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    Tales From Mamaville (@MamavilleTales)
    6th February 2018 at 11:52 pm

    All the best Jaki, such a worthy cause… sharing.
    Sorry to hear about your mum but glad she’s better now. She must be so proud of you:)
    #TriumphantTales

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    WelshMumWriting
    7th February 2018 at 12:48 pm

    What a fantastic idea. It’s much easier to fit in walking when you have young kids. I think the only time I’ve got to 10,000 steps a day is on a trip to Center Parcs but it’s definitely achievable. A great ambition and good way to show support for a great cause #TriumphantTales

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    Jade @ Captured By Jade
    7th February 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Cancer Research is a charity close to my heart and this is a great way to raise money for the charity. I think the way you’re raising money, and supporting Cancer Research is just wonderful, and also very achievable. Good luck!

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    chickenruby
    7th February 2018 at 5:44 pm

    good luck with the fund raising, as you know it’s also very personal for me at the moment and i’ll certainly be supporting my niece and nephew with their fundraising in memory of their mum throughout this year #triumphanttales

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    endardoo
    7th February 2018 at 9:01 pm

    An excellent cause. Very well done #bloggersbest

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    Kat - Confessions of a Working Mum
    7th February 2018 at 9:59 pm

    WIShing you and your family lots of love and luck! You can do it! #triumphanttales

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    aliduke79hotmailcom
    7th February 2018 at 10:42 pm

    This is such a good cause, I lost my dad to cancer. It is wonderful how many people make such an effert to raise money for more research to help save people’s lives.
    #TriumphantTales

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    Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap
    9th February 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Lots of luck lovely. I really hope your Mum keeps really well. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

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    The Queen of Collage
    10th February 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Good luck with raising an enormous amount of money for a worthy cause. #TriumphantTales

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