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This March I’m walking 10,000 steps a day throughout the month to help beat cancer sooner. Personally, I have lost family members to cancer as I’m sure many others have too. It’s the one thing that really scares me.
I shall be tracking my progress with my Fitbit and I’ll post daily updates to show exactly how many steps I have achieved. Currently, I average around 6,914 steps a day so I’m going to have to up my game for an entire month. The poor dog is going to be exhausted come April!
I work from home on my computer which means I’m not nearly as active as I should be, so I’m going to have to make a conscious effort to get up and moving. My main concern with the challenge is how my hip holds up, it’s never been the same since having the kiddies.
It can be fine for weeks and then it suddenly goes and just standing up can be an issue. Over the past month, I have been doing hip strengthening exercises ready for my challenge to begin in March. Hopefully, it will make all the difference.
As a sideline, I’m also going to be monitoring the effects all the extra walking will have on my health including my weight. I will weigh myself at the beginning of the challenge and then again at the end to see the difference.
Can you spare £1?
I know that it can get frustrating with lots of different people asking you for donations to this and fundraising for that, so I’m asking only for £1.
I have done a lot of fundraising in the past and I never quite got used to the guilty feeling of asking people for money. It just doesn’t sit right with me, even when it’s for such an important cause. This is why I’m only asking for £1.
Since starting this blog I have grown a following both here on the blog and on social media. Now that I can reach such a large audience the power of just £1 makes a huge difference.
On Twitter alone, I have over 14,000 followers. If just half of those followers donated £1 I’d double my target.
My aim is to raise £500 which means I need 500 people to participate. I’m not sure if this is achievable but I’m willing to give it a go.
Donate £1 here – I’m walking all over cancer Gina Caro @ Gypsy Soul
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If you aren’t able to donate yourself then I would really appreciate it if you would share this page with your friends and family.
Cancer Research UK
I worked for Cancer Research UK for 8 years and in that time I heard lots of people’s stories on how cancer had affected them or someone they loved.
“Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer” Cancer Research UK
Cancer Statistics for the UK
Since having children one of the cancers that scares me the most is childhood cancer. Every time I see the adverts on tv I’m a mess.
Each year, around 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Thanks to major advances in research, around three-quarters of children with cancer now survive. Help Cancer Research UK discover better and kinder treatments for all cancers and to continue to improve overall survival for childhood cancer.
I’m really looking forward to taking part in this challenge.
All cancer stats found here – Web content: Cancer Research UK, http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics Accessed February 2017
*Photo credit: Sneakers by Bruno Nascimento