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My target 24 miles
I'm Taking it On for Pancreatic Cancer UK during November 2021
This time last year I took it for granted that walking 24 miles in a day was an easy feat, and assumed I was pretty healthy. How wrong can a woman be?
During June/July, I developed jaundice and was subsequently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Because I was otherwise generally 'healthy', I was fortunate that surgery to remove the pancreas and the cancerous tumour could take place within days of the first scan.
The symptoms of pancreatic cancer can be very vague and unspecific (indigestion, jaundice, weight loss, stomach/back pain) so the cancer isn't picked up in the majority of cases until it is far too late to have treatment. I count myself as beyond lucky to have had the diagnosis and surgery in this really short timeframe. Sadly, this isn't the case for the majority of pancreatic cancer sufferers.
Although survival rates for most cancers have improved enormously, for pancreatic cancer, this is not the case. In the UK, more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within THREE months and 24 people a day die from this cancer. Unlike other types of cancer, there is no screening in place.
To raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK, and awareness of this terrible disease, I'm going to walk 24 miles over 24 days in November, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. An added challenge to walking 24 miles is having type 1 diabetes, but a stash of jelly babies and insulin will see me through. The walk routes and dates will be shared via this page.
Help Pancreatic Cancer UK to make the breakthroughs that people with pancreatic cancer so desperately need. My goal is to help others get an early diagnosis, even if this helps just one other person to get an early diagnosis and treatment it will be so worthwhile.
Thank you in advance for any donation.
My donations have funded...
33 hours with a nurse on our Support Line
30 hours of early diagnosis research
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Reached 50% of goal
Reached 100% of goal
Funded 1 day of Research
Funded 2 days of Research
Funded 3 days of Research
Walking routes and dates sorted!Ok, so here's the dates, starting points and times of the main walks if anyone wants to join me and my two woofers. Hopefully, there won't be any changes to these dates but do check back on this page (or with me) just in case.
A huge thank you!November's pancreatic cancer awareness month is fast approaching, as is my 24 mile challenge. :-) The donations received so far have really helped with my motivation and training walks - thank you to all the lovely people who have so generously given money to this cause so far.
Thank you to my Supporters
Vignesh Saravanan Lakshmanan
Mark And Lesley Malham
Deb & Mark
Caroline And Mick
Jill And Andy Veitch
Tom & Jane French
Peter, Suzie & The Girls