Could you walk for 24 hours non-stop in the aid of Cancer Research?

54 miles, non-stop for 24 hours, round and round a dusty running track, through the depths of the lonely night, the sun and the rain – that’s what my awesome brother and his team of 3 mates did last weekend to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Still smiling!
Still smiling!

You don’t have to walk non-stop, but Team 24 had a point to make…

Loosing our Dad last month to the silent killer, liver cancer, has been both a shock and a wake up call.

Cancer shows no concern for anyone, it just creeps up and strikes when you least expect it; age means nothing, Dad was only 68 and had so much more to give. The wake up call? You can’t take anything for granted, take what you have got and be thankful, treasure every moment and try not to let busy lives get in the way and cloud your focus of what’s really important. My bro has had a double whammy; his wife lost her Dad last August, also to cancer – both of our lovely men died on the 16th of the month, 10 months apart. Life’s a bitch. But we live on and have the chance to raise what we can to help beat this killer and teach out children to grab life by the short and curlies and just LIVE it.

Relay For Life brings you and your community together to help beat cancer. Throughout the year, teams fundraise in their local communities to support the work of Cancer

The end...
The end…

Research UK. Then everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be part of.

The nationwide events are overnight as this marks the fact that cancer never sleeps.

Chris walked for 24 hours in Dad’s walking boots, literally. Dad always believed he would be able to do it and he did.

RESPECT is due to my bro and his team.

This one was for you Dad xxx


6 thoughts on “Could you walk for 24 hours non-stop in the aid of Cancer Research?

  1. What a beautiful piece of writing. I guess that every cloud has a silver lining, even the big dark ones. Losing our Dads has brought us all closer together and made us all feel proud of each other. That is, surely, a legacy that any dad would be proud of. Xxx

  2. Jill, that is so lovely. I agree with everything you say. Chris was awesome and yes, life can get too busy to remember what is important. Beautifully said xx

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