I am about to dust off my trainers and walk around the lake for my first training session in preparation for the Tenovus Goodnight Walk on 17th May. I feel a little daunted as the last time I propelled myself around Roath Park was six months ago when I went out for a run the morning before my first chemotherapy treatment.
I am 37 and was diagnosed with breast cancer last July. Having undergone surgery last summer, I had started running to build up my fitness before chemotherapy started, but my trainers haven’t seen the light of day since that morning.
I was lucky enough to receive all of my treatment on one of Tenovus‘ Mobile Units and when I realised that all of the money raised by the Goodnight Walk will be used to maintain the units I knew I wanted to get involved.
Warren Buffet said “someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”.
Having benefited from the ‘shade’ of Tenovus‘ treatment, care and support myself, I am looking forward to fundraising on May 17th in order to make sure it is available for others in the future.
So, I will be walking 10 miles through Cardiff at night, along with my son and sister-in-law who also had breast cancer. The route will take me past my own front door in Roath which will make it rather tempting to nip home and climb into bed! I will be encouraging all my friends and neighbours in Roath to wave in their pj’s along the route and cheer us on!
This is a link to my JustGiving page if you would like to donate.
The Tenovus Goodnight Walk takes place on Saturday 17th May and there is a 5 or 10 mile route to choose from. The walk starts at 10pm from Cardiff City Stadium with registration from 8pm and entertainment before the walk. Please sign up today to help make a difference to cancer patients and their families in Wales.
Registration is just £12 and there are discounts available for groups of 4. Tenovus ask that you raise a minimum of £40 sponsorship and that walkers are over 13.
Thank you to Louise Knight for writing this guest post for us.
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