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Melissa Walks All Over Cancer

This March 2019, I am walking 10,000 steps per day to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

This topic is very close to my heart as I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 1a at age 24. I am thankful that it was caught early through a CA125 tumour marker test (my husband nudged me to take that test out of the blue), so fortunately I didn't have to go through any further treatment. However, it was traumatic enough and every annual routine check-up creates anxiety. The good news is that was 19 years ago and I survived and it has always been at the back of my mind to use that experience to support others. NHS has been looking after me very well and most of all I'm grateful to God for His grace and it made me realise my purposes in life. It's not always easy to tell others I've once had the illness and those who are suffering should not need to go through it alone. So without contemplating any further, please join me in supporting Cancer Research UK in combating cancer. Please visit my giving page if you would like to support. Thank you for giving and your generosity!

27th March - Now how have I been doing so far? I have managed to achieve an average of 13,000 steps per day by walking to restaurants & shops, school runs by foot and dancing. I've also had some friends who joined me for walks and instead of chatting over coffee, we chatted while walking (and coffee as a reward afterwards). Whether it was storm Freya or storm Gareth, I just kept going. This has now become part of my lifestyle and will continue to do so beyond March.

Rain or shine, just keep walking

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