Sunday, June 24, 2012

On Any Given Sunday

Cancer is a big word and it has a different meaning to every person. To me it means fear.

My grandfather- my mum's dad, died in 1992. He had lung cancer. He was 46 years of age. Both of his parents were lost to cancers. My grandmother survived cancer 5 years ago. It's not unreasonable for me to fear losing my parents, particularly to this disease.

It is for this reason that the charities I choose to support are cancer charities. It's currently Race For Life season. I wanted to run this year, but the side effects of my current drug regimen meaning running 1, 5 or 50 KM is off the cards. Lots of people I know are running this year, but in the absence of a limitless bank balance, I simply can't sponsor everybody.

So this Sunday. This is what I'm doing. My contribution to kicking Cancer's backside. Just like I'll be doing next Sunday, and every week until the promotion ends....


On every promotional bottle of Aquapura water there is a code, which when activated at http://www.everybottlecounts.co.uk/ means that Aquapura will donate 10 pence to Cancer Research. It may not be much, but this is every label collected for a week. And I will continue to do this for as long as it runs. 

So Cancer, bring it. Because I'm ready to fight as hard as I can to send you back to where you belong. 

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mrs_sock said...

Every single penny counts. Xx

Laura Budd said...

AMEN

Chloe said...

,<3

lucyaithwaite said...

I was never affected by cancer until January this year when it tore through my family.

Chloe said...

I hope the pieces are mending back together, there's no doubt that those tears leave scars, but they can and do heal.

Maria Fallon said...

Various members of my family have suffered with cancer over the years and it is the most terrifying thing (along with all the other horrible things they suffer with!) I support diabetes, cancer, heart and PSP charities as they are the ones closest to my heart.


Maria xxx

Melanie Jane said...

I'm sorry you've been so affected by cancer. I recently lost my Nana to pre-leukaemia, and it is a horrible thing to have to see. I think it's brilliant that you're doing something about this and I think you may just have inspired me to do the same. In fact, now that I think about it, I don't know why I haven't already been.
Mel x
http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

Chloe said...

It's true what they say- Charity begins at home, and I would love to support all sorts of charities and causes, but I can't, so like you, I have settled for the ones close to me. Yesterday was Armed Forces Day, and that's pretty much the only other set of charities I support- for the obvious reasons.

Chloe said...

I sorry to hear about your loss, and if this post prompted you to do something you might not have thought of, I'm glad. thanks for taking the time to share here, it always warms me to see other people's stories and sharing in response to something I have written.

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