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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Cycling. Cancer. Charity.


Over the last twelve month we've lost two friends to cancer. SH died in August 2013, in her early 40s, leaving behind a husband and three children. JG died last Saturday morning, leaving a husband and two children. She was in her early 50s. Both were treated at The Christie, a cancer hospital in Withington, South Manchester.

On Sunday myself and a team of middle aged men are taking part in the Manchester 100, a cycle ride from South Manchester through Cheshire and back, a route of 100 miles. Cycling 100 miles will probably be more painful than pouring a bucket of ice water over our heads. If you can spare any change to sponsor us, that would be grand- no amount is too small, it all counts.
The donation page is here.

I don't want to type a whole load of 'standing up to cancer' and 'together we can beat it' style stuff- but I have seen the effect cancer has on a person, the physical effect and the emotional, and the effect it has on those who try to cope with a loved one who has cancer, and on those left behind.

7 comments:

The Swede said...

Best of luck to all concerned on Sunday.

drew said...

Working with the Christie I know what a dedicated bunch of people they all are, right down to those that keep the place spotlessly clean. Can't think of a better cause. All the best SA, 100 miles fucking hell!

Next time I'm down I'll get the pints in in Ye Olde Cock Inn. They've got Brew Dog Punk I.P.A. on draught at the moment.

Walter said...

Losing friends too early on cancer is hard enough. All the best for Sunday - it will be the hell of punishment. Good luck. I'll go over to the donation page now.

Scott said...

Good luck on Sunday Adam. Don't envy you cycling 100 miles, but hope it goes well for all of you.

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks. And thanks to those who have donated too.

acidted said...

donated. nuff said

dickvandyke said...

love hope strength