I describe myself as a runner with an addiction to cheese & red wine. I live in Devon with my husband, baby daughter & mucky spaniel. I love the outdoors, getting muddy, exploring & camping. I’m always keen to push myself & take on new challenges.
On 25th October 2019 I will be joining 99 other awesome people & a few celebrities to take on the challenge of a lifetime - trekking in the Indian Himalayas on a 9 day adventure. Of course I love mountains, but this is no holiday. I will be leaving my family & trekking for between 7 & 9 hours a day at high altitude. We will be camping in the Himalayas in temperatures that drop below freezing.
The motivation for this challenge is my mum. She has fought breast cancer & has she always taught me to push & challenge myself, & to not let anything stop you achieving anything at all. Whatever challenges & difficulties I face in fundraising or trekking, knowing I will be doing this to raise vital money for a charity that I passionately believe in & that saves lives will keep me motivated.
In order to be physically prepared for this challenge I will be taking on various mini challenges & training sessions to improve my strength & endurance. In July I will tackle the 26 mile Dartmoor in a day. In August I am running a trail 1/2 marathon that has 2544 feet of ascent. I will also be doing lots of long walks on the coast path carrying my daughter on my back. This will be juggled around family life, working full time & fundraising.
The fundraising itself is a big challenge, & I am required to have achieved 80% of my target by 16/08/19, so please donate any amount you can afford to this incredible life saving cause by using the ‘donate button’.
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CoppaFeel is all about raising awareness of breast cancer - especially in young adults. The more people that are aware of their work, the more lives they can save.
CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga and her twin sister Maren. Kris was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23. After finding a lump at 22, living abroad in China for 8 months and eventually visiting her doctor 3 times, Kris was told the news that she had incurable breast cancer. Kris was unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties and knew very little about the disease. It struck her that there was very little information out there for young people, educating them about the disease, how they could be looking after themselves and informing them that breast cancer doesn’t just affect women over 50.
Although Kris will always live with cancer, she wanted to get the message out there to young people that catching cancer early means you have a higher chance of surviving and recovering. She wanted people to learn from her story and become pro-active about their own health. The idea for CoppaFeel! was born.