Momentum aims to improve the lives of children undergoing treatment for cancer or life -limiting conditions by providing support to the children and their families. We are committed to providing the best possible physical and emotional care we can to each child and their family from the initial diagnosis throughout treatment and beyond.
13 September 2015
We are fundraising as a personal challenge. Our challenge is an Ironman triathlon. My event is happening in Weymouth
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The Momentum Ironmen's fundraising page
At age 13 I was diagnosed with stage III Non-hodgkin's lymphoma - a type of cancer that affects the immune system. For me this diagnosis was particualry poigiant as his mother passed away from cancer when I was aged 6. For 2 and a half years I underwent numerous surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy and thankfully can say that I am now cancer free.
I've always wanted to continue giving back to those that helped me out when I was ill, so myself and partner in lycra Pavle have decided to take on the Challenge Weymouth Ironman!
It's super fun because it consists of:
- A 2.4 mile swim
- ...And then a 112 mile bike ride
- ...And then a 26.2 mile run (marathon)
But why? What on EARTH would possess you to do such a thing?
We are fundraising in support of local cancer charity Momentum - specifically their work towards improving the hospital environment for children undergoing treatment and their families. We want to make these hospital a better and friendlier place and that can't be done without donations!
That's where you come in - your money will be going towards hospital projects that will improve the healing environment at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey.
You can see some of the work that has been done previously here - these images are full wall murals and span from ceiling to floor:
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