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Livio Belpassi

Blenheim Triathlon.

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]On the 8th June 2013 I will be participating in the Blenheim Triathlon at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, raising money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma research.[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] As it will be my first ever triathlon I will be taking part in the 'Sprint'. A main international race distance, which has a 750 metres (0.47 mi) swim, 19.8 kilometres (12.5 mi) cycling, 5.4 kilometres (3.6 mi) run.[/p][p]Most of you can probably already understand my reasoning for doing this, if not it is explained below. I hope you all can help me raise as much money as possible for this great cause, that is very close to my heart.[/p][p] In 2007 my father Augusto 'Gus' Belpassi was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. We were all taken aback by this news as any close family would especially after the previous year having been diagnosed with parkinson's disease. At Christmas 2008 my father's condition deteriorated, this coincided with my return from Italy for the mid season break. I started feeling very weak and wasn't feeling myself and proceeded to lose 2 st. In weight. I went in for blood tests and had a biopsy of a lump that was located on my neck. It was cancerous, and I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.[/p][p]"The Belpassi family of 6 would be an example of the statistics of people dealing with cancer in the UK, 1 in 3."[/p][p]I started my 1st batch on Chemo sat next to my father at the beginning of Feb 2009. Forward 6 months and I would be sat on my own. I lost my mentor, father and best friend but in my mind this could not effect my mental and positive approach to the challenge ahead. Fast forward 4 years and I have been in remission for just over 3. I have been through the hardest and lowest time of my life, so now I have to close that chapter and start a new one. To all the people that have friends and family dealing or have dealt with any sort of cancer, this is for you.[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] If you would like to know more information about the triathlon and the charity that I will supporting, the links are below and please don't hesitate to contact me.[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] http://www.theblenheimtriathlon.com[lt]br /[gt] http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] Training will start soon and I can't wait to get things going.[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] Wish me luck and I am hoping you can join Team Belpassi in raising money to battle blood cancer.[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] Thanks[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] Livio[/p]

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Jul 17, 2014

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 20, 2013

Anonymous

Livio, you trooper! xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2013

Anonymous

Funds raised at Let's Beat Blood Cancer @ Aura Mayfair 3rd May 2013.

£3276.55

Jun 10, 2013

Milly Morley

Ah amazing time - well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2013

James Furlonge

Well done buddy. Great achievement!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2013

Adam Stitcher

Congratulations mate, inspirational!

£30.00

Jun 9, 2013

Sophia Lengui

Congratulations Livio, very proud of you xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2013

JK

As promised. Well done, amazing achievement. Shows what you can achieve! Inspiration.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2013

Flick

Amazing determination, best of luck today xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2013

Team Mitch

You rock. Cheering you on from Mitchie Towers. Very Best of Luck XXXX

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid