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Oxford to Paris 24hr Dash - Pearl Powered

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[p][i]All done! over the weekend (23rd & 24th June) we successfully completed the Oxford to Paris in 22hrs and 58mins. It took a lot of #PearlPower at times but enjoyed every minute (apart from the journey back on the Eurostar) Many thanks from us and Pearl's Parents Rachel & Jamie for your kind donates.[/i] [/p][p]My niece, Pearl, was diagnosed with stage four Ewing's sarcoma in November 2016 when she was 10 years old. Despite her courage and bravery in battling with the cancer she passed away in October 2017 and is sorely missed by all of us. As Pearl’s uncle I consider myself very lucky to have known her, she was a unique and special person. At her funeral Jamie & Rachel (her parents), shared with us her thoughts and words on life as a ‘possibilitarian’ and how to live on. I was greatly moved by her strength and wise words – #PearlPower became real for me. [/p][p]Rachel & Jamie have set up this fund (#PearlPower) to sponsor much needed research into earlier diagnosis into Ewing’s Sarcoma, more successful treatment and the prevention of a relapse. This particular cancer predominantly affects children & grows in their bones or soft tissue and sometimes is not apparent until it reaches the later stages and is then difficult to treat and eradicate.[/p][p]Using #PearlPower my friend Andy Brewin & I are now are embarking on a charity ride to raise money and awareness. We both like a challenge (must be a midlife crisis thing) and the Oxford to Paris 24hr Dash was born. To achieve this, we’ll cycle 221 miles climbing over 11160 feet with a 5hr ferry crossing to get across the water! [/p][p]Please help us to spare other families from experiencing the trauma of a diagnosis of Ewing's sarcoma. Thank you very much in advance for your donations on behalf of Pearl’s family. [/p][p]DAY ONE – Oxford to Newhaven (113.7 miles / 6167ft)[/p][p]DAY TWO – Dieppe to Paris (107.6 miles / 4996ft)[/p][p][br][/p]
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