Gabriela Slater founder of Nureflexology – is rising to the challenge of the Shine Night Walk in London, a gruelling 26.2 mile route that brings the cure for cancer one step closer.
The Shine Night Walk is one of many charity events organized by Cancer Research to help to raise money to beat cancer. The challenge is to walk the length of a Marathon overnight on a circular route starting at Southwark Park and finishing at Old Billingsgate.
“Nearly everybody has a story to tell about losing someone to cancer, sadly in June last year I lost my Dad to cancer after his 10 year battle. I am going to be doing the Shine Night Walk with two friends Rachel and Debbie, whose families have also been touched by this illness. I have chosen to support Bowel Cancer research, as that’s how my dad’s cancer started” said Gabriela
According to Cancer Research, over the past forty years we’ve seen dramatic progress in tackling bowel cancer and half of all people diagnosed will now survive for at least 10 years. But we can’t stop there. Sadly, bowel cancer still claims around 43 lives each day. Also forty years ago only one in four people survived cancer. Thanks to research, two in four people now survive – but that’s just not good enough. Cancer Research UK has set out to double survival rates within the next 20 years.
“Supporting such a great cause and raising money for it is so important to me. It’s been very hard to find the time to put in the training, but I walk more instead of driving to local shops, library or school with the children. I started my training at the end of July and try to fit one or two longer walks a week (10 -15 miles). It will be quite challenging for me to walk through the night without sleep as I have never done it before. Regardless of how difficult and tough it will be I am very excited to be part of this great fundraising opportunity to help others. Thank you in advance for all donations”
Gabriela will be raising money for the walk by offering Facial Reflexology sessions on the 6th and 13th September in Chippenham, please have a look at www.nureflexology.co.uk for more details.
I am raising as much as I can to beat cancer!!