2008

2008

Rosemary Sky Dives for CANCERactive 
Rosemary’s account of her thrilling experience!
On the 18th October 2008 I started my fundraising by training for a sky dive at Diss in Norfolk!  Unfortunately it was FAR too windy to jump but after 10 months of bad weather and life getting in the way I did it!  Ive never been so petrified and excited at the same time!  I had to remind myself to enjoy the experience!  I left the plane at 13,000 ft with 2 instructors teaching me to skydive.  After freefalling for a minute, at 5,000ft I was on my own and pulled my parachute.  I had to steer myself back to the landing area and managed a safe landing on the fields.  I’m still grinning as I write this the next day!  I had the photos taken to prove that I’d done it after such a long wait! 
I’ve chosen CANCERactive www.canceractive.com as its a charity thats really in tune with my approach to health.  They provide well researched information on Complementary cancer therapies and Alternative cancer therapies as well as orthodox ones and the latest news on all the causes of cancer and cancer prevention, a real second opinion to help you beat cancer.  They help people build Integrated cancer therapy programmes (sometimes called holistic cancer programmes) - using the best of the best -  which some doctors believe can increase your personal odds of cancer survival by up to 60 per cent.  
My sister Heather, who inspired me to do this fundraising, sadly died on 29 March 09.  CANCERactive was a continual source of inspiration and information for her when she was having treatment.  

Josh Monks


Josh Monk’s parachute jump. On 26th April 2008 Josh jumped from a heightof 14,300ft ( Normal jumping height is approximately 10,000ft). Josh said he felt a great adrenalin rush during the jump and afterwards felt very proud of his achievement. 

Well done Josh and to all your sponsors who helped raise a fantastic 645 pounds.


Peter Campbell

PeterCPeter Campbell has completed his 8th Fire Walk (see photo) as well as a parachute jump and taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon all in aid of CANCERactive.

Debbie Brooks

DebbieRegional Executive Debbie Brooks recently ran the Swanage Half Marathon in memory of her father ho died of prostate cancer in August 2005. This is the third year that Debbie has run this particular race and raised money for CANCERactive. On September 14th, Debbie had a place to run in the Bristol Marathon for CANCERactive. 

Well done Debbie and thank you for all the fundraising you do to support the work of CANCERactive.

Silverstone

SilverstoneCitipost Ltd, the global mail distributor, sponsored a fund-raising event for CANCERactive, at Silverstone on Friday 4th July. Citipost, its partners Key Mail, Customs Clearance UK Ltd, Pack Post, Europa Worldwide Logistics and Intermec, and its clients raised 1500 at the charity Formula One Qualifying Day. Damon Hill and Carlos Iaconelli signed a CANCERactive banner which will be framed. Both items will also be auctioned off to raise more much needed funds.

Rob Bradford, Managing Director, Citipost DSA Ltd, said At Citipost were committed to supporting the good work of CANCERactive, both as official distribution sponsor for CANCERactives icon magazine and through events like Silverstone.

Steve Randall

On 7th November Steve Randall will leave England and fly to Katmandu.
Dominic Lewis will be running in the Adidas Dublin Marathon 2008 on 27th October
with three of his friends,Robert Hope, Matthew Mullen and Alan Webber all raising
monies for CANCERactive.

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