Challenges

Claire's Loire Valley Cycle Challenge

July 16th-25th 2017 I had only recently started a job for Derbyshire County Council when I was diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer in my spine and hip. This incurable but treatable cancer is life-limiting both in terms of what you
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Jaqui goes Paddle Boarding in the Azores

I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in July 2014. MM is cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow and is called such because it attacks multiple parts of the body, ie the skull, spine, ribs, hips and long
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Julia's Tall Ships Challenge

We’re saying Bon Voyage to our intrepid challenger Julia, who sailed off on her tall ships challenge on the high seas on 27 Feb, sailing from Las Palmas & back to Southampton, with just a wee detour via the Azores.
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Claire's Haute Glacier Trek

During 2014 and 2015 Claire received treatment for Breast Cancer, including two surgeries, six months of chemotherapy and twenty five days of radiotherapy. One year after finishing treatment, Claire completed the Haute Route Glacier Trek in the Alps. The route
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John O'Groats to Land's Ends - Completed

Well done to Jonathan Booth on completing his fourteen day cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Jon completed his challenge on Thursday 29th September. Jon has been diagnosed with Stomach and Liver Cancer, but wanted to complete the
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Eva’s Walk to Land’s End and Beyond

I was 39 when I was diagnosed with lymphoma, both the aggressive one and also low grade lymphoma. I had 6 doses of chemotherapy. Only when I started to recover from the treatment did I realize the full meaning of
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Morag's West Highland Way Challenge

I just wanted to say what an amazing time I had on my west highland way walk. Yes it was a challenge but I did it and it felt amazing. Thank you for giving the opportunity to believe in myself again. I cannot tell you how much this walk has helped me find myself and has given me the opportunity to make new friends and see some beautiful scenery.
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Graham's Spiritual Journey through Greece

Following major surgery in September 2012 for Mesothelioma (Cancer of the Lining of the Lung) and two courses of chemotherapy, I was anxious to have a break from treatment in order to undertake a pilgrimage in Greece. I approached this
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Alison walks Hadrian's Wall

      I have always loved walking but since my breast cancer has spread to my bones I have felt reluctant to attempt any serious form of exercise.  My oncologist and orthopaedic surgeon have always stressed the need to
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Sharon's Road to Recovery

Sharon was over two years into her recovery from cancer. With the help of Challenge Cancer Through Adventure, she spent over a year planning and has now completed a “trip of a lifetime” … to ride a Royal Enfield Bullit
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Girls Take On Peru

We’re back home and all in one piece!  It’s been an amazing trip, really well organised thanks to our excellent ground arrangers out in Peru: we were in safe hands all the way.  Not that we weren’t capable of looking
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Emma's Andalucia Cycling Challenge

The benefit of CCTA’s decision to support my challenge started as soon as we were given the go ahead – I needed to train! I knew the tour was fully supported and that if it was too much I could
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Jon's Himalayan Adventure

After a few days of wonderful self guided wanderings around the Kathmandu valley, I returned to the city to meet fellow trekkers (a great bunch of Scots guys) and our guide. The following day the trek began – a half
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Lyn's Mingulay Adventure

Mingulay, 24 May – 3 June 2010 In 2009 I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, which had also spread to my right femur. After two major operations, radiotherapy, several months learning to walk again – and a not very hopeful
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Jane's Cinque Terre Walk

Jane writes: How could I challenge cancer through adventure? I am not a sporty person, but, like many people, have good intentions about getting fit which never quite translate into action. Living in the Peak District, I have always enjoyed
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Heather's Annapurna Sanctuary trek

I am 54 and have always been an active enthusiast of outdoor activity especially cycling, walking and skiing but I have never had the opportunity to undertake a challenge and it has been a lifelong dream to visit the Himalayas.
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Claire's Hot Air Balloon Experience

  This was one of the best experiences I have ever had, the weather was good, the skies were clear and the views were spectacular. We arrived at the Bakewell show ground, we had to unpack and inflate the balloon
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Roger's Himalayan Adventure

I am 46 years old and was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in October 2008. I had an operation to remove half my bowel and this was followed by 6 months of Chemotherapy. After my chemotherapy I wanted to do something
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Steve's Kite Surfing

In 2006 I was diagnosed with a relapse of the cancer I had beaten in 2001, Hodgkins Lymphoma. Aged 29 I knew I had a huge battle again , especially now I had 2 pre-school children to support. After months
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Dawn's Balloon Ride

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29, 1 week after returning from my honeymoon. Therefore the year that followed was a really challenging one for both my husband and I as we faced surgery, chemotherapy and
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Sarah's High Speed Adventure

Sarah Stevenson, who has cancer of the liver, contacted Challenge Cancer Through Adventure about her dream; to drive a racing car at the Donington Park Circuit. We were happy to help Sarah’s dream coming true. Sarah’s husband Mike, wrote :
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Young Achievers

In June of 2007, Challenge Cancer Through Adventure organised and funded an activity day for young achievers, at Duke’s Barn Activity Centre in Derbyshire. Pictured are Lucy, (top) who brought her parents and a friend along to share the fun.
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Melissa's Skydive

I am a 25 year old who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in October 2006, and I contacted Challenge Cancer through Adventure during my treatment. I wanted to do something exciting to mark the end of the chemotherapy and give
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Carol Challenged Cancer

My name is Carol, I am 42 years old, have 3 children and live in Sheffield. I was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in January 2001, where I underwent surgery, with everything going well. I still have 6 monthly check up
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Keith's Parachute Jump

My name is Keith Harding. At the age of 65 I was diagnosed with an aggressive type of prostate cancer. Following a radical prostalectomy (shortly after the diagnosis) I made an uneventful recovery. Within one month I was out cycling
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Carmen's Balloon Ride Challenge

I first got diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago at age 31, then again at age 37 and finally it had spread to my lungs & liver in November 2009. Unfortunately, it is terminal this time. But not one
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