Thursday, 26 August 2010
The Lymphoma Association are a great source of information, support and comfort for those affected by lymphoma and their friends, families and carers. Lymphoma Association is the only specialist UK charity that provides accurate medical information and support to lymphatic cancer patients, their families, friends and carers.Lymphoma Association is the only specialist UK charity that provides accurate medical information and support to lymphatic cancer patients, their families, friends and carers.
If you would like to sponsor them please click here. Thank You for your continuing support.
Mum and Dad are doing their own triathlon so there aren't going to be supporters lining the road. SO if you are free on the morning of Sunday 12th September, I am sure mum and dad would appreciate a few cheers on route and some friendly faces at the finish, which will be at home. Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you more details.
Monday, 26 July 2010
On the 11th July 2010, Rebecca, Jen (Becka's sister), Jana and I took part in the London 10K run. All the training paid off and I completed the run in 1 hour 1 minute and 15 seconds, (with a loo stop!). If i hadn't stopped for the toilet I would have been on target, I think, for under an hour. The rest of the girls were just behind me. I would like to say it was enjoyable, but it was bloody hard work in the sun and heat. It was slightly worrying on the way around because I saw several people had collapsed on the side of the road and were receiving medical treatment. It was however, a great feeling to cross the finishing line at Whithall, and seeing my Mum and Dad stood there watching where I had watched the girls just the year before, in the middle of treatment.
To see the professional photos click here. I recieved a lovely email today from Lymphoma Association.
'We have now received a brilliant £1042.44 for which we are truly grateful.'
A really amazing amount and I would like to say a Big Thank You to everyone for their support. The sponsorship page is open until October so feel free...>;0 ) http://original.justgiving.com/lymphoma10km10
I have to say I didn't suffer too badly on the Monday, my legs were still functioning but I was tired!
This Sunday I took part in Race for Life, in Bedford, I know more running, but that is it for now! The first year I have actually participated, although last year I did go to watch Mum, Jill and Verity. This was the first year we were all going to do it together. Mum, Verity and I completed the 5K in just over 27 minutes and Jill finished 10 minutes ahead of her time last year. A pat on the back for all of us. It was defiantly more enjoyable than the 10K and the atmosphere was really inspirational.
Mum, Verity and I decided not to ask for sponsorship this year as we are doing a few fundraising events already this year, but if you would like to donate to the cause please visit Jill's Just Giving page.
I also went for a check up during the week, to see my consultant. He was really pleased with my progress, and said I looked really well. He was impressed with my running efforts! Bloods were all OK, although it still took a while for my veins to play ball, but it gave me chance to catch up with the nurses. Next check up due in November.
Off to NY in a few days for my sisters 21st birthday, a short break in the big city CAN NOT WAIT!
Hope your all well. X
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Any donation however big or small, really does make a difference. So please please sponsor me, even if just the price of a pint of beer!
Seems a shame to break away from tradition so here are some photos I have taken recently!
Friday, 2 April 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
HAYLEY BENHAM DIAGNOSED IN 2009
After various tests, and a lot of visits to my GP, I was told that I had lymphoma. I had never heard of it before, didn’t even know it was cancer and when you're only 23, that comes as a real shock! I found the Lymphoma Association a wealth of information and support.
My chemotherapy treatment lasted for eight months. Now just over a year since diagnosis I am enjoying getting my life back on track.
Please give generously to the charity volunteers in the stadium as every penny will be put to vital use. Thank you. http://www.lymphomas.org.uk'