Lisa Harrop

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196,489
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My target 295000 Steps

I'm taking part in the Walk in Her Name Step Challenge in memory of my mum Elaine

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page.  8 Years ago my life changed when our beautiful mum was diagnosed with a rare form of Ovarian Cancer.    Just 6 months later mum passed away peacefully at home after losing her battle with this horrible disease.

They call it the "silent killer" this is because it has very few symptoms until the disease has taken hold.  The first symptoms that mum experienced was bloating, she looked like she was 6 months pregnant, but after visiting the Doctor was told it was IBS.  However mum knew her own body and was not convinced so went back for a second opinion, this time she was seen by a female doctor who immediately sent mum off for a blood test to test for levels of CA125 which can be an indicator of the disease, with mum's results showing a high level of CA125 in her blood.

The bloating and looking pregnant was caused by Ascites buildup in the Abdomen, other symptoms mum experienced was feeling tired and the need to go to the toilet more frequently, which are easily diagnosed as IBS symptoms.

Since mum passed away in 2013 I have become passionate about raising awareness of this disease and raising funds for further research.  Did you know that every year, 295,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer globally. Approximately half of these women will not survive beyond five years. March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and I’m taking 295,000 steps throughout the month to raise funds for life-saving research that will help these women, and the next generation, survive.

Please help me take 295,000 steps, raise £295 and move research forward. #stepforeverywoman

My Achievements

50% fundraising reached

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Raised £295

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First Day of Walking in memory of my mum

Monday 1st Mar
So today is the 1st of March and the start of Ovarian Cancer Action's walk in her name.  I plan to walk an average of 10,000 steps per day to ensure that I hit my target of 295,000 steps by the end of March.  

Today the weather has been lovely, spring is definitely in the air which made todays first walk a real pleasure. I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country with some fantastic walks right on my doorstep and have got off to a flying start and already have racked up over 8500 steps and its only lunchtime!

Thank you to my Sponsors

£212

Michael

Well done Lisa; like mum, you are simply by

£106

Tim & Eileen

Important cause - your Mum would be so proud. xx

£106

Marc & Michael

Well done Lisa. Each and every step, whatever the weather, makes a difference...

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Louise Lamb

Go Lisa what a great cause, your Mum will be with for every step XXXX

£50

Eileen And Pete

Happy walking!

£50

Robin & Sue

Such a good cause - and so many steps! Well done, you.

£31.27

Lisa Harrop

I can do this! Raising money for such a great cause x

£31.27

Giles And Sarah Morland

Go Lisa! x

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Anonymous

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Louise O’ Connor

Best of luck Lisa for a great cause. Beautiful photos of your mom.

£21.20

Angela Potts

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Geoffrey Harrop

This is such a worthy cause Lisa and in memory of your dear Mum, she would be very proud of you. Best wishes to you, sure you will achieve your goal! Joy & Geoff xx

£21.20

Christopher Counsell

Good Luck!

£21.20

Ginnie & Andy Norman

What a great thing to do

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Colin Leach

Well done Lisa, enjoy al those steps

£20

Gary Killington

Good luck Lisa, great cause

£15.90

Kevin Albone

£15

Dhilan Patel

Good Luck Lisa!

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Louise Hicks

Well done Lisa, keep going. Xxx

£13.25

David Arthur

Well done Lisa, make sure you bring the hip flask :0)

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Kevin Albone

Great cause, enjoy the walk and ignore the weather

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Dayo Monsuru