Three peaks for Sarcoma Uk - Memory hike for Mam
About the group
My name is Christopher Thomas, along with my sister Sara and the support of my friends we have decided to complete the Welsh Three peaks in loving memory of our mother who sadly passed away in Feb 2019.
Our mother battled soft tissue Sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer for two years. In those two years she had constant treatment, which included a full hysterectomy, four different types chemotherapy cycles, radiotherapy, and was hospitalised on numerous occasions. Despite all that she endured, she remained positive and strong throughout and was determined to attend my sister wedding in the autumn of 2018. Thus undertaking the Three Peaks is the perfect challenge to complete, that reflects our mother's determination and strength in life and allows us to raise money and to educate people about this rare and aggressive cancer.
In addition to my mother, one of our group has also been diagnosed with this horrible disease and has also had to undergo various operations. At present he has been given the all clear but due to Sarcoma's aggressive nature he will have to undergo 3 monthly scans to ensure that his remission continues.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for Sarcoma UK
Sarcomas are uncommon cancers that can affect any part of the body, on the inside or outside, including the muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissues.
15 people are diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK. That’s about 5300 people a year.
There are around 100 different sub-types of sarcoma.
Sarcomas commonly affect the arms, legs and trunk. They also appear in the stomach and intestines as well as behind the abdomen (retroperitoneal sarcomas) and the female reproductive system (gynaecological sarcomas).
Homepage of Sarcoma UK.
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This challenge took place on 10th October 2021
Time completed: 16 hours 59 minutes.
Welsh Three Peaks Challenge
The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan in the same day, either over 24 or 12 hours.