I’m thrilled to announce, I’ve been shortlisted in the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards (BiBs) in the commentary and campaigns category.
I’ve blogged loads about Cancer in the last year. My diagnosis, symptoms, tests, treatment, financial and emotional struggles and of course my results – when they were good and when they were bad. I’ve done what I can to raise awareness of Cancer issues and the fantastic charities available to help people with Cancer and their families.
Like Maggies Cancer centres, where you can get financial advice, see a psychologist, sit quietly with your thoughts or chat with a cup of tea, with the people who work there, as well as other patients.
MacMillan Cancer support, whom also offer both practical advice, financial advice and also provide nurses to attend appointments with you, and explain the medical side of Cancer in a human way. The list of services they provide is endless and they help people through every stage of Cancer – including after receiving an “all-clear” and those less fortunate who need end-of-life care.
And of course Cancer Research UK, who conduct life saving research into finding and improving cures for Cancer. Without them, I wouldn’t be here now.
There are so many other valuable Cancer charities of course, CLIC is another I have experienced first hand, as well as smaller charities, like the Clare Lemmon Fund in Dorset. I will continue to blog about the fantastic work these charities do.
I’ve enjoyed blogging about my fundraising efforts, like the Battle of the Bands I ran to raise over £300 for MacMillan Cancer Support, and the speech I did on stage at the Christmas lights switch-on to raise awareness for them too. I raised over £1300 for Cancer Research UK by running Race For Life last year, just a few weeks after receiving radiotherapy.
My current venture is #EmmasArmy against Cancer, in which a team of us will be walking sections of The Cotswold Way (104 miles) over ten consecutive days for Cancer Research UK. This has now expanded to other parts of the country for other people who want to join in, from further afield.
I’ve also blogged my support and understanding of the Saatchi Bill and urged people to get behind the campaign which will change the future of medical research.
All these things I’ve blogged about, are issues and campaigns which are very close to my heart. Campaigns which have had a profound (and lifesaving) impact upon my life and the lives of those around me. For people to have nominated me for an award, for blogging about the things that are important to me, is truly lovely.
If any of you feel I deserve this award, then you can vote for me to get to the finals, by visiting this link here.
Thank you so much to everyone who reads my posts, supports my campaigns and to those of you who nominated me for an award. It really does mean a lot to me.
Sarah MumofThree World says
Congratulations on making it to the shortlist. Very well deserved! Really hope you make it all the way to the finals. x
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