30 September, 2022

Stepping out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Raising funds for Breast Cancer UK
Clair Crean, Early Years Educator and Breast Cancer Campaigner from LCIS, is counting her steps for Breast Cancer UK for a month as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the aim of helping to prevent breast cancer in others.

by Clair Crean, EYFS teacher at LCIS

As a breast cancer fighter, I know the impact this disease has on the body, mind and family.

Taking one step at a time

That's why I'm taking part in the Step Out Challenge. I have been walking 300,000 steps in as few days as possible, and am now on track to see how many steps I can take in 30 days to raise funds for Breast Cancer UK.

On day 12 I had reached the target of 300,000 steps. As of today, day 19, I have walked 461500 steps, which is over 350km. I work full time, so I do these walks before work and often in the dark. My day starts at 5am, when I walk either 5km or 12km. The last few days have been very tiring, the wet weather has made it harder to persevere, and I hope that the cold I have is not going to slow me down.

Please consider supporting me in raising money for Breast Cancer UK. Every donation is immediately put towards the prevention of breast cancer. With over 30% of breast cancers being preventable, you will be helping people reduce their risk of ever developing breast cancer, now and in future generations, so fewer people experience the devastating effects of a diagnosis. Thank you so much for your support - access my fundraising page here! Follow my progress on Instagram!

What else can you do?

The average person in the UK walks 3000-4000 steps a day, but the NHS recommends walking at least 10,000 steps.

Get yourself a pedometer and see how many steps you take in a day. Help yourself on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

You can use the pacer app to count every step. 

Header photo by Arek Adeoye on Unsplash