a.k.a. the last walk of shame

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the west highland way

My sister Karen and I will be setting off on the The West Highland Way (WHW); Milngavie to Fort William; On the 30th of July 2012.

We are doing this for two very important reasons; in memory of our brother Steven; and to raise awareness of Brain Tumour Research.

Brain Tumour Research is woefully under-funded, receiving less than 0.1% (0.7%) of national cancer research spending in the UK. It is also fact that 20% of all cancers spread to the brain; and more people under the age of 40 die of a brain tumour than from any other cancer.


Steven, died on the 4th of January 2011; due to an Ďa-typicalí Meningioma brain tumour. This aggressive type of tumour took Steven's life in such a way, and at such a pace, that it has left the family feeling that more research is needed to understand and deal with such a tumour; and the affects it brings to the sufferer. In Steven's case this lead to; blindness; deafness; and an affected endocrine system, necessitating vital hormone therapy. Over and above the constant head aches and necessary surgeries. Steven was only 45.

With an annual funding goal of 7 million, every contribution helps.

So please help us raise some funds for Brain Tumour Research this summer.

Donations to Brain Tumour Research can be made through my Just Giving account, using all the usual options; online, offline, and text.

Help us to help this vital research.