About my blog

CLL is the acronym for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. CLL is the most common cancer of the blood. However, unlike many other leukaemias, CLL is incurable. Innovative research is desperately needed to provide treatments which are more effective than the derivatives of chemical warfare agents currently in use. Research however costs money.

In 2009 I walked from John o'Groats in the north east of Scotland to Land's End in the south west of England. Hence the acronym JOGLE. The purpose of my walk was to make more people aware of this insidious disease and to encourage them to sponsor me by donating to the research groups I was supporting. It was a most enjoyable experience and I met some wonderful people. Together we raised over 2000 pounds for the cause. Thank you everyone!

In, 2010, the blog was being continued for those who may have be interested in following my walking holiday in Wales. This was not a charity walk.

Sadly this year, 2013, Alan Frost, a senior member of the Wednesday Loafers, our cancer support group, passed away. Many medics will tell you that CLL can be cured by a bone marrow transplant. Alan had battled with the cure for many years. More research is needed, but significant progress has been made since I started this blog.

CLL is still killing my friends. The organizations listed at the side of this blog would welcome any contributions you would like to make towards their research.

Please feel free to pass on the details of this site to anyone you think may be interested. The link is www.cancerwalker.com

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 5, Sat 11 July, Forsinard to Allt Fearna

Day 5. Forsinard to Allt Fearna
Date: Sat 11th July
Distance: 24.7 Km (15.3 Miles)
Total distance covered: 131.1 Km (81.5 Miles)
Distance to go: 1497.2 Km (930.3 Miles)

Day 5 Report
Shortly after waking I was disturbed by 1000’s of females wanting to bite my legs - Midge season. My legs look like pink polka dot pyjamas. Took some antihistamine and set off for Kinbrace Railway Station, where I took a short break and ate some chocolate. I chatted to a gentleman working on a house, Jim Cambell. He is second person that I’ve met on the walk that has commented that leukaemia is very common in the north of Scotland.

On my way to another wild camp, but will put on trousers to combat the midges. I had bought Horlicks for my evening drink, not realising it was the low calorie variety!

I will be staying at the Crask Inn tomorrow. The landlady asked me I minded not having an ensuite!

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