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My Marathon So Far With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST

Blood cancer is often called the hidden cancer and my talk is to try and remove some of the veils that give it that description

What is a purple event?

During lockdown Adventure Geek launched a series of interesting talks (known as “purple events”). We have listened to talks about all sorts of adventures such as the Great Wall of China and Antarctica, to more serious topics such as mental health and the benefits of meditation.

This week's speaker

Blood cancer is often called the hidden cancer and my talk is to try and remove some of the veils that give it that description. Firstly I am going to cover my experiences so far with this disease from diagnosis through treatment and after including the impact of COVID. Seeded in my talk are strategies I have developed and acquired which are useful with many critical illness or life events, some that may be familiar already to you, and some new that may help you in the future.

Following on from this I will cover the scale of blood cancer in the UK and what you need to look out for in identifying the symptoms of it. Lastly I will talk a little on the charity I am an ambassador for, its aims and how research into blood cancer has a far reaching benefit for many other cancers and non cancer illnesses.

Join us for this insightful talk, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

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There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.