Help make myeloma history by getting involved in our Miles for Myeloma.
Throughout 2019, we want you to get out and about with your friends, family or on your own to clock up as many miles as you can. At the end of the year, we want to know how far you all walked, ran, cycled or swam to see how far our incredible myeloma heroes travelled collectively. So, to help us keep track of the miles, please register your challenge by completing our online form and ordering your fundraising pack.
Our goal is to raise £100k to help us continue our vital work. To do that, we need you to lace up the trainers, dig out the walking boots, or dust off that old bike to raise sponsorship for your very own Miles for Myeloma challenge.
There are lots of ways to take on your challenge, so pick whichever way works best for you.
Pick a distance, break it down and get started! Maybe you have been wanting to climb that hill for ages or just increase your fitness this year. Either way, set yourself a target to work towards – whether it’s running a mile a day for a month, completing a big 20 mile hike walk in one day or swimming the distance of the Channel in your local pool over the course of the year (that’s around 1,344 lengths!). For those in the city, why not ditch the bus or the car and walk everywhere for the summer months – ask for sponsorship or donate the money you would have spent on petrol or travel fares.
Challenge friends and family
Make a day of it by packing a lunch and heading to the great outdoors together. Take a gentle stroll somewhere scenic or, if you’re feeling energetic, up the ante with a 24 hour Three Peaks Challenge! If you’re struggling to think of a good family holiday this summer, why not take on a coast to coast walk (like 192 miles from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay), or if you have more time, cycle the 874 miles from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.
Inspire your school
Go the extra mile at school by encouraging your classmates to join you on a sponsored mile during gym class or lunchtime. It doesn’t have to be walking either, what about a three-legged mile, skipping a mile or running a mile in fancy dress?
Band together with your colleagues to start a running club or a lunchtime walkers group. Get your pedometers on and see how far you get over the course of a month. Alternatively, set up a company 5k race in your local park and make things interesting by setting up a friendly competition between teams to see which group can rack up the most miles!
Register your event to receive a fundraising pack
Let us know about your event using the link below. In the meantime, remember to set up your JustGiving page. Make sure you add your photo and share your story about why you’re going Miles for Myeloma. Share your page with your family and friends – they’ll probably sponsor you, or maybe even join you on your challenge!
Thank you for supporting Myeloma UK