Julie Harvey Champion Fund
Julie Harvey was diagnosed in October 2016 with a grade 4 brain tumour and has set up her fund with a determination to raise awareness, help others and "shout about brain tumours".
"My name is Julie Harvey and before I got diagnosed with this grade 4 brain tumour I was a very active person. I was working in a nursing home as an activities coordinator, being a mum and wife as well as training for walks, open water swims and sprint triathlons.
"To say this tumour, which was removed, has thrown me is the understatement. I have had radiotherapy and chemotherapy together, and I am now in a 6 month cycle of chemotherapy 5 day on, 23 day off. When I am feeling good I am training for a 26 mile walk which I hope to do June and I am also training for a 12 mile bike ride as part of a team triathlon. I am a very determined lady and I do not want this tumour to take over who I am, hence trying to live a normal life!!!
"I have great support from friends and family and on bad days it is what keeps me going.
"I am setting up this Champion Fund as I have been personally affected and want others to know my story. I would like to raise awareness and money so other people can have the help and support that I’ve had. And for people to know they are not alone!"
Julie also writes a blog which is an insightful and moving record of her experiences since diagnosis. Click this link to read
Julie's Brain Tumour Journey.
26 Mile Walk
22nd July 2017
Julie's cousin Richard took on this event to raise funds
All raising an amazing amount to date of £4,458.75
Currently being planned:
Team Cycle ride - TBC