Myself and some dedicated friends will be swimming 100 miles between January and April in 2019. 100 miles equates to 6,437 lengths of a 25 meter pool.
I previously organised a fundraiser for Lupus UK to help raise awareness. Lupus has had an enormous impact on my life as my grandmother, Patricia was diagnosed and later lost her life due to this disease. The time taken to diagnose played a large part as it was late and hindered much of the treatment.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease. The immune system mistakes the body's own tissues as foreign bodies or invaders and attacks them. The general treatment of Lupus has to be tailored to an individual to control the symptoms and hope to slow the damage to organs.
This swim in honour of my Grandmother. It’s not only to raise awareness but to hopefully generate a little money to go towards research.
So please donate any sum of pennies you may have, and if you would like to take part and swim a few lengths that would be greatly appreciated.