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Stacey's Multiple MoonWalks London

The most inspiring moment of the night was the minutes silence to take time to think about our loved ones, those fighting cancer and those who had lost their battle to this terrible disease.

For over 20 years our amazing supporters from all over the world have been joining us for the famous MoonWalk London and together with our other challenges have raised an incredible £121 Million so far! Here Stacey Lloyd from Manchester shares her experiences.

Walking the Walk since 2007

The person I hold responsible for me having the confidence to take on such epic challenges? Nina Barough!!

In 2007 I heard about The MoonWalk London, I'm not sure where or whatever possessed me to sign up but I did. 26.2 miles of Walking through the night in a decorated bra with over 15,000 men and women, sounds fun right? My friends thought I was (and still am) crazy and maybe they are right?

On the night itself I was worried about wearing my bra on show, I am certainly no skinny minny however my fears soon subsided when I was greeted by the sight of all the other men and women of all shapes, sizes and ages wearing their bra with pride. 

The atmosphere in the tent was electric, food, entertainment and stories of bravery, courage and loss. I remember a woman being introduced on the stage who was completing her 10th MoonWalk and I was totally in awe of her!! 

The most inspiring moment of the night was the minutes silence to take time to think about our loved ones, those fighting cancer and those who had lost their battle to this terrible disease.

Once we had warmed up we were raring to go, not long into the Walk I met up with a girl called Lindsey who was also Walking on her own, we stuck together and both realised that we had underestimated the enormity of the challenge and the training required, by mile 9 I wanted to quit but all the support and sponsorship and the thought of my medal kept me going and between us Lindsey and I crossed the Finish Line. I can't quite remember our time but it was over 9 hours. The volunteer who handed me my medal got the biggest hug ever plus quite a few of my tears. The messages I received from my friends and family were overwhelming, my Mum said she was so proud and she was even in tears.

Three months after I completed my first MoonWalk my Mum was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and less than 6 months later we had lost her. I guess knowing how proud of me she was spurred me on to Walk again, this time one of my best friends joined me, we completed it, but for her one marathon was enough! 

The following year another of my friends, Lesley decided she wanted to have a go and since 2009 we have been known as the Blista Sistas, we've Walked the Walk every year, we've also Walked 'Edinbra' twice and I had the absolute time of my life completing the New York Marathon with Nina and the team. 

We've laughed, we've cried, we've nursed sore muscles, we've raised thousands of pounds for an excellent cause and met so many lovely people along the way! 

Last year, for the 20th MoonWalk, we Volunteered and gave something back. We wanted to make sure people got to the Finish Line and experienced the euphoria of getting that medal. If we can do it, so can you! 

 

Next on my bucket list... Iceland

With love, 

Stacey, one half of the Blista Sistas! 

Join us on the 12th May 2018 as we celebrate The 21st MoonWalk London with our ‘Wild West’ theme... unite with us against breast cancer and help make a difference. 

 

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