Fancy making a positive step towards your family’s health and raising much-needed funds for a worthwhile charity at the same time?
This month Cancer Research UK invites you to give up sugary snacks, treats and drinks for the whole of March, and raise money to help in the fight against cancer.
Raising £100 is enough to buy a DNA measuring tool for scientists, £300 covers the cost of a day’s trial to test new combinations of drugs to improve treatments for prostate cancer, while £1000 kits out a pHD student with everything they need to start working on finding a cure for cancer sooner.
I’m doing the challenge this year with my 10-year old daughter and at this point, I’m not sure who is going to find it harder. But with sugar now firmly in the media spotlight as the cause of many diseases related to obesity, including cancer, I can’t think of a better time to quit the sugar habit.
I’m hoping by the end of the month my daughter’s sweet tooth will be sufficiently tamed she will want to continue without sugary treats at all, but maybe that’s wishful thinking. We do have one particular tough obstacle to deal with and that’s Easter Sunday – which is on March 27th this year. Those chocolate eggs are going to have to wait!
If you fancy taking part, the Cancer Research UK website is packed full of information and resources to help you in your challenge. Download a fundraising pack which includes a sponsorship form, handy calendar to help mark off the days and helpful tips to keep you on track. And of course you can set up your own JustGiving page.
Go to the Cancer Research UK, Sugar-Free for March website here