Welcome to Something Silly In June,
“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
- Albert Pine
2012 saw Team SSIJ take on it’s inaugural challenge – running the 100 miles of the South Downs Way over three days. The experience had such a profound effect on all of those involved that it was decided to make the event an annual June adventure and to that end 2013 sees the crew attempt a double up and take on the 205 miles of the Pennine Bridleway over 4 days.
Initially the brainchild of Stage 4 cancer patient Steve Chalk who was determined to ‘give something back’ to those that were giving him every chance in his battle with Melanoma, he was quickly joined by a small band of family and friends who wished to help him in the best possible way they could – investing their time, effort and energies wholeheartedly behind the cause.
So what is the cause?
Due to the nature of Steve’s disease, all of Somethingsillyinjune’s efforts are directed to raising awareness of Melanoma, which is now the fastest growing form of cancer amongst young people in the UK and to raise money for Factor50, who are the number one charity in the UK responsible for funding research into the disease and providing support for sufferers.
You can keep up to date with all the goings on by checking in here every now & then and everyone at TEAM SSIJ thanks you for your continued support, it really does mean a lot to us.
“My mantra now is to strive each day to make a difference and to make it count – hopefully I’m doing that.”
- Steve Chalk
Take a look at the map below to get an idea of how far we’re running and riding.
You can keep up with all the trials and tribulations along the way by dropping in here every now and then, or by following on twitter and/or facebook.