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 saw the team double up and take on the 205 miles of the Pennine Bridleway over 4 days. With this is mind, the team have decided that this year’s challenge will be 300 miles, in 4 days named “SSIJ 2014 Dartmoor Challenge”.
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. Steve unfortunately lost his battle with cancer in August 2013 and this has only made our efforts more significant, and personal than before.
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 Melanoma UK, 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, on our Facebook page and Twitter. Everyone at TEAM SSIJ thanks you for your continued support, it really does mean a lot to us.
Who’s doing it!
We’ll be posting a list of the participants in this years challenge, we’ll try and include some links to their blogs and social networks!
What we’re doing!
This year, 300 miles in 4 days. Cycling 120 miles by road from Salisbury to Dartmoor, then two days running 60 miles, then a nice 120 mile road ride home on Sunday!
Help Us Reach Our Total!
We really appreciate your donations, without them – we can’t help Melanoma UK raise the much needed funds it needs to battle skin cancer.