Shady deals & moon-walking for breast cancer

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Shady deals? Yes! At last the sun is making more of an appearance and I’m delighted to tell you the timing of one of next week’s Big Deals couldn’t be better! Or, in my opinion, more stylish.

The JPE Fitover sunglasses range has been a massive hit here at QVC. They are sunglasses which, as the name suggests, fit over the top of your regular glasses. They could be prescription ones or reading glasses. I own a pair of prescription sunglasses and I know just how pricey they can be. Also, when your prescription changes it’s even more expense again but with these you just pop them on over your glasses and you’re set to go. I’ve always thought this idea was great but there are many other benefits, too, including polarised lenses which give much better clarity of vision when, for example, driving in the sunshine which can cause a lot of reflective glare.

The style of them has been really good, too, they seem to suit all face shapes. However, I will say that for wearers of larger framed glasses, like me, they sometimes didn’t quite cover the frame underneath. This didn’t affect the way they worked but was just a tiny niggle if you didn’t want your glasses frames to be seen under the JPE’s. I’m not only thrilled this new frame is slightly bigger to accommodate larger frames but I am in love with the design! The usual ones are more of a classic design but these are tying in with trends for bigger sunnies. They will be at a special price launching on Sunday on QVC Extra Channel and that price will hold valid for a week so look out for them. It’s a super offer.

Now, onto that moon-walking I mentioned. What started out 21 years ago as a one-off fundraising event by 13 women who power walked the New York City Marathon in their bras to raise awareness for breast cancer has blossomed into a multi-million pound charity. To date Walk The Walk has raised in excess of £128 million for vital breast cancer causes. Their overnight marathon and half marathon is more widely known as the Moonwalk.

Several of my fellow presenters signed up to do this in previous years. It’s a cause very dear to our hearts after witnessing what our friend and colleague, Alison Keenan, went through after her own breast cancer diagnosis. She has penned a remarkable memoir detailing her personal journey entitled, “A new kind of normal”. As is always normal for Ali there are plenty of smileworthy moments along the way, surprisingly, yet it is a very candid and moving account of what so many women and men endure during this life changing time. I highly recommend getting yourself a copy.

Sadly, I think there’s no family who haven’t been affected by cancer in some way and mine is no different. Several family members of mine have fought it. Some have won and others have lost. It’s something currently affecting two men in the family and, not long ago my mum’s sister, Auntie Joyce, who was successfully treated for breast cancer.

My best gal pal, Mandy, suggested we take part this year and, for some crazy reason, I went and said yes! Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy to be supporting such a cause but at the same time 26 miles/8-10 hours of walking through the night is more than a little daunting. I remind myself that nothing could be quite as daunting as being given a cancer diagnosis. If I can help in some small way then that’s just what I’ll be doing.

I have a page set up for donations. I set a target of £300 not really expecting to hit it thinking I’d make up any shortfall if I didn’t manage it. Well, less than 48 hours after setting up my page the target was reached! Thanks to so many kind-hearted individuals who gave for the sake of others. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Please do not feel under any pressure to donate, however, if you would like to support me then you can find the page here. I’ve raised the target to £500 and I really hope we can make that happen!

In the meantime, please visit https://walkthewalk.org/ to find out where donations go and what you can do to be breast aware whether you are a man or a woman. Cancer does not discriminate. Regular self checks are vital. It can literally be a matter of life or death.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and a HUGE thanks in advance for any potential donations. No matter how small, it’s greatly appreciated.

See you back here in Blogland next week!

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Lots of love,

Catherine xx

6 Comments

  1. Carol Black April 17, 2019 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    Catherine you are a star. Great cause you are supporting

  2. Jillian Mason April 17, 2019 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    Good on ya bab for going on moonwalk and my heart goes out to you and youre family…i lost my beautiful mom rene to cancer 10 yrs ago and i miss her every day…bless you bab x

  3. Fifi April 18, 2019 at 10:31 am -  Reply

    I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in July 2017 and have completed my treatment, but what no-one tells you is that it is never really completed: you will always suffer the after effects of the treatment both physical and emotional, and will have the constant fear of it coming back. And sadly if and when it does come back , it is worse. Which is why we need as much money as possible for research and post treatment care. Thank you to all those doing the walk and those donating.

  4. Amanda Mason April 18, 2019 at 4:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine my sister and her friend will be there with you. Her friend has just finished treatment and has been a complete inspiration she has twins who are 5 and they have kept her going. Have a lot of fun and look our for Julie and Sharon best of luck X X X 🤗

  5. Lisa Ashworth April 29, 2019 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi there 🤗you are by far my favourite presenter, warm, genuine, empathetic and kind. Fantastic charity work-you’ve inspired me to look into doing the next Moonwalk 👍👍💖💐

  6. Helen Cutler May 2, 2019 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Maybe see you at the Moonwalk. In the pink group as well. Such a good cause and as a family we have lost some and some are survivors . 😉 good luck

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