About me and why I’m doing this.


Hi, I’m Monique.

I will be taking part in the 2013 Cycle for Girls to raise money for Plan. I have long supported Plan through child sponsorship and believe they do make a difference.

In 2011 I was diagnosed with early breast cancer, my little daughter was nearly 1 year old. I spent most of the year having treatment and getting over the treatment whilst also caring for my daughter and trying to keep life as normal as possible. I consider myself to be very lucky, I was very supported by my husband, my family, friends and members of the medical profession. And now I am well and ready to take on a challenge of my own choosing.

When I heard about the Cycle for Girls I thought it sounded like a fantastic thing to take part in for many reasons. I see that change is needed for girls and it would be great to be part of making change happen. Physically I am back to normal, but like a lot of people wouldn’t mind being a bit fitter! Seeing Vietnam and Cambodia by bike sounds like a good way to travel to two countries I may never have the chance to visit otherwise, whilst raising awareness for Plan and the Because I am a Girl program.

I have a lot of fundraising to do as I must raise at least $3,000, but have set my target as $5,000 (which will go to Plan for this campaign.) I have never done anything like this before, so although the training and riding will be a challenge, so is the fundraising!

Best wishes,

  One Response to “About me and why I’m doing this.”

  1. Woo Hoo!! What an adventure. I’m excited for you sis and really keen to see pics of your journey soon. What a great cause. Suz and I will be donating and subscribing to your updates. As usual, you are an inspiration! Good luck and have FUN!! Love, Marcus.

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