Follow the Linstead Family in their Walk Across England To Fight Stomach Cancer
The trek begins in St. Bees on August 5 with arrival at their final destination of Robins Hood Bay on August 18, 2011
Video Story 220 Miles, 14 Days, No Stomach
Edwards man gave up stomach to avoid cancer
And they’re off!
Wednesday, August 17 (or is it Thursday over there?)
Camden: Well my 200+ mile trek just ended a few hours ago….and i’m still in one piece….so what do I do now….go back the other way? hhhmmmmm…..no thank you!
Christopher: Well… made it to Robin Hood’s Bay today. 200 miles. so. anyone for a walk across the U.S.?
Paul Charles: WE DID IT. 200 miles and many blisters later, Karen and I along with my beautiful family have completed the Coast to Coast walk. What an experience and a fantastic welcome home from our loved ones who couldnt make the walk. A massive THANKYOU to all who made this possible and who pledged their money for our cause XX
Sunday, August 14
NSFC hasn’t been able to receive reports from the walkers – communication has been just one of their challenges. Andrew Linstead reports that he returned from a few days of walking with Camden, Christopher and others. They expect to finish the coast to coast by Thursday. Andrew said, “It is tough for them heavy rain thick fog every day in the Lake District. These guys have done an incredible job. Watching them makes me incredibly proud.”
Kia Kaha…Be Strong Hearted! to all of the walkers, and especially to Camden and the others who literally have NO STOMACH FOR CANCER!
Monday, August 8
Camden: SOOOOOO….out in the middle of England right now. Thought I would be able to blog each day, but it turns out that when you are in the middle of no where, internet connection isn’t that easy to get!!! 4 days in. I will end up posting pics and videos at the end of the trek!
Christopher: Hello world!!! walks going great! 4 days in and we are currently in Shap. had some difficult walks these past 2 days and got lost even!! haha we’ve had some issues. but its been amazing! amazing views and cant wait to put up some of my pictures!
Thursday, August 4
Christopher (NSFC FB): Made it to England yesterday. long flight with delays for about 4 hours. getting everything settled, did an interview and video for local news this morning and then driving to the coast so we can start off from St. Bees tomorrow morning! can’t wait to get started!!
Jonathan: Starting the coast to coast walk in the morning, my Dad and cousin Camden are doing the 192 mile journey without a stomach between them. They are inspirational, I’m proud to be a Linstead.
Camden: Here we go!!!
Camden: Heading to the Irish sea today to prep for the start of the hike tomorrow. Extended forecast in the area….rain storms and hail storms…while doing a 3500 ft ascent…..perfect….bring it on!
Christopher: omg. they have icecream trucks in england!!!!!!!
Christopher: well. we are off to the coast today. tomorrow we start! some nice gentle slopes to start. a hailstorm or two. its all good on an english hike!
Wednesday, August 3
Christopher: I’m in England. Rock walls, driving on the opposite side of the road, cars parked everywhere on the sidewalk, and sheep…. I LOVE IT!!!! after a nice long flight and lots of delays it is soooooo nice to finally be here! now just a day or two and we begin our walk!
Paul Charles: Our family from over the pond have arrived. Let the walking commence
Camden: 18hrs of flying done, finally made it to the Linstead clan in Manchester. Couple news interviews tomorrow morning and then off to the coast to start the trek!
Tuesday, August 2
Camden: Ohare just shut down due to weather….mmmmm this could be a long nite stuck on this plane on the tarmac
Christopher: On the way to the airport! here we come England!!! Smile=)itsfree!
Adam Dodson: The coast to coast walk is in a matter of days now & the news has hit the US papers as well as UK papers and UK news. So proud!
Monday, August 1
Andrew: So proud of my family. This article details the experience of what my family has been fighting.
Camden Linstead takes Strides to Raise Awareness and Money to Fight Stomach Cancer
Camden Linstead and his brother, Christopher Lance, of Peoria, IL are traveling to the UK on August 2, 2011 to join other family members and friends on a 200+ mile trek across England to raise awareness about stomach cancer, and to raise funds for No Stomach For Cancer, Inc.
The Linstead family is affected by Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC), caused by a genetic trait which predisposes them to this deadly type of stomach cancer.
Camden, age 25, underwent a total gastrectomy in July of 2010 at age 24, having his stomach completely removed due to a gene mutation that puts him at high risk of developing this disease. He lost his father, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother to HDGC. Another brother, uncle, aunt and cousin have all had the same life saving surgery.
From the Irish Sea to the North Sea, the coast to coast trek will take about 14 solid days to complete and begins in St Bee’s on August 5, 2011. The route leads them to their final destination of Robin Hoods Bay on August 18, 2011.
Stay tuned for the full story, and watch for updates as we follow the group from afar! Please support this amazing effort by donating directly on the NO STOMACH FOR CANCER DONATE page (note Walk Across England) or visit Camden’s fundraising page.