After last week's blog about my health situation, I was inundated with messages of support and I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone that got in touch. To be honest, it was all a bit overwhelming and your encouragement and clear desire to see me beat this thing has given me an enormous lift. I'm so lucky to have so many amazing friends and family ready to fight my corner.
A lot of you have been asking how you can help out with my 30 before 30 challenge. I've been racking my brains and come up with 5 easy ways to get involved:
1. Make a donation
If you haven't already, please make a donation to my 30 before 30 challenge to help fund the research that is making a difference to the lives of blood cancer patients by visiting my fundraising page.
Every £50 raised will pay for the research nurse needed by a patient to go on one of our life-saving clinical trials. It'll also take me one step closer to me reaching my £30,000 target, ticking another challenge off my list!
2. Spread the word amongst friends & family
Whether it's by tweeting or sharing my Facebook updates, commenting on my blog or good old fashioned word of mouth, help spread awareness about my challenge - it might even help get a few extra pennies coming my way!
3. Join me at Run to the Beat
A great friend of mine, Chris Jones, gave me the idea for this one after he chose to fundraise for my 30 before 30 challenge at this year's London Marathon. Jonesy did a fantastic job raising more than £1000 for the cause. Thank you as always mate for being an absolute rock of a friend.
Follow Jonesy's lead by signing up to run with me at this year's Run to the Beat on 14 September. It's only 10k which means and you've still got plenty of time to get yourself in shape and undoubtedly will end in beers!
4. Take part in Team Jacko at the London Bikeathon
The London Bikeathon is another of my fundraising challenges. Join me and my Dad on 31 August as we attempt to cycle the 52 mile route round the streets of London.
5. Follow me on twitter
If you're on twitter follow my account @mrhappyontherun to help me reach 30,000 twitter followers - another one of my challenges. If you're already following me, don't forget to re-tweet and share tweets about the challenge to help spread the word!
On my part, I'm doing everything I can to complete the challenges. I've ticked 7 off already and am looking to tick a few more off my list in the next few weeks including a week of fasting and the man v food challenge.
If you're new to the blog or want to know about other ways to help, check out my fundraising page for a full list of my challenges and to get a flavour of what I've done so far!