Flying more than the Cherish flag at Everest Base Camp
When the Cherish Trek reaches Everest Base Camp, we’ll be flying the flag for gynaecological cancer research. But that’s not all. In my backpack, I’ll have a bundle of prayer flags. These flags will carry the names of very special people – the people who have supported my Cherish Base Camp trek campaign by donating to the cause.
Our plan is to hang these flags at Base Camp one fine, sunny and windy morning in April.
I’ve always thought these colourful flags carried prayers on the wind to the gods. Turns out that prayer flags spread compassion and goodwill. If the flags are hung in high places, they carry these blessings to all beings.
A lot like our research, which aims to develop more compassionate ways to treat women with gynaecological cancer around the world.
If you’re concerned about people continually hanging up new flags, this might bring you some peace. Apparently, the renewal of prayer flags symbolises the welcoming of life’s changes and acknowledges we are all part of something greater than ourselves.
Please hurry if you’d like to donate to the Cherish Trek. Tell me if you are donating in honour of someone else, and we’ll add their name to the prayer flag. Anyone who has donated to date will get their name (or the person to be honoured) on a prayer flag.