Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 5k to raise money and save lives.
1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and with statistics like this it is likely to affect most families....one of those families being mine.
Firstly my Grandma....she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 40's. Not only did this take her life at such a young age, it left my dad without a mum at the age of 11 and means we never had the pleasure of meeting her. If my dad is anything like her i'm certain she would have been a fabulous Grandma.
Secondly....my Granny was diagnosed with bowel cancer a couple of years ago. Luckily she was able to have surgery, which may have changed her life slightly but she is still with us today at the brilliant age of 82.
There are around 50 years between these two stories and they do highlight how research into cancer has helped to improve early diagnosis and treatments for patients with cancer.
Not only has my family been affected buy cancer, but I am also aware of other people who have been affected by this awful disease. Cancer does not care who it hurts. Whether you have lost a loved one to cancer or have survived cancer; one thing is certain...it changes your life. The only way to beat cancer is to move forward with ongoing research, in the hope that one day we may find a cure.
Every single pound donated makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so if you can spare £1 or £10 I would greatly appreciate your donations.
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