Aylesbury 5k 2018
13 May 2018

Catherine's Race for Life

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Catherine Santamaria

Total raised


+ £235.00 Gift Aid

1315 Complete
1315% of £100.00 target

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For me, for my mother in law Sandra Santamaria, for all of us.

As you probably know, I underwent surgery and chemo in 2017 having been diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer aged 39. My mother in law Sandra was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in Aug 2017 and passed away in March 2018, aged 73. Age doesn’t matter when it comes to cancer. The stat that 1 in 2 of us will get cancer seemed unbelievable last year; now it’s all too real for us.

I know 5k isn’t much, but when I finished chemo in November 2017 it isn’t much of an exaggeration to say I was crawling around the house. I started the couch 2 5k programme in January and much to my own astonishment really enjoyed it and have carried on running. My aim is to run the course is under 40 minutes - not fast I know, but a big milestone for me.

Thank you for reading - please donate if you can so the clever science people can carry on working out how to beat this disease as soon as possible.

Latest updates


Maria Popovic



Sorry it’s taken so long but better late than never 😊


Sarah Jones



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Better late than never! Well done, you are an inspiration x


Lisa Panford



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Amazing job Catherine!


sophie Bell



+£3.75 Gift Aid

Well done Catherine on all counts. Running and beating cancer 👍👍xx





+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done, Catherine. Maisie.


Gwyn Evans



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Bit late sorry Catherine but better late than never and well done

Total raised£1,315.00



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