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Portsmouth 10K 2017
9 Jul 2017

10K Race For Life to Beat Cancer

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Charlotte Markham

Total raised

£345.00

+ £86.25 Gift Aid

69 Complete
69% of £500.00 target
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014

Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 10k on the 9th July 2017 to raise money and save lives.

This will be my second race for life - being a cancer survivor myself, I realise the importance of fund raising for vital research to find a cure for this deadly disease, so please give whatever you can, it all helps. Thank you. xx

My Story......I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2014 - I found a lump whilst I was still breast feeding my daughter and with my family history of cancer I knew it was best not to delay, so went straight off to my doctor who referred me to the cancer clinic in Portsmouth - after several biopsies and other tests and scans I was diagnosed with an Invasive ductile carcinoma - after a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and then radiotherapy, I finally finished my treatment in June 2015. I am now on Tamoxifen for the next 9+ years which is an anti cancer drug which strips oestrogen from my body - thereby stopping another oestrogen receptor positive cancer returning and has launched me into an early menopause. I was so thankful to have survived cancer and the treatment that I decided to completely change my lifestyle, eat healthy and get fit - I got myself a personal trainer in August and I joined Slimming World in September 2015 (1 year after my cancer diagnosis) and despite being told I would struggle to lose weight I had lost 3.5 stone by April 2016. In July that year I ran my first Races for Life 10k & 5K raising £900 for cancer research. I then did the Great South Run 10 Miles in October of that year raising another £450, this time for MND. Since being a cancer survivor I have found a new passion in running and hope to be able use it to raise lots of money this year for cancer research and other charities, I would be so grateful for your help. xx

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Beverly Briggs

2017-09-27T16:12:10+00:00

£100.00

+£25.00 Gift Aid

Belated congratulations - better late than never! Bro and Bev x

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Rosemary Briggs

2017-07-21T15:00:49+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

Very well done, Charlotte. Sorry this is a bit late but here is our contribution. Much love Daddy and Rosie

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Annette Bartlett

2017-07-04T17:58:03+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

You are an inspirational lady Charlotte - good luck on the day
xx

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Alex Oakley

2017-07-04T15:41:10+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Charlotte! X

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Natalie March

2017-07-03T23:52:21+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck x

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Diana Morgan

2017-06-30T09:57:30+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Keep on running, Charlotte!

Total raised£345.00

Online£345.00

Offline£0.00

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