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2020 Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon
8 Mar 2020

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Freddie's Giving Page

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Freddie Bartlett Evans

Total raised

£3,669.00

+ £686.00 Gift Aid

366 Complete
366% of £1,000.00 target
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Why Cancer research is important to me

In memory of

Howard Delmonte

In the middle of my A-levels, my life was turned upside down by my Dad being diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumour. Following emergency surgery, Dad underwent intensive chemo and radiotherapy. Dad loved life to bits and fought on for 2 years following his diagnosis, and twice outlived his expected prognosis.

In the middle of the nightmare, whilst Dad was in a care-home, my mum - Annie - got diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer had already attempted to destroy half of my family life, and now I saw it trying to fuck up the other half. Annie underwent surgery, and thankfully had the tumours completely removed.

Cancer is a strange thing. I’ve seen people I’ve looked up to my entire life suddenly in positions that are completely out of their control.
The man who taught me everything I know about people, love and making the most out of life, I ended up having to feed with a spoon. I saw my successful, organised and ridiculously intelligent mum grappling with her own mortality.
It is both an awful, degenerative and depressing disease but also a strange reminder of the many things none of us can control.

This is why Cancer Research funding is important, and fundamentally important to me.
When I was 18, despite him still going on to live for another 2 years, I already knew my Dad was going to die because there are no known ‘cures’ to a glioblastoma.
And if it wasn’t for the amount of money and research that had already gone into stopping cancer, I could have lost my mum too.

I’m running my first half marathon, about a year after Annie was diagnosed and 9 months after my Dad passed away, and will be running as fast as I can for both of them (aiming to do it in sub 1:40). If me not running it isn’t that impressive, just remember Annie herself is running it too, a year after her diagnosis the fucking legend. PLEASE give all you can.

Cancer is an awful disease, so let's do some good.

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Lois Evans

2020-03-15T15:17:14+00:00

£50.00

Feel like Howard was there cheering you on Freddie! A great way to remember your dad, he would be so proud of you! Well done.

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Anonymous

2020-03-12T13:10:03+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid
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Celia Grace

2020-03-09T06:33:39+00:00

£25.00

+£6.25 Gift Aid

Bit late but well done!

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Smadar Bunzl

2020-03-08T22:47:46+00:00

£54.00

+£13.50 Gift Aid

Respect

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Seb

2020-03-08T22:15:54+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Solid time freddo, big props x sorry this coming a bit late

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Amy Walpole

2020-03-08T19:04:03+00:00

£10.00

Huge congrats on the run! Sending heaps of love

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Offline£100.00

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