It is currently suggested that 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with Cancer during their lifetime. On the 18th January 2013 at the age of 18 I found out one of those people was me. I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma, the most aggressive and dangerous form of skin cancer. I was treated with surgery and although this wasn't easy, it could have been a lot worse.
The hardest part however isn't the physical pain I was put through, but the emotional strain a cancer diagnosis has put on myself and my family. Over 4 years later I still suffer with anxiety and the constant worry that the cancer will return and that one day I may rely on more than surgery to treat my cancer.
On the 23rd September 2017 myself and my best friend (and Maid of Honour!) will be walking a marathon through the streets of London starting during the evening and finishing during the early hours of the morning.
We are raising money to fund research, treatment and support for those affected by skin cancer. I have seen many people in my melanoma support group who have struggled or been unable to raise money for their lifesaving treatment which isn't available on the NHS.
Any donations will be highly appreciated, no matter how small. In return, we promise to complete this marathon with a spring in our step and not moan too much the next day about how much our feet hurt!
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