Unfortunately due to Coronavirus, what would have been my 15th year in a row of Race for Life has been cancelled. Despite this, I determined more than ever to still raise money for this brilliant cause. I know times are hard and understand the financial difficulties some of us may face so I shall only ask for you to do what you can. Perhaps donate your beer money that you would have otherwise spend on a pint at the pub? Thank you to those who have already kindly donated, it means a lot. The race for life is an emotional event for me as it allow me a chance to reflect on my experiences with cancer and gives me the opportunity to do my bit for those who need it.
In March 2020, I lost one of the strongest, kindest members of the family. My grandad had fought his long, hard battle and unfortunately it got the better of him. He was a wonderful man, loved by many and always had the best stories to tell. His memories will live on. As cancer takes more of my loved ones, it makes me more determined than ever to end it. To find a cure that works. To find better ways of dealing with it. Even help other families who have gone through similar to me. I so sick of this disease taking so many amazing lives. Often too young.
Maria, my mum, was the most beautiful, brave and selfless women I can only hope to be half as amazing as. After a long time of suffering, unfortunately she lost her battle to breast cancer back in 2006. This is all for her. Eveything I do is for her. And I want to do all I can to make cancer vanish so the reality in the future is that people don't have to go through what she did. I will never forget what an inspiration she was to me and so many others. This year I want to continue to raise as much money as we can in order to stop cancer.
1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now. We need to change these statistics. Improve peoples chances. Come up with better solutions. End cancer.