This year I am running (well, walking with the occasional jog) the Race for Life. In 2013, my mum and I ran the race in memory of a dear family friend who lost her battle to cancer. In the following years, my gran (who sadly passed away in 2017) and many friends and their families have been affected by Cancer. In memory and in healing, I run for all those who have fought or are fighting this battle.
But this year, I will mostly be running for my warrior of a woman, mum. Less than a year ago, my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. I quote the consultant 'Well Lesley, to put it straight, your breast is trying to kill you'. Fast forward to now, and she is one boob less and stronger than ever. She has been very lucky, and it is thanks to research and understanding that we are living in an era where we understand cancer and how to treat it more than ever before.
The latest evidence suggests 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 if you can. Whatever you are able to donate is so greatly appreciated.