Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 10k to raise money and save lives.
Growing up you always think uncles are like mountains, strong and unmovable, that illusion shattered when my uncle, Trevor, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at just 51 and died a short time later in 2009 and then my uncle, Jim, one of the strongest men I have known, died in July 2019 after a long battle with cancer. No matter how strong, fit or healthy people are, cancer doesn't care. I am taking on this challenge in memory of them both but also not forgetting those friends who have fought and won the battle or are battling right now. Time for me to kick cancer's butt! It's done enough damage to my family.
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.