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Jake Berry

Jake's Manchester Half Marathon Run

Total raised


+ £72.50 Gift Aid

34%% Complete
34% of the £1,000.00 target

2018 Manchester Half Marathon

Sun 14 Oct 2018

I am running a half-marathon for Cancer Research UK because I wan't to help beat Cancer

In memory of

Marie - A Mother, A Nan, A Fighter

My Story

Every penny raised will be donated to Cancer Research UK In 2014 there were around 163,000 deaths in the UK from cancer, that's 450 deaths every day. This is a scary statistic and shows a deadly disease that we can't just choose to ignore. Everyone is affected by cancer at some point in their lives. Either through a family member being diagnosed or themselves. A few years ago, I lost my Nan to breast cancer. As a young teenager this had a massive effect on my life. You couldn't imagine it happening to the people you love so much, the people so close. Until it does. I didn't fully understand what cancer meant at the age I was but one thing I did know was sitting opposite my Nan as she struggled to talk, not knowing where she was. It broke my heart. Seeing all her loved ones around her crying not knowing who they were, it's the worst thing feeling in the world. Then it happened, my mother called me and my brother over, sat us down, broke into tears and told us our Nan had passed away from Breast Cancer. This is one of the hardest things to hear at any age, I was a teenager in the early years of high school. My Nan's death hit me hard, I remember crying in school and having my cousin try and cheer me up. My Nan use to come shopping with my brother and my mother often, I remember my mom refusing to buy us sugary foods and my Nan sneaking off to buy them for us, just to see us smile, I remember spending time in her back garden, running around with her dog as she watched and laughed when I couldn't catch up with it, I remember watching my Granddad sing at the local club as my Nan sat there singing along... happy, enjoying life before it got cruelly taken away from her by the disease cancer. All these memories stay close to my heart, to my family heart, her memory will live on forever. I will stay strong for her and continue to fight her battle piece by piece. My Uncle and Granddad have also been diagnosed with cancer and are fighting their battles and I want to support them every step of the way. My girlfriend has lost many people to Cancer and her Nan has recently beaten Cancer proving it's possible, it's a battle that can be won. We are better than cancer, we can beat it together. Cancer can be beaten and with a small donation you can be part of that battle. When I was a child I competed in the race for life event with my family and it was an amazing experience. I felt like I did something to help and I was proud to be part of the fight. I am looking to run my first ever half-marathon in Manchester on 14th October 2018 at 9.00am and I want to run for a reason, I am looking to get sponsored by Cancer Research UK to run and I need to raise £300 to be sponsored in the Half Marathon. £300 is the minimum to get sponsored for this event but I am looking to raise a lot more money. Not just for my family but everyone that has or is affected by cancer. I am looking to take part in many different events to raise money for Cancer Research UK. All donations are welcomed, thank you for reading my story. If you could share this page it would be greatly appreciated!


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