Cancer affects so many families.
My Sister was diagnosed with cancer in 2000 and my Aunt underwent surgery for cancer in 2011.
They are the lucky survivors.
Sadly, my Mum was not.
She was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in May 2016 and died just a few months later in August.
As a past veteran of the Race For Life Events, I was looking for a new challenge.
Having decided I'm more one of life's walkers than runners, this event looked appealing.
Knowing I could still achieve the month target even if I had an 'off' day (or days!) sealed the deal.
So trainers at the ready... I'm off.
This one's for you Mum in memory of your great courage and inspiration.