6 months ago I lost my husband Chris to cancer. Many of my friends and colleagues have also had their lives forever altered by the ravages of this devastating disease. A lifelong couch potato, I started running in early April as a way of helping me to come to terms with the deadly blow dealt to Chris and our family. Nobody was more surprised than I to find that running DOES help and I sometimes enjoy it! What better way to give back to and show appreciation for those who tenderly and expertly helped us through the nightmare of a journey we were on, than to use my new-found fitness to raise money for such an important charity, whose work will help all of us in one way or another in our lifetimes.
Cancer doesn't discriminate. Cancer is brutal. Cancer is happening right now. I'm taking part in a Race for Life Pretty Muddy to raise money and save lives.
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.