Wow, so I’ve set a massive physical and emotional challenge to myself! I’m not really a runner, but get so inspired every year watching the marathon, that I thought I’d apply to run for Cancer Research and go from there. They have so many applicants apply that I didn’t think I had much chance. But I got the email back in August to say I had been chosen and then my marathon journey starts! Thousands apply and they have a sports team to hand select all the applications and only 200 were chosen and little me was one of them! Gulp...
As some of you know, I lost my Dad when I was 6 and he was 44, sadly I don’t remember many things about him, but little things like sitting outside listening to the birds with him and him carrying me upstairs on a ladder to show me my bedroom that he was building for us. The family home is so precious to us as he built it, but sadly didn’t see the finished product. I still remember the day that happened and laying on my bed thinking I’ll never see him again was heartbreaking. When Sienna turned 6 it was a big emotion for me as seeing how little she was and that was the age when he passed away.
Several years later, we sadly were touched by this disease again and lost my dear Mum to it when she had just turned 51, and I was 20. She had got me settled for my first year at university and then I went home for Mother’s Day as a surprise and she then lost her fight to it. It was as if she had waited til we were all around her and at home. I have never been the same person since that day, as part of you goes too. She was just the most amazing mum and I cherish those memories dearly.
My dear brother then got diagnosed, but he’s one of the success stories and I am forever grateful that he is still here to annoy me 🤣 He inspires me every day and never gave up hope and got me through some tough old days.
So I’m running this for everyone who has been touched by it, the people going through it now, the ones that lost the fight to it and the hope that more research will prevent more and more of us being affected in the future.
I have started my training and it’s hard, but I will do it.
If you could sponsor me some money for this amazing charity, I will be so so grateful and it will mean the world to me.
I will update on how my progress is going and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. It means so much.
All my love,
Cancer is happening right now, which is why I’m raising money for Cancer Research UK. There’s no time to lose! Donate to my page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.