This Sunday I will be taking part in the ‘Race for Life' and I fully intend to run all the way! Those that know me well would have laughed if I’d suggested the same thing this time last year but it’s amazing how much fitter you can get in 12 months.
While there were many motivations for getting fitter, my inspiration for entering this event is my long-time and dear friend Nicki. We met at school at the age of 4 and are still making each other laugh; her diagnosis and treatment for cancer was a true reminder of how important the precious people in our lives are. I am so grateful that we can still have the opportunity to do ridiculous things (Strictly come Dancing comes to mind) or just get together for a moan (we’re good at that!).
I had just the briefest glimpse into the life of a cancer patient and I was shocked at how brutal Cancer treatment can be. Finding cures and saving lives is always going to be paramount, but we also need more research into kinder treatments and ensuring better post treatment outcomes, both physical and psychological.
1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please donate (no amount is too small!) and I will be forever grateful.
Thank you for reading this and hopefully sponsoring me. Thanks too to my lovely family for their unshakable belief that these (not so young legs) will manage to run 5K and to Matt for pushing me hard (and occasionally being mean) on my quest to get fitter.
Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 5k to raise money and save lives.