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Barnstaple 5k 2020
30 Aug 2020

Megan's Race for Life

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Megan Brown

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I'm taking part in Race for Life to raise money to beat cancer

Running for Craig and my Dad,both died from cancer in the last few years. Craig as I’m sure you all know battled stage four lung cancer for 10 months before he died in July 2019. My Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour and sadly died 8 months later, in November 2016.

Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 5k to raise money and save lives. Everyone knows someone who has battled cancer but until I experienced this first hand, I never fully realised the profound impact it has on everyone’s lives. Cancer research gave Craig incredible support, he was able to take part in a drugs trial for three months, at a cost of £4000 per box of tablets, we worked out that was £78 per tablet! This definitely gave him more time with us as a family, something to live for and he was very proud that he might be contributing to advancement in treatment for others after he had died.

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. I’m not a ‘runner’ but have been working hard since January to build up my endurance for this 5k. I’m doing this for Craig and Dad, please help me give something back for the support they both received. Ultimately any sponsorship will be used to support other families who are currently on their own nightmare cancer journey.

Megs joins me in running for Race for Life, she’s doing this in memory of her Dad and Grandad. I’m so proud of how she has managed and her determination to keep me company on this 5k, whatever you can give it will motivate us round the course. Let’s turn our tricky few years into something positive and support Cancer Research UK.

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