At the beginning of the year, my partners sister Sarah was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of 23 and on the 18th March 2017, she lost her battle. Sarah was a courageously strong and positive person who has left a huge gap in my boyfriend and his families lives, including my own. I originally signed up for this to show my support to her recovery, ready to meet her at the finish line when I got there, but I will now do it with her memory close to my heart and to support those who still have the chance to fight this terrible illness.
Through her chemotherapy in past months, I have been able to see first hand how important charities are in supporting cancer patients, their families and the research to beat this illness that effects so many. So please help me honour her name and make a change.