Race For Life - Banu's first 5k
+ £72.50 Gift Aid
Sun 26 Jul 2020
Hello all! I've posted a fair bit on Facebook these last months and I think most people know what the last few months have been like for me: I started my new job as Respiratory Consultant right as COVID-19 hit the UK full-force. We've all been through the stresses of lockdown together, and I've had my share of personal losses. Coupled with the intensity of what was happening at work and elsewhere it really has been a shit few months. So I managed it by running. Couch to 5k (not 5 cakes, though did consider!). And now I'm nearly there, I wanted to give back to something worthwhie. Most people know I'm a doctor, fewer know I'm also a Cancer researcher (still plodding away at that PhD...). With the devastation brought by COVID-19, the collateral has unavoidably been the management and research into other diseases. As a CRUK Clinical Fellow, funding enabled me to take my lung cancer research project to fruition, an opportunity I would not have had otherwise. The impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Research is devastating - good projects, potentially life saving work has had its funding cut. I know times are tough right now for many and may be tougher yet, but anything you can spare is appreciated. Thank you so much! Banu Ps: There will most definitely be cake eating afterwards... 🤣 -------------------------- Though our lives may seem to be on hold at the moment, there is one thing that hasn’t stopped and that’s cancer. To make sure people get the support they need during these unprecedented times, I'll be taking part in the Race for Life at Home. Every pound you can donate will go towards Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking work, so please donate to my Giving Page today! If you’d like to join the Race for Life at Home community, then sign up at raceforlife.org/athome We might be apart, but we’re doing this together.
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