Cancer is happening right now and it effects so many of us around the world. I Unfortunately lost two very special men to cancer, both at very different times in my life and neither one of them was any easier. When I eight when I lost my Gampy. Everything was all a bit confusing and I didn't really understand what was going on, only that I missed him terribly and that our time together was cut short. Ten years later I then lost my Uncle to cancer also and I think this hit me in a different way as I was older and I did understand a bit more but neither one of them was easy.
I miss them both everyday and wish they both could see me perform, graduate, get married and of course go down the pub for a pint! I think we all cope with grieving in different ways but I think for me doing something active like race for life that I know is going to make a difference to others makes me feel less angry and upset and more positive that their memories can live on and help others, and if I can do that why wouldn't I!
Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Your support, through events like the Race for Life, is what helps continue our ground-breaking work to see more people surviving cancer.
Cancer Research UK are world leaders in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We receive no government funding for our research; we rely on the funds raised by fantastic people like you.
On Sunday the 30th of June I will be running the Race for Life 5K on the downs, and would really appreciate any donations to keep this groundbreaking research going and help to create more tomorrows for more people
So this race I for you Uncle Steve and Gampy I miss and love you both so much and I know you will both be watching me, probably laughing that I have Actually entered a run! I have such amazing memories with you both that I will cherish forever! Hope I make you both proud, Love you both always!xxxxx