In March shortly before lockdown begun, my grandad Brian got the all clear after being tested for cancer. While we were relieved, we had another thing to worry about him getting, the dreaded coronavirus.
For around two months grandad shielded alone, his spirits kept up with texts and video chats from loved ones, however we had no idea that coronavirus was the least of our worries. In May he was taken to hospital very ill, and we found out he had stage 4 liver cancer. We took care of him the best we could but on July 4th he passed away surrounded by his family and his partner Denise.
Whilst he lived a full life I can't help but wonder if he would still be here if he had been diagnosed sooner, and that is why I am running the Very 2020 Race for Life on September 26th. I hope to raise funds for cancer research, to improve diagnosis methods and to hopefully find a cure someday.
After a year where vital cancer trials have been delayed, the Race for Life is more important than ever.
That's why I'll be taking part in a Very 2020 Race for Life. Every pound you can donate will go towards Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking work, so please sponsor me today!
If you’d like to join the Very 2020 Race for Life community, then sign up at raceforlife.org/2020
We won’t let 2020 stop us.