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 will be affected by cancer in some way, unfortunately some more than others. Our family has had a tough few years because of it, so I thought it was about time I got off my backside and tried to do something to help.
We lost my Dad in July 2018, 4 days before my 27th birthday. He was diagnosed with mouth cancer in July 2017 at the age of 66, and following surgery was cancer free by August. Unfortunately, in April 2018 we were told that the cancer was back in his neck and nothing could be done.
Just over two years later we had the devastating news that my Mum had advanced small cell lung cancer. Whilst not curable, she is currently undergoing radical treatment of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, whilst in the midst of a pandemic!
Anyone who knows me will know how much I hate any form of exercise, so committing to a 5k seems like pure madness, but here we are!
We are just one of so many families who are deeply affected by cancer. The work that Cancer Research carry out is so valuable, so anything you can donate will make a difference.
With all the love and thanks! ❤️