On the 17th of October 2021 (unless Corona Virus has any other ideas), I will be running the Paris Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK.
It has been a goal of mine for some time now to run a marathon, and I am very excited to be lucky enough to do this in Paris.
As well as reaching a huge personal goal for myself, I will be completing the 26.2-mile race to raise money for Cancer Research UK. 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. However, thanks to state-of-the-art research and cutting-edge technologies developed by charities like Cancer Research UK, survival rates are now at an all-time high.
So many people, myself included, know someone in their life who has been affected by cancer, so it is critical that charitable causes like Cancer Research UK continue to receive funds, and I am delighted to be able to contribute to that!
Here are some interesting facts on how your donations could make a real difference:
• £50 could fund one cancer information nurse for two hours, offering confidential support to people affected by cancer.
• £100 could fund a trial for a day, testing a new surgical tool that can detect tumour or healthy tissue in real-time as it cuts.
• £350 could fund a trial for one day, looking for the best combination and dose of chemotherapy drugs to treat leukaemia.
• £500 could fund a lab technician for one week.
• £1000 could fund the Add-Aspirin trial for one day, to find out whether aspirin could be used to stop cancer coming back after treatment.
Any donations, big or small, make a huge impact. So please, dig deep and donate as much as you are able, it really will make a difference.
Thank you for your support.
Let the countdown to race day begin…