Cancer research has always been one of the charities I’ve tried to support when I can - Cancer has affected my family and friends in the past.
My daughter has wanted to do a pretty muddy race since we found out about them, and now she’s old enough we were always planning to look at one this year.
But towards the end of 2017 we found out more about how cancer works, how cancer affects people, when my mum found out she had cancer.
A routine test, a tiny tumour miraculously found, initially looking like it would be fairly simple. More tests found additional cancer, with the tiny initial tumour shedding cells to spread as fast as it could, do as much damage as it could. Date for operation scheduled. Anaesthesiologists wanted to delay the procedure, but were told delaying wasn’t an option, so a team of 5 of them looked after her throughout to ensure she was ok.
My mum got the all clear early this year, two months from diagnosis. We are extremely lucky. The initial test, early detection, fast responses, the way the team have looked after her, everything.
One cancer story, so many more stories out there.
The tests in place now, the teams in place now mean that there is so much more help, so much more that can be done when cancer strikes.
My daughter and I will scramble around on our pretty muddy course. We’ll have fun doing it too. But we will never ever forget why we are doing it. Why the races are put on. Why people sign up and volunteer at them every year. What the money raised goes towards.
Helping to support people.
Helping people to fight.
Helping people to face their fears and the challenges in front of them.
We will run, walk and climb over obstacles on a course. People out there have other obstacles to climb. They are our heroes.
Please support this charity, and all they do to take on and defeat cancer. Please.
Anything you can give is very much appreciated.