Saturday, June 02, 2012

Race for life

Tomorrow I will be taking part in my 3rd race for life. For anyone who is not familiar with the event, it's a women only 5 km run/walk event to support Cancer Research, one of the leading UK cancer charities. They support people with cancer and are one of the leading researchers into Cancer treatment. I use their resources a lot at work so it's a cause close to my heart. I spend my work day talking to patients with cancer and their families about their treatment and there is still so much need for support out there plus far too many people still lose their fight against cancer.

If you would like to donate, I have an online fund raising page at Race for life

I find it an emotional day to take part in. The runners/walkers all wear signs on their backs with who they are running for. I find myself thinking about family that I've lost to cancer - my Grandpa, Uncle Chris, my sister's FIL Bill, those who are still fighting - My uncle Donald and aunt Joyce and all patients I've nursed over the past 19 years. Certain patients are in my thoughts more than others and several patients that I was supporting through their treatment have lost their fight recently will be amongst them.

As the Cancer research slogan says - it's all of us vs cancer.

1 comment:

stitcheranon said...

Thank you.

Thanks to you and many others like you, the research into cancer has led to tailor made treatments, amazing chemotherapy drugs, even better drugs for chemotherapy side effects lol, radiotherapy drugs and even tamoxifen which will hopefully stop it coming back.
Thanks to amazing people like you, I should hopefully get to live to see my 11 year old son reach adulthood which is all I can ask for. Thank you xx