Race For Life

Every year women don the pink and run, walk, dance 5k and 10k to raise money for Cancer Research UK. This year I’ll be one of them. I thought it might be an idea to tell you my motivation behind this move!

This year, on 22nd June at 10am in Cardiff, I’ll be running 10k to help fight cancer.

Now I haven’t been diagnosed with cancer, and nor has my immediate family, and I thank God for that, I really do. But my friends haven’t been as fortunate.

My best friend discovered last year that their dad had a brain tumour. Unfortunately there’s no cure. He’s currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I can’t begin to understand how hard this is for him, but I do have an insight to just how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be on the family. My friend’s world has been turned on it’s head.

Every year I hear the words ‘Race for Life’ and I am genuinely impressed that people do it. It’s a phenomenal cause. With the news only weeks ago that a baby was cured of HIV it really makes me feel hopeful that one day we will be able to eradicate these horrible diseases, that don’t only take the lives of the sufferers, but the lives of those who care about them.

As well as the motivation to get fit and (finally!) use my gym membership, I want cancer to know that I’m not chasing it down for myself. I’m chasing it down for my best friend and their family. It’s not fair that anyone should suffer this way, and it’s time we put a stop to it.

I’ll be posting a training diary, so you can all laugh yourselves silly. I am so unfit, it’s hysterical.

Get a laugh out of it, and give to a good cause… click here to donate!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m glad that you have not been diagnosed with cancer – that’s great. However in regards to your friends, I am working on a book project where I would like people to contribute from the perspective of a caregiver. If you or anyone you know are interested, please let me know. (The book will also deal with those with benign tumors and those with cancer). Stay well 🙂

    1. amyegsmith says:

      I will pass on the message. 🙂

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