Sunday 26 July 2015

#RaceForLife. Together we are Stronger.

Today I got all emotional as I stood on the start line for our local Race For Life. Despite the relentless rain, the atmosphere was jovial and super friendly, and as I looked around at all the other ladies who had turned up this morning to run or walk 5 or 10k, I felt like I was the only one having to choke back a tear.
The numbers show research has helped immensely; there is still work to do though.
The positivity from all those signed up, and from the spectators, shone through, but just looking at the sheer numbers there definitely struck home what a deadly attacker we have in our midst. So many are affected by cancer, and it's the job of all of us to do what we can to fight it. It didn't feel like I was doing much, but at least I was doing something. It's affected my family of course, just as it has affected most families; we can't just lay down. We have to stand up to it.

I was very pleased to see this sign....
'Roar' by Katy Perry has become the unofficial anthem amongst PDA mums, and I imagine that Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' has a similar effect for those battling Cancer. I think we all need an extra bit of motivation from time to time, and music definitely helps with that. What also helps though, as in every walk of life, is money. Money for research, so that we can work out a way to stop this.

At the same time as supporting Cancer Research UK, I'd like to mention the wonderful Macmillan Nurses, who also help so many. Maybe if you have any amount you can give, you could split it between the two charities? 

My link is just one way to send money but it really doesn't matter how it gets there. It's also important to keep talking and sharing.

Those pink dots the other side of the lake were ahead of me, but only just...

#RaceForLife done.

I'm not a runner, but I may* do it again.

(*notice how I am not committing myself there...)