2014 is set to be my biggest year of running yet as I take on a whole new challenge.
To raise valuable funds for MacMillan Cancer Support, I will be taking on 3 full marathons (Paris in April, Edinburgh in May and Loch Ness in September) as well as 2 half marathons (Rock ‘n’ Roll Edinburgh in June and the Scottish Half in September) as well as various other shorter races.
MacMillan plays a vital role in helping to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Sadly, more and more of us are finding ourselves in need of that support and by 2030 it is expected that 4 million of us will be living with or beyond cancer. This means that the need for MacMillan’s work will increase dramatically. With as much as 98% of their income coming from voluntary giving and fundraising, I have decided to help make a difference by raising as much as I can through my running endeavours in 2014.
Just £25 will help to fund a MacMillan nurse for an hour to help patients and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support that prevents people feeling like they’re facing cancer alone. 2 million people are living with cancer right now and statistically 1 in 3 of us will get cancer during our lifetimes. We are all affected but we can also all help. My challenge in 2014 is one way I feel I can help.
I wrote more fully about my reasons for taking on this challenge here and will be keeping the blog updated with my progress throughout the year.
If you would like to help, you can make a secure donation via my JustGiving page here or by following the link below.
Thank you for your support.