In 2014 I set myself a big challenge: to run 3 marathons for Macmillan Cancer Support. Unfortunately, injury meant that I could only complete 2 of my planned marathons, so with “unfinished business” to attend to, I’m continuing my challenge into 2015.
This year I will be running the Paris Marathon in April, cycling in the Etape Caledonia in May, then rounding off the early part of the year with a multi-race challenge at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival – 5k, 10k, half marathon and the final leg of the Hairy Haggis Relay.
Why do I support Macmillan?
Macmillan continues to play 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 want to do my bit to help make a difference.
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. By setting myself a physical challenge and taking part in endurance events, I am doing what I can to make a difference.
I wrote last year about why it is so important to me to raise funds for a cancer charity, and that motivation remains unchanged, so in memory of my gran, papa and father-in-law, my fundraising mission continues.
If you would like to help, you can make a secure donation via JustGiving by clicking here or by following the link below.
Thank you for you continued support
The Running Princess