I recently received a message to say that my sponsorship page for the Race for Life 2011 had closed. We raised a record £224.00 this year and I had to keep increasing my target each time we exceeded it!
Thank you so much to the people that donated, including my parents, family, friends and colleagues.
I’d also like to thank the following bloggers who donated and thus earned a free month’s advertising on Emm in London for their blogs:
Josep from Secret Forest
Steve from bethere2day
Karen from AVCr8teur's Photo Blog
I have taken part in the Race for Life every year since 2008. It is always an emotionally charged event as this is specifically a race to raise funds for cancer research. My father was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and through a combination of surgery, chemo and radiation therapy, he seems to have beaten it. Last Monday, on the fifth anniversary of his diagnosis, he went for a CT scan and received the all clear. I can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am for that.
But for every success story, there are many more people that cancer takes from us every year. In the past ten years, all of us have lost more parents, friends and family to cancer than we care to count and I know that I will carry on walking for a cure until cancer is beaten.
Who knows, maybe by next year I’ll finally be fit enough to run the 10 km? The 5 km was literally a walk in the park this year!