Every year, around 32,800 people in London are diagnosed with cancer. Meet our inspirational runners who are standing up to cancer by overcoming their winter challenges whilst fundraising at the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. They truly are too bold to be cold!
Read on for our inspirational runners’ stories…
“My sister Natasha passed away on 22nd January 2017 after a 5-year battle with stage 4/metastatic breast cancer, 1 day after her 35th birthday. She leaves behind two beautiful kids, Tyler aged 11 and Alexa aged 6. I will be thinking of her all the way, and each time I want to stop I will remember her smiling down and remember when she crossed that same finish line”.
“In 2008 I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, I was treated and recovered later that year. After receiving so much support from Cancer Research UK since my diagnosis, I felt that I had to give something back. The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run has inspired me to run regularly despite my history and just turning 70. Cancer Research UK really is a fantastic organisation, they helped saved my life.”
“My hero, my Dad passed away in September 2016. He was full of life, happy, placid and content. He was loved by so many people including his family, his children and his grandchildren, he really was a social butterfly. I’m running the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run for my Dad and for all of the people who have lost their Dads, Mums, partners, brothers, sisters, children and friends. If I can contribute into raising money for vital research, I will feel that out of all the bad, some good has been done.”
“After completely 1000 steps to walk all over cancer I’ve now signed up to my first 10k, the Cancer Research UK London Winter 2018. I’m doing this event for my mum who passed away from lung cancer in 2008 and my friend Bethan who is currently going through her first round of chemotherapy. Bethan’s positive attitude has inspired me to keep fit. If she can get through her treatment with a smile on her face, I can cross the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run finish line”.
Join your fellow Cancer Research UK London Winter Runners and help freeze cancer in its tracks this winter. Are you too bold to be cold? Start your fundraising page here.