Saturday, 12 October 2013
Doing what I can
As some of you may know, I have taken it upon myself to take part in as many running and/or challenging events as I can to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer as well as funds for the charity, Ovacome. The catalyst to this was my friend Teresa who was bravely fighting the disease for a second time and I wanted to do all I could to help make sure women were aware of the symptoms and prevent them from going through what she has had to. Incredibly sadly, on 30th September 2013, brave, courageous and inspirational Teresa lost her fight. As you can imagine, and would expect, it's been an incredibly sad time, especially for her family and close friends; in fact all who knew her and her wonderful smile. It is often that I feel most helpless at times like this, when I want to be able to help, comfort and support those closest to Teresa but can't find the words or don't want to intrude. So, I will continue to do what I set out to do - and that is run to raise awareness of this disease and the ovarian cancer support charity, Ovacome.
Tomorrow, Sunday 13th Oct, I'm running (or swimming, if the forecast is anything to go by) Oxford Half Marathon and this will be my fifth event for Ovacome. I am under no illusion that it's going to be a tough day, physically and emotionally, but I will get across that line, no matter what it takes. And I know that Teresa will be with me, every step of those 13.1 miles.
If you would like to support me, you can by visiting my JustGiving page by clicking here or you can text EMLA99 followed by your donation amount to 70070 i.e. EMLA99 £1/ £5/£10 to 70070. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Thank you xx
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