Why I am running for The Christie

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On the 20th of May I will be running the Great Manchester Run 10k in aid of The Christie. I’d like to point out that I am in no way prepared for this. 

In 2017 a routine blood test turned into a diagnosis of cancer, which has led us here.

IMG_3427Steve  is a wonderful person and is one of the most interesting individuals I know (his stories can keep you entertained for hours!) He is an inspiration and is loved by many. In 2017 Steve decided to get himself fit, met his son’s amazing girlfriend (*wink*), and has been living with cancer.

Steve’s diagnosis was a shock to everyone. He went to his GP for a routine blood test (over-60s annual well-man MOT sort of thing), which indicated severely low levels of iron. Steve has been closely monitoring his diet and exercises regularly and suspected something was amiss, and so insisted on another test. A similar result and a referral later led to discovering a small tumour in Steve’s colon, and from there he came into contact with The Christie.

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Steve has nothing but positive things to report about The Christie. They were there for him at such a troubling time, they knew what to say when the rest us didn’t, and they treated Steve with the utmost respect. Their World-class bespoke care has helped Steve start on a journey to beat this disease. In honour of the bravery Steve has shown and the fantastic staff that have helped him at The Christie, I am proud to be running a 10k to fund raise for such a life changing place.

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The children I work with made Steve and Jane a card for Kindness Week.

Steve is but one person that I will be running this race for; lately it seems wherever you turn someone has been diagnosed with or is suffering with cancer. Be it a friend, family members, or people who feel like family; I dedicate this run to all of them. So please give what you can to this incredible institution, and I promise to work hard and finish that 10k.

This is gonna hurt… 😀


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