Hello Family and Friends!!!

As you all know, last year I graduated from the University of Bristol with my Msc. I recently received an email asking for applicants to promise to raise 2000GPB (about $3300) and be a part of the Bristol London Marathon team who run in support of Cancer Research.

Running has always been a passion of mine; it has helped me get through some of the most stressful and tough times in my life. Like many of you, I have known too many loved ones who have both lost and won their battles with cancer. This year has been especially tough, as my grandmother lost her battle in September.

 The more I thought about it, the more I knew this was something I wanted to do. I began to realize that there are so many who are unable to run simply because they are not healthy enough to do so. To be able to run in support of those who cannot is one of the most humbling experiences I can think to be a part of.

Why support my cause? Cancer is truly the plague of our lifetime, it does not discriminate; it transcends age and race. It is hard to believe that something positive can come from the devastation caused by cancer but perhaps the one positive consequence is the shared challenge and the human connection cancer forges among us. There is a universal will and hope for a cure to all cancer. I believe there is an advantage in uniting support across the globe.

Cancer awareness, education, and research innovations are made possible through charitable contributions. As this is my first marathon and first charity event of this magnitude I will need the love, support, and help of all of my family and friends. I also want to assure everyone that all of your generous donations will go directly to the cancer research foundation.

Thank you for taking the time to read my page!!! It is an honor to contribute to research that will ultimately save lives, simply by running. I hope you help me represent the Bristol University Community, my family, and all of those individuals affected by cancer, this year at the 2014 London Marathon!




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Donations 52

Donation by Anonymous on 05/04/14


Donation by Duane and Jean Marie Simano on 05/04/14


Good luck!!!

Donation by Aunt Liz on 04/04/14


Wishing you all the luck in the world. May your efforts further the research targeting such a terrible disease. Don't "hit the wall"!

Donation by Zach Tomasik on 04/04/14


Good luck Lauren!

Donation by Erin Gormley on 30/03/14



Donation by 'Merica on 30/03/14


Good luck Lauren! Love The Gormley's

Donation by Jim and Betty Gormley on 30/03/14


Good luck Laur! So proud of you!

Donation by Jen on 23/03/14


Donation by Ann and James Russell on 22/03/14


Donation by Mary Sekelsky on 22/03/14


Good Luck Lauren! If I'm around London that weekend I'll try to come and cheer you on! xxx

Donation by Kate Davies on 19/03/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I'm so proud to have you in my life! Quite literally counting down the days till I can see your face.

Donation by Marg on 17/03/14


You inspire me! :) best of luck!

Donation by Elizabeth Cofrancesco on 15/03/14


Donation by Bill and Nancy Robinette on 13/03/14


Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this great cause!

Donation by BCRF BEER BLAST on 12/03/14


Good luck, Lauren! Run fast!

Donation by Andy & Debby Szajta on 10/03/14


In honor of my mom, and so many others who suffer with this terrible disease.

Donation by Jean and Jim Greene on 07/03/14


Long may you run!

Donation by Happy Birthday on 23/02/14


Donation by Allison Hall on 21/02/14


Good luck Lauren!! Please make the University of Bristol proud of you:)

Donation by Emilie Osinga on 17/02/14


Best of luck!

Donation by Mary Sue and Dave Todd on 17/02/14


Best wishes for great success in this formidable challenge. After training in buffalo all winter long, running in the UK should be a breeze! :-) Godspeed and good luck!!!

Donation by Mimi Cuddy-Mierzwa on 16/02/14


Great stuff Champ. Just fantastic!

Donation by Seamus on 13/02/14


You are a rock star! Good luck Gruch! I know you'll kill it!

Donation by Elizabeth Vogl on 13/02/14


Good luck Laur!!

Donation by Tunc on 08/02/14


Donation summary

  • * Online donations$3,346.71
  • Offline donations$0.00
  • Text donations$0.00
  • Total raised$3,346.71
  • Gift Aid$4.17

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