Laura Stephenson

Laura runs the Cardiff half... again!

Fundraising for Cardiff University
£403
raised of £500 target
by 20 supporters
Event: Cardiff Half Marathon 2023, on 1 October 2023
In memory of Areesha Evans
Support our world-leading research into cancer, neuroscience & mental health. By supporting Cardiff University, you are helping to change and enrich lives in Wales and beyond.

Story

I am once again running the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise much-needed funds for cancer research at Cardiff University. I’m also running four 10K runs this year – Cardiff, Newport, Porthcawl, and Barry Island.

Most of you will know that I lost my wonderful friend, Areesha (Reesh) to a brain tumour in February 2022. Not a day goes by where I don’t think of her. I ran the half marathon in 2022 inspired by Reesh’s ‘say yes’ attitude and with her death reminding me to embrace all the opportunities we get, as well as to appreciate my health and well-being more. What I didn’t anticipate then was just how much my training runs and that time alone would help me process my own grief; the undisturbed thinking time to replay our memories was much needed.

Cancer is indiscriminate; almost everyone has been affected by it in some way. We need to invest much more in research to control and cure this disease. This is especially true of brain tumours, which are amongst the least well-researched and funded cancers.

I was blown away by the support of friends, colleagues, and family last year helping me to raise over £3000 – thank you. While I in no way expect to raise anywhere near that amount again, anything you can contribute will go towards supporting the excellent research at Cardiff University.

#BeMoreReesh

About the campaign

Support our world-leading research into cancer, neuroscience & mental health. By supporting Cardiff University, you are helping to change and enrich lives in Wales and beyond.

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Cardiff University

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Support Cardiff University’s world-class research. By supporting the next generation of researchers, you can help accelerate life-changing discoveries to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for people living with a wide range of conditions.

Donation summary

Total raised
£402.53
Online donations
£402.53
Offline donations
£0.00

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