Macmillan Cancer Support says that they are right there with you, whatever cancer throws your way, they are there to support you physically, financially, emotionally. The charity receives no government funding and in the UK one person every 2 minutes is diagnosed with cancer.
Where does the money go?
Just £28 would provide a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping and supporting. I would have given my right arm for an angel like this to help my Dad and me through the minefield we found ourselves on. £50 would buy someone with cancer a microwave, making it easier for them to prepare their food, which was always a worry when my dad was at home, that he was eating well and often enough.
I have no target to raise, but if you could support me and my effort, it would mean the world to me.
I know both my Daddy and David would both be so proud of me, putting one foot in front of the other and completing my target of running 26.2 miles. They were very different men, and equally important in my life, and in different parts of the race, I know they will be speaking to me, telling me to sharpen up, cheering me up, and both spurring me on! Plus, I'll be wearing CJ ironed onto my vest, something they both called me when I was growing up (my initials: Caroline Juliet) - and no one has called me that in years.
So, long story short, I'll be a marathoner soon, t-minus 11 days, and I'm running for Team Macmillan, Cancer Support and you can help me raise vital funds and support this great charity.