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Run Emily Run Brighton Take Two!

I am running Brighton Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer Action because together we can beat Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic Cancer Action

We focus on early diagnosis and awareness to improve survival of pancreatic cancer

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Hello! Another year and another challenge!! I will once again be doing the Brighton Marathon, this time in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Action UK, in memory of my grandma, Kath Buckley. She passed away on 15th October 2015- just three weeks after diagnosis. Until the summer holidays, she was an exceptionally active and apparently healthy woman, who was dedicated to her family, friends,and working in the Hospice Shop every Saturday. She had a particular love for baking and would frequently get up at 4am on a Friday to bake 4 dozen pasties for local coffee mornings. She was a very special lady, and is very very much missed.

Pancreatic Cancer is often known as a ‘silent’ cancer and symptoms are often vague and diagnosis often far too late. The survival rate has been just above 3% for 40 years and it is the biggest killer of all common cancers. Although my grandma was elderly, it can affect anyone of any age. With this in mind I’m having to get them running shoes back on and struggle round the 26.5 mile course in aid of this fabulous cause. I know how hard this challenge will be (having run Brighton last year), but I’m up for the fight again and together we can make a difference!! So far I have managed through a swimathon, 10k and a half marathon to raise just over £1000 for Pancreatic Cancer charities and I would love to make the £1500 mark through this fundraiser. All this from a girl that used to come last in her schools cross country!!


Pancreatic Cancer Action are a national charity dedicated to saving lives by improving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and the quality of patient survival. with your help we fund vital research, create medical education programmes, produce national awareness campaigns and vital patient information.
Together we can make a difference!

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