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Emily Parker

Emily's Race for Life

Fundraising for Cancer Research UK

raised by 48 supporters
  • Event: Race for Life Royal Tunbridge Wells 2014, 08 Jun 2014

Cancer Research UK

We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666


'Because someone we love is in heaven, there's a little bit of heaven in our home.'

Cancer Research is a very important charity to me, which is why this year, I've decided to take part in Race for Life and raise some much needed money for charity.

In 2006 we lost my Grandad, (my Mum's Dad) to cancer and the following year in 2007 we lost my Granny, (my Dad's Mum) to cancer as well. Then there was last year, in June 2013 I was diagnosed with Leukaemia, a cancer of the blood. For 4/5 months I went through chemo, tablets and many stays in hospital, it felt like a lifetime. Luckily at the end of October I was told that there was no longer any sign of the Leukeamia and I was in remission. I am so thankful for everything the hospital and the nurses and doctors have done for me and will continue to do for the next 3 years, as every 3 months I have to have a bone marrow biopsy done so they can monitor me closely, incase the cancer comes back. Luckily for me, the type of Leukaemia I was diagnosed with was, as the doctors said, "The best type to have, as it is very responsive to treatment." I was fortunate that my cancer is curable. But for those who aren't as fortunate with cancers that can't be cured, or treated effectively, I want to do something and this is why events like Race for Life are vital in funding Cancer Research UK's life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. By sponsoring me, we can unite and create a force that cancer can't ignore.

If you would like to read more about my story, you can visit my blog which I started at the beginning of the month.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my Race for Life page. If you would like to sponsor me online - it's quick, easy and totally secure. No matter how small the amount, every £1 helps into raising funds and beating cancer, so thank you. ❤


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Sponsor me now, and we can become cancer's worst nightmare.

One day we will beat cancer. Help us make it sooner.


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