Weston Park Hospital is one of only 4 hospitals in England dedicated to cancer research, treatment and care. Despite passing this building almost every day, I'd never fully appreciated the scale of work and treatment this hospital delivers, and quite frankly, I'd never wanted to.
In May 2015, my Dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer, and then just weeks later, peritoneal cancer, an incurable form of the disease. He didn't drink, never smoked and wasn't overweight. He was partial to a dairy milk (family size) on a Friday night, however!
Weston Park has world class facilities, but the charity needs to over £2m this year to remain at the forefront of ground breaking cancer treatment. The treatment my Dad received will forever be priceless. The funds I raise will be the smallest contribution, but no price tag will ever be enough to show how much myself and my family are grateful we had this incredible man in our lives.
I'm running, walking, crawling (doing whatever it takes!) to cross the finish line of the Yorkshire Half Marathon in order to raise as much money as possible for Weston Park Hospital.
Sadly, just a few days after making this JustGiving page, my Dad lost his courageous battle with cancer. I'm doing this for him, for my family, for my friends, for those who have fought and lost, and for those who are still fighting.
I am so lucky to have my Brother-in-Law, Stuart Carrack, and my best friends, Natalie Spray and Jessica Bull, running every step of this with me on the day. And on top of this, my boyfriend, Bert Ede, is running the Paris Marathon on the 3rd April in support of Weston Park. That's a collective 65 miles we're running! We've decided to use this JustGiving page as a total for all of us.
Every donation, comment and the cheer on the day gives us the motivation to finish these races.
Thank you to everyone for all your love and support. We couldn't have done this without you.
Together we will beat this disease.