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Running the Scottish Half Marathon 2017 for Cancer Research UK because In memory of my dad Jack McBride 1933-2013

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  • Event: Scottish Half 2017, 24 Sep 2017

Cancer Research UK

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

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

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Why Cancer Research UK

Seeing the look on my dads face after the cancer specialist told him he only had 3 months to live is something that will never leave me. My poor dad didn't even get that long as he passed away just 3 short weeks later.

Last year the emotions came flooding back when my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully it was caught early through a routine breast screening and a year on, following an operation and follow up treatment she has now been declared "cancer free"

Cancer affects us all, we all know a family member, friend, work colleague or neighbour who has been touched by this terrible disease.

What Am I Doing To Raise Money

Weighing myself on my return from holiday last month I was the heaviest I have ever been and at the age of 55 was now officially obese. Determined to lose weight and get fit I started a healthy eating plan and joined the gym and 5 weeks on I have lost 22lbs and halfway through the couch to 5k running programme.

So whats the craziest thing a 55 year old, obese, unfit man who can't even run 5k do, that's right I am running the Scottish half marathon (21k) being held on 24th September 2017.

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Thank you

George

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