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"12 in 12 in 2012" Marathon Challenge

Fundraising for Cancer Research UK

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2012, 22 Apr 2012

Cancer Research UK

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

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12 marathons in 12 months in 2012  for Cancer Research UK!

 

The two most important women in my life, the women who made the person I am today, were touched by cancer in significant ways.  My mother, Nancy Sartain Robinson, lost her battle with breast, bone, and brain cancer at the early age of 48.

 

My aunt, Dr. Peggy Sartain, who was like a second mother to me, successfully battled uterine cancer.  More importantly, she served as Pediatric Oncologist at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, Texas for 31 years, and touched the lives of thousands of children and their families who were affected by childhood cancer.

 

In memory of these remarkable women, I am running 12 marathons in 12 months in 2012.  Basically, one marathon a month, starting with Marrakech in January, London in April, and 10 others sprinkled throughout the year. 

 

Please consider supporting my chosen charity, Cancer Research UK by donating through my JustGiving page. Donating this way is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Cancer Research UK and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation (for UK taxpayers).

 

Join with me on my marathon journey and to help find a cure for this dreaded disease. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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  • Virgin London Marathon Race #4
  • Roma 2012 - Maratona #3
  • February marathon - Seville +4

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