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Chris Gatenby

Jog For Georgie

In memory of my AMAZING Wife Georgie Gatenby for University of York because : To help the fight against Lung Cancer

65 %
raised of £25,000 target
by 460 supporters

University of York

We fund research, scholarships & outreach to solve problems & change lives

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Thank You for visiting the Jog For Georgie Fundraising Page.

Lung Cancer doesn’t discriminate.  Lung Cancer is a nefarious illness.  Lung Cancer kills. 

I so sadly and heartachingly know all of this and far more to be true.   Lung Cancer cruelly deprived me of my AMAZING wife Georgie. 

From the very first day of her diagnosis, Georgie was an inspiration; her inner will and positive attitude were phenomenal.  She simply vowed to “fight it”, and fight it she did.  Georgie fought for herself, she fought for
me, she fought for us and she fought for everyone she knew and loved the most.  Georgie is truly heroic. 

Even when fighting the good fight, Georgie was characteristically selfless.  Georgie wanted to help others who had been given the same devastating news that they’d been diagnosed with Lung Cancer.  Unfortunately, the aggressive nature of Georgie’s illness prevented her from beginning her fundraising.

In Georgie’s physical absence, please, please, please help me raise the money needed to establish the Georgina Gatenby Scholarship,
which will help recruit a masters student to work with Dr Dawn Coverley at the University of York.  Dr Coverley is undertaking research geared towards finding new ways to treat people with Lung Cancer, and desperately needs a researcher to join her team to expedite the progress she’s making. 

My pledge, in principle, is simple.  Come rain, shine, hail or snow, I will jog, run or walk at least 2 miles a day, every day, for a year. 

Georgie picked her way forward with unswerving and unrelenting positivity.  As I step forward, stride-by-stride on my challenge, Georgie will be my benchmark.  Like Georgie, I will step out with positivity, so please help me, support me and please do join me in making Georgie’s wish come true.

Be a part of something positive.  Donate today.

Thank you for your amazing generosity,

Chris xx


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