Romilly and Michael are running a half marathon in October to raise funds for Skeletal Cancer Action Trust, a charity that is so important to the Whiteley family. This will be Michael's second half marathon and Romilly's first! (Lydie had been training for this too, but unfortunately a chest infection is preventing her from taking part). Here's a little bit from Romilly about why SCAT is so important:
"Hi! Those of you who know Lydie and me well will know about our sister, Megan, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in her knee at the age of 7. Because of research into her very rare type of cancer, she was able to be given a new knee and the treatment that she needed. Megan's consultants, doctors and nurses at the RNOH were so supportive and brilliant, which is why I'm trying to raise funds to support their charity, SCAT, so that they can continue to advance the treatment for people like Megan.
"We're very lucky to have Megan! After a very long battle that started when she was only 7, she fought off bone cancer and then another, unrelated type of cancer when she was 21. The most amazing thing about our sister is that, although she cannot run or do everything that she might want to do (because of her metal knee joint) and even though she's had to deal with two types of cancer and she's only 23, she never complains, despite this being so dreadfully unfair.
"I want to do something very challenging, and running this far is definitely going to be difficult for me! I've been training since October 2013. I completed my first 10km in March and I'll need to run over double that by October. Running for me is hard because of my asthma, but it's something that I have been improving on with a lot of work and will power! I would be so grateful to receive any amount of sponsorship at all for this run to raise funds for SCAT.
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