I'm running the London Marathon for Yes to Life because Y2L supported us during my mums cancer battle
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I'm delighted to be fulfilling my dream of running the London Marathon and fundraising for my chosen charity Yes to Life. My aim was always to do it by the time I reached the age of 30 but there were some obstacles in my way where I thought it wouldn't be possible, so to be able to do it during the year I turn 30 is a huge bonus!
I contacted Yes to Life about a space for the London Marathon nearly two years ago and was unable to run for them as the position had already been filled. But in a twist of fate (for me) the space became available and out of many worthy candidates, Y2L chose me!
This will be my second time raising money for Yes to Life. In 2009, my mum and I took part in the Mongol Rally where you drive a car (which is not fit for the job) all the way to Mongolia. We chose to raise money for Yes to Life as they had provided my mum and family with financial and emotional support with alternative treatments to work alongside her conventional treatment during a battle with cancer. My mum's prognosis was really poor, but with her positive attitude, changes to her lifestyle and alternative treatment support from Y2L, I'm adamant it contributed to her prolonged recovery. She's now celebrating 12 years in remission and I couldn't be prouder.
Running the London Marathon is just my way of giving something back to this awesome charity. Let the training commence!
Please recommend a song for me to add to my marathon playlist :-)
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