As I'm sure I've made you aware (in some form of wonder/disbelief/repetition), I am taking on the challenge of running The London Marathon in April. As much as I love fitness, healthy eating and green smoothies, the idea of me doing this is still beyond my wildest dreams/nightmares but somehow this is going to happen!
I would really appreciate your support to help me run this, as any change you can spare will keep me putting one foot in front of the other over the next 4 months of training. And of course each of those 26.2 MILES on the day!
The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least as much money as possible for the MMRF (Bone marrow cancer to you and me). Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer and, sadly, has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers. But while there is no cure, great progress is being made.
The MMRF is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world. An outstanding 90% of the total MMRF budget goes directly towards research and related programming.
The charity means a lot to me as the family member of a pupil whom I teach is currently being affected by this illness, and I personally know the pain it can cause.
You can read more about all the great work the charity does here: themmrf.org
Thank you so much!