So today was the big day. Race day. With numbers attached we made our way to the park where it took place. It was raining and I had stomach cramps and I really didn't want to do it. But when we got there I was absolutely blown away by the number of women who showed up! Bearing in mind this was just women from one little town and there were at least two thousand of us. We were all running/walking for the same thing all wanting to achieve the same goal. Everyone was cheering each other on and being so supportive of one another. Reading the 'I Race for Life For' plaques of all the different people really bought home what these events are for. There were lots of 'In Loving Memory Of' and 'For Mum and Dad.' One of the ones that stuck with me the most was a little girl of around 5/6 and hers said 'I Race For Life For My Lovely Grandad Who Lives In Heaven'.....I was nearly bought to tears by this little girl and her determination to run the race. Another one that I remember was 'I Race For Life For James Oliver Who Died Age 10.' It just goes to show that no matter who you are or where you are cancer can effect everyone and anyone...I don't think there is anyone who hasn't/isn't/or will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives. This is such an amazing charity that saves so many lives and it deserves every ounce of support people can give.
We had such good fun with all the girls of Southport and I am so proud of all the girls who ran with us. WAHOOO!
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Next year I plan to run the whole way and raise as much money as I can for this fantastic charity. Now to start training for next year!!