This weekend just passed, 20 or so of us girls from work, ran the Race for Life in Regent’s Park.
Race for Life is a fundraising event to help find a cure for Cancer. There are races held all over England with either a 5K or 10K distance. You can run, walk, jog or crawl – completely up to you! It is a really energetic and positive day out. As you know, Cancer is a disease that has affected my family for a number of years. I ran the Race for Life in 2011 and also wrote about my experience with finding a lump in my breast.
The Friday before the race, we held a bake sale at work. Most of the girls baked homemade treats and we managed to raise over £420! Not bad considering we sold cakes at £1 only. It really was such a great way to raise awareness for the run and also give everyone a little sugar hit on a Friday afternoon.
We conveniently set up shop outside the canteen and I am sure that had a lot to do with it.
Saturday morning we all met at Regent’s Park, supporters in tow. For me it was so much better than the last time I ran. It was great to be surrounded by friends and it really took the edge of the incredible urge I had to just break down crying. Cancer really does suck :/
Congratulations to all the ladies who participated in the race. Special shout outs to Sarah, who placed 22nd and Alice who placed 69th out of EVERYONE. Also, Anita – who was so hung over she had to vomit on her way to the race, but still managed to complete the course without any further incidents.
If you would like to sponsor us, you are still able to on the website below:
All in all we have smashed our fundraising goal of £2,000. I am super proud to have been a part of the team this year and I really hope that I can do the same next year.