Wednesday, 1 May 2013

KICK START | RACE FOR LIFE!

Well, I had planned to do a lil' beauty post to kick start May, but recently I've found I simply couldn't avoid doing something - Running the Race For Life!

I've been so busy, I haven't had time to think - but with uni finished that's all I have done and it's about time I done something to help kick Cancer's arse!

Cancer is something that's affected me directly in life, I've beaten it and lost so many people I love to it... But I don't want to lose any more... No one wants to lose anyone, but more than ever I want to give cancer a kick up the ass!

So on June 11th 2013, I will be running the Race For Life, in the Trentham Estate in Stoke-on-Trent... Wanna know why?

When I was a child I lost my best friend to cancer - my Granddad, Da' - He was amazing, but in January 1997, he died.... Then in 2003, my Irish gem of a Granda' died of cancer... I don't have any Grandad's left, and they can't and haven't been able to see me grow into an adult.... But this year Cancer is trying to take away a man, I call Granddad - ok, he isn't my Granddad, he's my Fiancé's, but we're close and I've never called him anything but and cancer has decided to creep up on him... and I won't have it!
Then there's my Mam, (Not mum because I'm northern!) she's got a small version of skin Cancer - but she's so strong! She's always been my best friend, but more importantly - She's my mother and I get married next year.... A girl needs her Mother at her Wedding, and I won't have something like a deasise, that can be cured stop this - Every little girl should have her mum at her wedding...

So I'm running, not just for me, and my relatives, but for all the little girls who deserve their mum's at their wedding and for all Grandparents who wish they could see their kids and grandchildren grow in to adults - like mine couldn't...

Yes, I'm running the Race For Life 5K in Stoke - I did fancy 10k but there was non in a close area... hopefully next year... So I'm exercising more, getting my gear ready and I'm ready to say "Cancer, watch out, cos' I'm coming for you!" - I'm running and my target is so little at £100, but every penny makes a dent! So please, go to my PAGE and please donate, a pound is all I'm asking, it's all to help kick cancers arse - because it well and truly deserves it!

My tag line is "Pull a pose to show support" because us bloggers are obsessed with posing for #FOTD ect, so every time I pull a pose for my blog I'm putting 20p in a tin to go towards the cause - this would be amazing if you all could do the same!

So please - this isn't about pitying my story - this is about giving cancer the kick up the arse it deserves for everyone else out there - go to 'My Page' and show some support - £100 is such a small amount in the long run, but every £1 makes a difference for all those kids, women, men, elderly out there!


Sponsor me HERE or join in yourself HERE - I'm getting my running shoes on - Cancer we're coming for you!

Thank you for reading and I'll be back tomorrow with beauty/fashion goodness - let's do this though...

Rachael
x

P.S. Pinch, Punch, First of the Month!

2 comments:

  1. I did Race for Life 2 years ago and it was one of the best experiences and so inspirational. Wishing you lots and lots of luck and keep the attitude :)

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  2. I ADORE you for doing this :')
    I have lost my godfather to cancer.. he died on December 18th 2008, two days before my birthday. I honestly thought he was going to get better but my mum (who was a nurse when she was working, specialized on cancer patients) told me that the chances for him getting well was very minimal. I remember going to the hospital with my fiancé and my dad to visit my godfather. Everyone knew that it was going to be the last time we saw him alive. I knew it too, I just didn´t want to admit it to myself. He was breathing but he had pauses in between his breaths and my aunt (mums sister, his wife) stood next to him and stroke his cheek and said "Breath, breath for me" I was SO SCARED that he would die right then and there... words cannot describe the pain I felt and the fear of seeing him dying.. a few days later he died... the nurses were with him when he died, my aunt and cousin did not make it to the hospital in time.
    He was a great man and he is missed
    A good friend of mine and my fiancé lost his dad a few years ago too to cancer and every now and then I hear of friends or relatives loosing someone or falling ill themselves to cancer..
    You are a sweetheart for doing what you do and I would do the same if we had something similar near where I live :)
    Hugs
    xx

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