I need your help. On Saturday 16 November I will be participating in the KeriKeri Half Marathon. In case you’re wondering – that’s 21 kilometres. Yes, 21. No, I’m not a runner. No, I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve never even participated in a 5k walk before. Yes, I am probably out of my mind. But I’m doing it anyway.
Why? Because I have to do something to help those people trying desperately to provide help for those facing cancer. I’m not a scientist – I can’t discover a cure. I’m not a nurse or a doctor – I can’t administer medication. But I am
- a daughter who lost her dad to cancer
- a mother whose son had a brush with melanoma that thankfully was benign
- a woman with three friends who have experienced breast cancer
And I know I’m not the only one. I know many of you are those things too – or a variation of them – just as I know that together we can do something really special.
So here’s the deal: next Saturday, November 16, I am going to get up early and put on my bright yellow Step Out For Cancer shirt and running shoes and I’m going to show up to the starting line – and even if they have to drag me across the finish line like a piece of limp lettuce, I will not give up. Because not a single person I have ever met who has faced this disease in one of its many guises has ever given up.
What I would like you to do, is click this link and give $10. That’s all – just $10. Then I’d like you to share this post with the people you know and ask them to do the same thing. It’s the cost of a couple of cups of coffee – and if you’re a regular reader you know how I feel about coffee – and it will help provide valuable support services to patients who need it.
One in three people will be touched by cancer, and this year in New Zealand 8,000 families will lose a loved one. Help Cancer Society continue to provide hope and support for those people with the community nurses, volunteers, researchers, and so much more. Click the button below to donate: your donation can help.