200 Miles for Cancer Research

4 x half marathons and a whole load of pavement pounding for critical research

200 Miles for Cancer Research
£1,011.00 donated
+£240.00 Gift Aid = £1,251.00
51% of £2,000.00 goal
Ended May 31, 2021 23:59
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Kieron’s story


'Carmen has cancer.'

We've all heard the numbers: 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer. The data resonates, but unfortunately it's still too easy to abstract. Statistically, I get it. But that's somebody else's relative, friend or colleague, not ours, right?

Our eldest daughter was unexpectedly diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in October. When I heard those three words, time stood still but my mind raced, searching for explanations - and a solution. We need to be strong, I thought. There is a way through this. There has to be. And whilst I'm a huge advocate of positive thinking, it immediately dawned on me that this situation was way beyond our control. We were now utterly in the hands of healthcare professionals - the surgeon, oncologist, endocrinologist, doctors and nurses - medical scientists and researchers.

Carmen had a thyroidectomy a few weeks later, which was followed up with radio-iodine treatment in January (cancer cells had also been detected in lymph nodes during her surgery).

We received wonderful news that she was clear on 9th February. Tragically, such a positive response to treatment is far from universal and way too many people are still suffering and dying from this dreadful disease.

By supporting the amazing work of Cancer Research UK, we want to show our immense gratitude to everybody who has helped Carmen, her family, friends and colleagues through these dark and difficult months. As the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information, Cancer Research UK funds around 50% of cancer research in the UK and has an ambition to see 3 in 4 patients survive cancer by 2034.

So, during May, I'll be raising money for the charity's critical research. Running has always given me time and space to think, so I'm aiming to cover 200 miles (including four half-marathons) in 31 days, joining other Wonderful Warriors taking part in our Miles Better campaign. £10 per mile would be fabulous!

I'll be posting runs and photos throughout the month and you can keep up to date with my progress during May by subscribing to update emails if you like!

If you'd like to support one of our wonderful charities with your own challenge as part of our Miles Better campaign, you can find out more at our Miles Better page.

Thank you, everybody, from the bottom of my heart. We can beat cancer.

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.

201.43 miles
101 %
Distance goal: 200 Miles

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Chosen charity - CANCER RESEARCH UK


Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. We fund around 50% of all publicly funded cancer research here in the UK. Every step we take towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated, so that we can see 3 in 4 patients survive their cancer by 2034.

CANCER RESEARCH UK is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 1089464​. Company no4325234.

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Official event

Cancer Research UK - Miles Better

We’re thrilled to be one of the recipients of the Wonderful Organisation’s fundraising initiative. The money raised by those taking part will help us continue our vital work to make progress for people affected by cancer. Wishing everyone involved the best of luck!

We have 4,000 reasons to believe we can beat cancer; that’s how many smart minds are working in the best research facilities across the country to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat this disease.

When you support Cancer Research UK, you are not only funding research into life-saving discoveries, kinder treatments and ways to educate people about lifestyle choices, but you are also helping to keep loved ones together for longer, see people reach milestone birthdays and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

With one in two of us likely to be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, our research is vital. Cancer Research UK is the only charity to research all 200 cancer types and support like yours ensures we can continue our work, bringing about more breakthroughs, more treatments and more cures than ever before.

Everything we achieve for our life-changing research is thanks to the generosity and dedication of our volunteers. Simply put, we could not achieve these breakthroughs without your support.

You don’t have to wear a lab coat to beat cancer.

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