Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What happened to Martin?

Those of you who know about this, please ignore this post. Also, the text is the same as on my Virgin Giving Page.

My youngest son Martin died of bone cancer at the age of 17. He had cancer for at least two years but was not diagnosed until a year before his death.

Bone cancer mainly affects teenagers. The average age of diagnosis is 15. There is a poor prognosis so this form of cancer kills more teenagers than any other illness.

Martin was a great son and we had some fantastic times. In his last year he kept going to school and college, did well in his exams, formed a band called White Noise, and took a leading role in organising band nights.

Until the last couple of years I've never really been a runner so doing two half-marathons in two weeks is a real challenge. I'm running Run To The Beat in September AND the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October. This will be the second time I've done this double half-marathon.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the Bone Cancer Research Trust. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on the charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

If you want to read Martin's story go to the Bone Cancer Research Trust website

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