Running 100 Miles for __________
I am a Cancer Fighter, and as it turns out, so is my Mom, Karen.
January 2021, my mom got the call from her doctor and was diagnosed with stage 3 Lung Cancer. She has a tumor in her right lung, with 1 lymph node affected.
My journey with the 100 miles in 90 days started in the first week of January 2020, I went to two funerals in three days. My one friend's Dad passed away from Cancer, and another friend's Mom passed away from it as well.
Then I found out in February 2020, that my cousin Sarah was diagnosed in December 2019 with Lymphoma. So, last year in 2020, I did this running challenge in her honour.
We have a long history in our family and friends circle with this disease. My Nana who at 95 and still going strong is the oldest of 10. She has lost 6 siblings to Cancer. I have 1 uncle who beat it, and 1 uncle who lost his battle. I have 1 aunt who has beat cancer a number of times, and another who has had a mastectomy. My mom lost her best friend of 40 plus years to Cancer. My beautiful daycare provider is a cancer survivor, but unfortunately her sister and mother were not. My husband's aunt battled cancer in 2019. The list goes on and on.
This year, I have invited friends and family to join me in this run to help raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society.