Cancer UK’s Race for Life events are incredible. All kinds of people get involved – from the super fit to people in mobility scooters. It doesn’t matter how fast you move, only that you take part, complete the event and raise money for research and care.
Our sales progressor Michelle Rafferty took part in the recent Herne Bay event, but she didn’t think the 5k was a big enough challenge for her and her daughter. Instead, they signed up to the 10k race. As our resident ‘completer/finisher’, she naturally made light work of the event.
Always quick to realise that even the toughest challenges can be fun, Michelle ran, jogged and walked. Because it doesn’t actually matter how fast you go so long as you cross the line with a smile on your face.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. They were running in memory of Michelle’s father and had plenty of inspiration and good memories to see them to the finish line. Naturally Michelle has also been raising sponsorship. She kicked off with a modest target of £100, but that’s already been raised to £200. If you would like to sponsor her this week, her Just Giving page is still open and can be found here.
But what about the guys? How can men get involved? Funny you should ask. Did you know that the Man on the Run ‘men-only’ cancer fundraising races began in Herne Bay in 2005. The next one is… next weekend! See if you can sign up today for the race on Sunday 3 July at 11am and we’ll see if we can’t get Mark to take part too..!