Support Children with Cancer UK at the TCS London Marathon
At Children with Cancer UK, we have one aim – to give every child with cancer the opportunity to ring the end of treatment bell, to keep their family together. By joining our 2022 TCS London Marathon team, you will be doing just that.
Every day in the UK, 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer. On average, two of them will not survive. A single child dying of cancer is one too many. We are dedicated to funding research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancers to improve survival rates and find kinder, more effective treatments with fewer toxic side effects.
Joining our 2022 team couldn’t be easier – simply get in touch and we’ll let you know how to be a part of it. We promise to support you all the way to the Finish Line with training and fundraising advice and a dedicated team ready to answer any questions you may have.
As part of our team, you will receive regular top tips from our Sports Team, Event Day information, a unique running vest, pre-marathon meet-ups, advice from running specialists and amazing support on the day.
Our runners have many reasons for supporting us – read what Louise has to say.
“My reason for running and raising funds for Children with Cancer UK is in celebration of my son Jacob, who was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2004 aged just four years old.
“When he was diagnosed, we were told that it was highly likely he wouldn’t survive the treatment, as his cancer was aggressive and had spread into his bone marrow. It was a devastating blow for all the family, especially his twin sister, Sumalee.
“While Jacob was receiving treatment, there was a picture board in the ward featuring photos of children who had completed their treatment and were ‘living life’ once again. There was a picture of a young man who had survived neuroblastoma and on my darkest days I would just go and look at his picture and hope.
“I can’t believe I am saying this – Jacob and his twin sister have just celebrated their 18th birthday!
“This is a milestone for any child, but for our two it has particular significance. I have always been (and continue to be) incredibly grateful to the doctors and staff at Addenbrookes Hospital who cared for Jacob, and to charities like Children with Cancer UK who fund research into finding kinder and safer treatments to fight the disease. Without this combined hard work, we would undoubtedly have lost our son. I hope our story will give hope to other families currently going through that nightmare.”
Join our Children with Cancer UK team today and help us raise vital funds to invest in lifesaving research – let’s save more children like Jacob and keep families together! To find out more, click here.