Mic's Race For Life Page

For the 5th year in a row Mic and her team will take to the streets of Plymouth in a very emotional day. This is Mic's story:

I talk about my mum a lot on the show because she was very special to me and I can’t begin to explain to you how much I miss her.

Race for life is always a very emotional event for me, even more so since my darling mum lost her fight with cancer.

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I think her about her every day. When she died I thought I’d never get over it, but time is a great healer and despite the desperate hole in my life her death has left it doesn’t hurt quite as much as it did when she first died. Rather than just being sad about losing my mum I want to be able to celebrate her life and raise money for cancer research UK so other families don’t have to go through the pain and loss that I’ve had to go through.

Here are some family snaps of me and my mum, when I look at these I find it hard to believe she has gone but this drives me on to try and make a difference.

This year I’d like five heart listeners to come and join me and take part in Race for life on the Heart team, Just send me an email and tell me you’re story of why you want to join race for life this year.

The event takes place on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 20th June.

Here is Mic's team:

Caroline Brockelhurst: "I have known a number of people who have had cancer.  Sadly too many of them have died and far too few have survived. If I can do anything to help redress this balance, then I will."

Michelle Elliott: "Raising money for such a good cause as lost family members to cancer. I have also worked in pallative care of cancer patients and seen the effects is has on the family and no one should have to go through that!"

Lindy Allman-Parsons: "I work as a staff nurse in the private sector, in Plymouth. I have nursed lots of lovely people with cancer, through their brave journies.  Have made friends with them, and their relatives.  I have lots of memories, mostly empowering ones, and some very sad.  But, I hope that I have/and still will make their illness easier for them and their significant others to cope with."

Rachel & Tilly Perkins: "We will be running in memory of my lovely Nana who died of cancer in 1986. She was my best friend and a very inspirational woman. I would have loved my daughter Tilly (9) to have met her and to have loved her as much as I did. Unfortunately she hid her cancer because of embarassment. Tilly and I want to pass on the message that cancer can happen to any of us at any age, you shouldn't hide it and see the Doctor as soon as possible.

"If my Nana had done that she would have seen me get married to my gorgeous husband Karl, see me succeed as an Executive Headteacher in the South Hams and to able to rejoice at the birth of her 2 great grandchildren. There is not a day goes by without me thinking of her and Tilly asking questions about her amazing Great Grandmother."

Aimee Coelho: "Although I don't know anyone who's been directly affected by cancer- I have always been inspired by the touching stories that come out of Race for Life. This year I decided it was my turn to try to get fit. After having 3 babies in quick succession, I really owe it to them to be as healthy as I can. Running with the Heart Team will be a real privilege and I am really looking forward to it.  Look out for me - I'll be the one like Dory out of "Finding Nemo"- Just keep running, just keep running, just keep running..."

Michaela Rowe: "I'm doing this run as I've had breast cancer in last 6 months and want to give some thing back in return to help others who may not be as fortunate as me."

Alison & Abigail Jeffrey: "We entered the Race for Life for the first time last year. There have been friends and one family member who have had cancer and survived. Taking part in this event and raising money for this very worthwhile cause is great, the atmosphere on the day was amazing and we are looking forward to this years race."

Jane Cross: "I want to do the race for my mum who died 3 weeks ago i miss her so much and know that she is now peaceful but for me and my family there would never have been a time to say good bye. She was there through thick and thin for me and with out her I wouldn't be the person I am now. I'm so proud to call Ann Cross my mum and I'll love her forever so want to race for life as that is what she would want me to to. Life is for living."

Anna Cross: "I want to do the race for life, as my granny passed away this year in February it was a very sad time for me but i know that she fought her battle to try to stop the cancer and all the doctors did what they could. I know she always loved me and i will always love her! I will do any thing for my granny because she did everything she could for me. so i want to do the race for life life for my granny and other people who suffer with cancer to. life is for living so lets live it the way we want to ."

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