Edith was just four-years-old when she was diagnosed with cancer. Now seven, Edith and her family are counting down the days to the end of her treatment – and to her dad Lewis taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon for CLIC Sargent.
“Without CLIC Sargent we would have felt more isolated and under pressure to deal with the everyday life outside the cancer diagnosis. We would have emotionally and financially been left without anyone to lean on and at a time when we had all our strengths going to help our daughter that would have taken some of our strengths away.
“I like having fundraising challenges and the London Marathon was always a challenge I wanted to do, but I wanted to use this as a reason to get out there to raise money for the charities we want to give back to. CLIC Sargent was the obvious choice for us and a way of paying back for the help we have received.”
"Running for CLIC Sargent made the experience even more unforgettable. I met some amazing people who supported me throughout training and on the day."
More reasons to run for Team Young Lives
We love our runners, and we want them to have an awesome marathon! Some of the benefits of joining our team are:
Our online training zone where you can find training plans, pace calculators, ask questions and even get advice on what to wear
Our closed Facebook group. Meet the rest of the 2021 team, share fundraising and training tips and get excited together
A personalised running vest and face transfers, so you look awesome and stand out in the crowd
The loudest, proudest cheer team along the route to help you smash through ‘the wall’ and get across the finish line
A well-deserved massage to get you ready for…
The massive post-race party where you can mingle with new friends, swap stories and celebrate how amazing you all are.
Cancer is shocking, overwhelming, isolating… and completely unfair. Especially when you’re young. It takes over your life. Treatment is gruelling and your ambitions and dreams suddenly seem very far away.
We get that. That’s why CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly to stop cancer destroying young lives. We provide grants and free accommodation close to hospital to help with spiralling costs. Our care teams are on hand to help families with everything from getting benefits to treatment closer to home. And we lobby the government to make sure they get the support they’re entitled to. We’re here to make sure young cancer patients can focus on getting their lives back on track.