“Cancer, we’re coming to get you!” Race for Life, fundraising event by Cancer Research
I am doing my first run. First outdoor run and first something for charity.
You could say it was an impulsive act of mine (once again, just like skydiving) – I signed up last night i.e. 5 nights before the Race for Life at Hampstead Heath and intend to train for 3-4 days. My fundraising target was a mere £50.
“It’s my first 5k – it’d be fun,” I thought, “And surely I can find, in 4 days, 10 friends to donate £5 each?”
The fun factor was much more significant than the cause, but how life makes funny arrangements.
This morning as I was browsing the Daily Briefing on The Week (top 10 stories of the day), both news no 7 and no 9 were about cancer – Pierce Brosnan’s daughter, aged 41 died of cancer, and so did actor Jim Kelly, aged 67.
“We all know at least a person who is fighting / fought cancer.” I wrote on my JustGiving page.
I suddenly was determined to do the run. The tagline “Cancer, we are coming to get you!” became quite literal.
Thoughts on fundraising:
When you made effort to do something about a subject, it raises your awareness to that subject anyhow even if it is not something that you were passionate about. If the subject is innately good, at least you will feel a certain kind of fondness to it.
Would arts be able to do the same?