RACE FOR LIFE
6th June 2015
Cheryl & Mollie – Raring to go
‘Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley’
As many of us know from personal experience, cancer affects our beautiful setters as well as our families and friends. Eight years ago, my husband, George and I lost our beloved Misty (Lochlorien Sunrise) to Liver Cancer and about three years ago, George also lost one of his closest friends after a ten year battle with Kidney Cancer. Since that time we have seen too many people, both in the Setter Community and in our personal lives, succumb to this terrible illness and also witnessed the fight of friends who are still battling with it. Last year my best friend was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and although, thankfully, she is now recovering well, it really brought home to me just how important it is to support cancer research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure.
With this in mind, I decided to sign up for this year’s Race For Life and to make it a real challenge, I decided to do the 10k. I also decided that, providing it wasn’t too hot, Mollie (Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley) would do it with me.
The event took place on Saturday 6th June 2015 at Sutton Park, in Sutton Coldfield and proved to be a very well organised and well supported event. Mollie and I had been practising for several weeks and although I’m no runner, I resolved to run as much as I could of the route. We completed the course in an hour and a half, which included several water stops for us both and also a short stop for Mollie to paddle in the ford, which she loved. Mollie attracted lots of support and “Aah, look at the dog in her pink vest” comments and her daughter Bailey was waiting for us with George at the end of the course.
Thanks to the support of people who sponsored us, we raised £545 and are now looking forward to doing it all again in 2016.
Cheryl & Mollie – We did it!!!
Two Amazing Stars
If you would like to get involved in supporting Cancer Research, visit their website: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ to find out how you can help.
Cheryl & Mollie Stevenson