Stevenage woman to run London 10k for breast cancer surviving mum
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A WOMAN whose mum has just been given the all-clear from breast cancer is raising funds to help a charity beat it.
Kat Miller from Stevenage is taking part in the London leg of the Women’s Running 10k today (Saturday) after discovering her love for running in April.
The 38-year-old is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support after her mum Georgie was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and had to have a lumpectomy. She has now been given the all-clear.
Kat is also collecting donations for King’s College Hospital where her boyfriend Jools Smith’s mum Gill underwent an successful operation in April to have a brain tumour removed.
“This all came as such a shock to me and Jools and made us realise that life is too short,” said Kat.
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“We decided to raise money for King’s College Hospital where Jools’ mum underwent the surgery, and also for Macmillan who do such a great job supporting people with cancer and potentially long-term conditions.”
The Women’s Running 10k in Finsbury Park will be the second charity race Kat runs for the two causes, after completing the same distance for the first time in July.
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“This is only my second race, and having surprised myself with a finish time of 71 minutes and 12 seconds after only 12 weeks of training, I am striving to do even better this time,” she said.
To sponsor Kat visit www.tailfish.co.uk/fundraising