Race for Life 2009 – running for Marcelle


Marcelle Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you that I have signed up for this year's Race for Life. Like so many people I've lost family members to cancer and my aunt is currently battling breast cancer.

I am taking part this year specifically in memory of a brave lady, Marcelle (left), who lost her battle with cancer in December. It has to be every parent's worst nightmare to contemplate leaving their young children but that is what so many parents have to face up to.

This was Marcelle's situation and so, in tribute to her and in support of her children, Charlotte, Sam and Taylor, I'm asking for your donations and/or participation in this very important fundraising event. I'd love to see you there if you can make it, please come say hi if you see me.

I shall be there with Marcelle's closest friends and we plan to have a fun and uplifting day in her honour. I certainly won't be doing any 'racing' though, I'm told it's fine to saunter, it's not a marathon. This is a relief as I came last out of all the girls in my school in cross country when I was about thirteen!

I'll remind you again nearer the time but feel free to sign up or donate anytime, even the smallest amount can make the biggest difference. Please check the Race for Life website for more information.

Love Catherine x


  1. Anesha March 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    Good luck with you run. Cancer is a horrible disease, we lost my father-in-law last year to it and this year my grandfather-in-law has been diagnosed as well (he just turned 90) and has been amazing for his age until the last few months.
    You are doing a great thing.

  2. Catherine Huntley March 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Dear Anesha,
    My heart goes out to both of your families. I hope you can all draw strentgh from each other and, one day, as time gradually begins to heal the hurt you can look back at all the wonderful memories of the good times together.
    I wish you all lots of love,
    Catherine x

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