Rebecca Cummins from County Tipperary took part in Marathon in a Month last year in memory of her mam Anne Marie.
“My mam sadly lost her life to cancer in May 2021. Mam had been diagnosed four years previously.
“I wanted to give back to the Irish Cancer Society for all the support they gave to my mam and our whole family over the years. Without the help of the Irish Cancer Society and the Night Nurses we wouldn’t have been able to have mam home with us in her final weeks. It is something I’ll be forever grateful for and the memories of having mam home with us will last a life time.
My mam also raised €1250 for the Irish Cancer Society as part of the Colour Dash Run in June 2019 so I was determined to raise even more than that amount. The fundraiser allowed me to remember my mam in the most amazing way and helped me through the weeks following her death.”
"I wanted to give back to the Irish Cancer Society for all the support they gave to my mam and our whole family over the years."
“I would urge anyone especially young people like myself who lose a parent at such a young age to take the pain and upset and turn it into something meaningful. For me it was my fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. It is something I will always be so proud of and I know my mam was looking down smiling throughout.
I will never be able to thank the Irish Cancer Society enough.”
Contact the Irish Cancer Society Support Line
If you have worries or concerns about cancer, you can speak confidentially to an Irish Cancer Society Cancer Nurse through the Freephone Support Line on 1800 200 700.
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