Marion Foreman, the Alliances’ Patient Partnership Group co-chair, talks about her fantastic 10K run for charity, completed yesterday. There’s still time to help raise funds so please give generously – donations go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Made it – on Sunday (12th) we went on a 10K run!
Marion said: “This run marks an important stage in my life – in September I am going to step down as co-chair of the Patient Partnership Group (PPG) for the East of England Cancer Alliances. It’s been a busy and exciting role but now I need the time for my next venture.
September also marks another important milestone – I will have been a nurse for 50 years. I started my training at Addenbrooke’s in 1972 – and how things have changed. Then, when the consultant came on the ward we student nurses hid in the sluice. When we qualified and got to talk to them we called them ‘Sir’ (they were nearly all male in those days).
When I was first co-chair I really struggled – calling a consultant by his first name was nearly impossible. But when I realised that they actually wanted to hear what I had to say – when I knew that the voices of those with lived experience of cancer really mattered – I felt confident and heard.
Together we have lived through the challenges of COVID and on behalf of the PPG I want to thank each and every clinician of all grades and disciplines, for working so hard to give everyone facing cancer the best possible care. And of course, we couldn’t do it without the help of charities such as Macmillan. So, Sunday’s run is to raise funds for them, for the work they do and the help they give.
Our 10K run was a team effort, I was running with my daughter (herself a consultant now) and two of her daughters. Thank you to all who have already donated – please boost our fund if you can – now, more than ever, we all need to support services for people with cancer. I’m celebrating 50 years – passing on the baton – thank you all.”
Please go to: Generation Girls is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support (justgiving.com) to show your support.
A few photos from the fundraising page and from the event are provided below.