Meet our Team Worldwide runners – it’s Steve and Cheryl!
Most people who take part in a charity event to raise money for Worldwide Cancer Research have lost a loved one from the disease or have someone close to them who is fighting. Steve Carter (35) from Gosport is no exception as his sister, Cheryl, has just recovered from breast cancer. But Cheryl won’t just be cheering Steve on, she’ll be running with him!
The duo watched their brother Matt compete in the 2017 Great South Run and Cheryl convinced Steve they should both take part in 2018. After starting to train, Cheryl received some terrible news.
“In March last year, Cheryl was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and needed to undergo treatment immediately so we were no longer able to run together,” Steve says. “She supported me, my brothers and sister in law from the side-lines while she went through treatment.”
Cheryl (55) has now completed her treatment and has the all clear so the duo decided to celebrate by running the iconic London Marathon for Worldwide Cancer Research together.
“We both wanted to raise money for a cancer charity and Cheryl found out about Worldwide Cancer Research and the vital research it funds to fight the hundreds of types of cancer. She won a place to run and spurred me on to join her in this experience of a lifetime.” says Steve.
“Thankfully Cheryl is now in remission and we are able to share this wonderful journey together. Many of our relatives have also been affected by cancer in the past and we are passionate about supporting Worldwide Cancer Research by raising as much money as we can to fight cancer.”
Steve and Cheryl have a target of £4400 to raise and are determined to do everything they can to fund pioneering research in the UK and across the world.
If you’ve been inspired by Steve and Cheryl’s story and would love to be part of Team Worldwide, check out our list of fantastic events suitable for everyone! And if you would like to donate in support of the incredible work Worldwide Cancer Research funds, please click here.