Cancer support nurse prepares for her first marathon

06/09/2016

Jane Bond is part of our amazing Specialist Palliative Care Team based in Northallerton, and this year she is taking on her first ever marathon to raise funds for Macmillan. Jane will join thousands of runners at the Yorkshire Marathon on the 9th October, and as a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, she knows just how important it is to raise funds to support Macmillan’s services. Jane joined Macmillan in July 2015 after working as a community nurse, for a local hospice, and as specialist skin cancer nurse at The James Cook University Hospital. Her team now help terminally ill people and their families or carers across Hambleton & Richmondshire cope with the diagnosis and support them so they can continue with their normal activities.

“The families and carers I meet every day are amazing and I am always inspired by their bravery, so I have decided to challenge myself as a tribute to them and my Mum who died of cancer when I was 27.

“The training so far has been going well, but the marathon is by far the biggest challenge I have ever undertaken and will be a huge test physically and mentally. However, knowing the difference the money I raise will make to the lives of people affected by cancer will  keep me going, and I hope I can do everyone who has supported me proud!”

Jane is already one of our heroes, but we can’t wait to see her cross the finish line in October! You can read Jane’s story and show her your support on her JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jane-Bond3

If you don’t fancy taking on 26 miles but would still like to get involved with the Marathon, we’re looking for volunteers to help us cheer our incredible runners and marshall the route. Find out more on how you can get involved in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon with Team Macmillan at http://www.macmillan.org.uk/yorkshiremarathon

 
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