A daughter is running in this weekend’s London Marathon to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK after her mum sadly died from the disease last year. Jenny Bairner has raised over £7,500 so far and has already competed in the Glentress Half Marathon in February, the Alloa Half Marathon in March and participated in a Pancreatic training day.
In the UK around 9,800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year with just 1% surviving for ten years; 3% for more than five years; and 21% for one year or more. Jenny is travelling to London with the support of some of her colleagues from accountants and business advisers French Duncan where she works in the payroll department.
As Jenny explained: “In January 2018 we got the horrendous news that my mum had pancreatic cancer and just 12 days later in Forth Valley Hospital she passed away. I have so much admiration for my mum, she was the strongest, bravest woman I have ever known and will probably ever know.”
“My whole family and my mum’s friends are all heart broken by the sudden loss of such a kind and loving person to this nasty disease. I am trying to raise funds to beat this horrible disease, to stop families going through what we had to go through at the beginning of 2018.”