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Kate Wakelin Kate and Kathryn's Half Marathon

   
My good friend Kathryn and I are taking part in the 2017 Melbourne Marathon Festival on 15 October, to raise funds to help find a cure to Neuroendocrine Cancers.

Working as the NET Patient Support Nurse has brought me face-to-face with the numerous challenges that my patients deal with, and I feel so honoured to be able to "give back" just a little! Kathryn is my great friend and running buddy, who's Mum died of cancer a few years ago, so she is all too familiar with the enormous challenges that a diagnosis like this can bring.

Running is like therapy to me. It makes me feel so free and strong, and helps me process the sometimes deeply emotional aspects of my work. I know that for many of my patients, even getting out of bed is a struggle, and I carry thoughts of you all with me each time I run.

I've never run a half marathon before, so this will be a bit of a challenge, but I've been pounding the streets doing lots of training, so I feel ready to give it a go.

Thank you for your support and helping to make a difference - I am so grateful to be able to take part in the race, and I really appreciate your support.