Monday, 21 January 2013

Sheffield Half Marathon for Climbers Against Cancer (CAC)

On behalf of Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) 15 Sheffield climbers (including me!) are putting down their chalk bags and climbing boots to pick up a pair of runners and take on the Sheffield Half Marathon to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

CAC has been created by the inspirational John Ellison. John is Parent Representative for the Junior GB Climbing Team so has always been driven to put others interests and well-being ahead of his own.

John Ellison (centre) with Chris Sharma and Tom Bolger

Last October John was diagnosed with terminal cancer; with his awe-inspiring motivation and determination leading him to raise over £17,500 for Cancer Research UK so far.

CAC aims to help people around the world who are fighting against adversity, no matter what their circumstances. John has been fundraising and promoting CAC all across the globe. From Spanish crags to the Ulvetanna basecamp, Antarctica and The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas Fee, Switzerland. John has been raising awareness and gaining support from some of the Climbing scenes biggest names, such as Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Shauna Coxsey and many many more!

So to show appreciation for John’s hard work we are hoping to raise £1500 for Cancer Research UK and raise awareness of CAC. Please help support us in fundraising for a great cause and for getting very sweaty and uncomfortable switching our anaerobic workouts for a BIG cardiovascular challenge!

Please visit our JustGiving page and donate what you can. I know I will need the encouragement to run 13 miles!

Learn more about Climbers Against Cancer