Who is Your Hero?

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Our supporters, scientists and staff are all heroes in our eyes. Help us form a #CollectiveForce against cancer. Post a photo of someone you love and respect on http://www.facebook.com/cancerresearchuk and tell us why they are your hero!

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  • Learn how CRUK have used social media over the last 18 months to support key marketing initiatives and become the leading charity on social media in the UK.
  • Who is Your Hero?

    1. Our supporters, scientistsand staff are all heroes in our eyes. Help us form a #CollectiveForce against cancer. Post a photo of someone you love and respect on our Facebookwall and tell us why they are your hero!
    2. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce LESLEY LAUDER MY HERO IS MY SON ROSS, DIAGNOSED WITH ORBITAL RHABDOMYOSARCOMA AT 18 MONTHS AND STILL BATTLING TREATMENT SIDE EFFECTS. LAST MONTH HE STARTED SCHOOL - A DAY WE THOUGHT WE WOULD NEVER SEE :)
    3. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce JO DAWSON MY DAD IS MY HERO. HE LOST HIS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER ON 19/12/10 BUT LIVED HIS LAST 12 MONTHS AFTER DIAGNOSIS AS HE LIVED HIS LIFE - WITH A SMILE AND A LAUGH NEVER FAR AWAY #COLLECTIVEFORCE
    4. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce MARINA RITCHIE MY SON STEVEN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATOBLASTOMA AT 16 MONTHS OLD. HE HAD LOADS OF CHEMO AND ENDED UP HAVING A LIVER TRANSPLANT AT 20 MONTHS. ALWAYS HAPPY AND DESPITE BEING LEFT WITH HIGH PITCH HEARING LOSS HE LOVES MUSIC AND PLAYS SIDE DRUM IN OUR LOCAL PIPE BAND. #COLLECTIVEFORCE
    5. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce LYNETTE LUPARELLO MY MUM WHO SHOWED GREAT STRENGTH AND COURAGE WHILST FIGHTING THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE. SADLY THE DISEASE WON. MISSING HER EVERY DAY XXX
    6. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce ALAN PEDLEY MY DAD ERIC PEDLEY IS MY HERO. HE SADLY LOST HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER IN MARCH 2011. MY WIFE MARIA PEDLEY & I DO LOTS OF FUNDRAISING FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK IN HIS MEMORY XXX
    7. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce RUTH KILCULLEN OUR MUM. THE MOST WONDERFUL WOMAN.
    8. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce TANIA LEVY THIS IS PROF JUSTIN STEBBING WHO HAS MANAGED TO KEEP MY HUSBAND HERE AGAINST ALL THE ODDS AND SAVED MY FATHERS LIFE TOO! HE IS THE MOST AMAZING PERSON YOU COULD EVER MEET. HE IS DEDICATED AND CARING AND IS ACTIVELY SEEKING A CURE FOR THIS DAMNED HORRIBLE ILLNESS.
    9. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce EMMA WOODALL MY GRANDAD ♥ TAKEN FROM US 9 YEARS AGO BY CANCER. HE WAS SUCH A CHARACTER AND WE ALL MISS HIM SO MUCH. HE’S 1 OF THE REASONS WE HAVE BEEN RAISING MONEY 4 CANCER RESEARCH. I CAN STILL HEAR HIS CHEEKY LAUGH. ♥
    10. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce SARAH CAPPER MY LOVELY DAD, DOUG, IS MY HERO. A STRONG BRAVE LOVELY MAN, I AM HONORED BE HIS DAUGHTER. ITS BEEN OVER 5 YEARS SINCE SEEN I HAVE SEEN HIS SMILE AND HEARD HIS LAUGHTER.
    11. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce BARBIE TALLOWIN MY SON MADDOX IS MY HERO. IN YEAR 3 OF CHEMO FOR A.L.L AND EVERYDAY HE IS FULL OF LIFE AND SMILES. MY BRAVE 5 YEAR OLD! ♥ XXXX
    12. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce PATRICIA ROLSTON MY SISTER DEBBIE RACED FOR LIFE PUSHING MY DAUGHTER LYNDSEY IN MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND KEITH, WHO LOST HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER 9 YEARS AGO. MY HEROES AND MAZZ WHO RAN WITH THEM.
    13. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce JANE BERESFORDE MY HUSBAND, FIG HTING STAGE FOUR OESOPHAGEAL CANCER ♥
    14. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce SARAH N ANDREW LUTY
    15. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce TRACY SHAVE THIS IS FOR MY AUNT, MY BOYFRIENDS SISTER AND ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE FIGHTING CANCER. X X X
    16. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce JOANNA BALDWIN MY GORGEOUS HUSBAND SEAN BALDWIN - MY HERO. RAN THE LONDON MARATHON FOR BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN, HE RAISED £2,500 AND FINISHED IN 3:47:07 - TOTES AMAZING!! :0) X
    17. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce SUE ROOKE MY FATHER-IN-LAW, JACK WHO IS 86 WAS DIAGNOSED WITH COLON CANCER IN JUNE 2012, THE OPERATION TO REMOVE THE TUMOUR WAS PERFORMED WITHIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND NOW, IN SEPTEMBER, HE IS FULLY RECOVERED AND, AS HE SAYS, "GETTING ON WITH HIS LIFE"
    18. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce JO MCGUINNESS MY NEPHEW CALUM BLAIR(ON THE LEFT), IN REMISSION FROM KIDNEY CANCER, LOVE HIM AND HIS BROTHER EUAN TO BITS. X
    19. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce ALYSHA DAVIES
    20. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce SANDRA MURRAY MY SISTER, MY HERO XXX
    21. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce ELIZABETH NORWOOD CLARK MY SISTER HELEN IS MY HERO. SHE HAD BOWEL CANCER FOR TWO YEARS AND PASSED AWAY A YEAR AGO AT AGE 53, BUT DURING THAT TIME SHE PUT HER SKILLS TO GOOD USE AND KNITTED BEARS FOR CHARITY. I AM NOW FOLLOWING IN HER FOOTSTEPS BY MAKING DOLLS, BEARS AND OTHER HANDMADE STUFF TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK. IT HAS BEEN A HUGE LEARNING PROCESS FOR ME BUT ITS A WAY FOR ME TO FEEL CLOSER TO MY SISTER. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SHOW SUPPORT ON MY LEARNING AND FUNDRAISING JOURNEY, ID BE GRATEFUL. XXX HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BIGLITTLEBIRD
    22. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce MARIE LEEDHAM MY DAD, MY HERO ♥ DIAGNOSED WITH COLORECTAL CANCER AGED 65 AND PASSED AWAY JUST 3 MONTHS LATER. TOO YOUNG AND TOO SOON. MISS HIM LOADS XX #COLLECTIVEFORCE.
    23. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce CHAZ THOMPSON MY HERO, MY PARTNER, FATHER TO MY DAUGHTER, STEP FATHER TO MY SON, AND THE MAN I WILL MARRY. DIAGNOSED WITH TESTICULAR CANCER 6 YEARS AGO, RETURNED THIS YEAR IN HIS LYMPH NODES. JUST FINISHED 3 MONTHS OF CHEMOTHERAPY. NOT ALL CLEAR YET BUT GETTING BETTER EVERYDAY. HE IS THE BRAVEST MAN I KNOW. I LOVE HIM TO BITS AND AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF HIM.
    24. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce SUE STRICKLAND MY SON IS MY HERO- HE HAS SUPPORTED ME THROUGH MY BREAST CANCER TREATMENT THIS YEAR AND GAVE ME SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR- I SAW HIM GRADUATE AND IT WAS THE PROUDEST DAY OF MY LIFE!
    25. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce UNA GALLACHER MY HERO IS MY LATE HUSBAND KEN. HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A GRADE 4 BRAIN TUMOUR JUST BEFORE HIS 65TH BIRTHDAY IN FEBRUARY. HE DIED JUST 5 MONTHS LATER IN JULY. HE LIVED THAT TIME TO THE FULL WITH GREAT DIGNITY AND KEPT A SENSE OF HUMOUR THROUGHOUT. I MISS HIM.
    26. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce GIGGLE GALORE MY MUM, ALTHOUGH SADLY NO LONGER WITH US, IS AND ALWAYS BE MY HERO...
    27. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce HEATHER TAYLOR
    28. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce SAMANTHA CROSS MY NAN, MY HERO XX
    29. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce PAMELA NEWMAN MY DAD, MY HERO, MY ROCK… I MISS HIM SO MUCH
    30. Who’s your hero? #CollectiveForce CLAIR HARTLEY TALBOT TO BE INSPIRED IS GREAT, TO INSPIRE IS INCREDIBLE. LOVE YOU MUM, MISS YOU EVERY DAY X X
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