Sam Sagar’s fundraising mission for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sam Sagar is one of Macmillan’s inspirational runners taking part in this year’s Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon. Sam, from Bradford, will be running the marathon for his fiancée, Bronagh, and is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

After multiple tests and hospital appointments, Bronagh was diagnosed in May last year with round cell sarcoma cancer with a tumour behind her left eye. The devastating diagnosis came just a few days before Bronagh’s 30th Birthday and her life and Sam’s changed instantly. 

Starting on chemotherapy straight away, the swelling went down and the tumour reduced in size slightly. It was then onto a dose of radiotherapy for six weeks before fighting multiple infections at the same time.

Bronagh is currently still living with an active tumour and will be continuing her treatment and hospital visits in 2024. 

This will be Sam’s very first marathon, but he’ll be taking on the challenge alongside his cousin Joe. Joe, a semi professional runner, claimed first place in the 2023 Yorkshire Marathon and came 47th at the London Marathon in the same year.

Sam: “He may try and win it, whilst I try and just finish it.”

“Although we are still in the battle against this. Myself and my cousin Joe wanted to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support by running the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon in May 2024.

“MacMillan offer amazing support to many cancer patients and families similar to us in our situation. I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for us and so many other families.

If you can donate anything to this great charity then thank you! If not just a like or a share on social media will still help a long way instead. It would be amazing to see any friends and family down in Leeds on the day.”

To support Sam on his fundraising journey, click here.

Good luck, Joe and Sam! We hope you have a fantastic race day and raise important funds for such a special cause.

The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, in partnership with Clarion, is taking place on Sunday 12th May, the same day as the Leeds Half Marathon. Entries are still open. Head to our Events page to find out more and sign up.

Image: Bronagh with Sam.

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