CARINE resident Simmone Sharp will run to keep the memory of her mum alive, a “zany and funny” woman she lost to breast cancer 10 years ago.
Ms Sharp said the anniversary of the day her mother Maggie died, at just 55, always fell around Mother’s Day.
“Now I’m a mum myself it really hits home; there are so many things that I would just love to pick up the phone and ring mum and ask her advice about,” she said.
Ms Sharp said she was taking part in this year’s Run for a Reason with her sister and two children to raise funds for Cancer Council WA.
“My hope and dream would be that my kids have a cancer-free future,” she said.
“Mum never got to see her children marry, never got to see her grandchildren come into the world.”
Ms Sharp said she wanted her children to understand the incredible woman her mother was.
“I just want them to know who my mum was; they never had the chance to meet her,” she said.
“I want to make sure that we talk about her and by doing something like this, we are keeping her memory alive.”
Ms Sharp said cancer not only affects the person but other people around them in many ways.
“We miss sharing our lives with her and the unconditional love she gave us,” she said.
“Cancer Council do such amazing work, not just cancer research, but also for education and support services. Every little bit helps; imagine if everyone could just give a dollar to cancer research.”
Run for a Reason is on Sunday .
Visit hbfrun2016.everyday hero.com/au/maggies marchers.