Before COVID-19, we were planning for the biggest and best Yaşam İçin Yarış yet, with a target of over 250,000TL raised.

After COVID-19, we had to have a re-think. Whilst we knew couldn’t arrange a massive event, we needed to raise money to continue to support our cancer patients, at the same time minimising the risk to those who would take part.

An Extraordinary 2020 Yaşam İçin Yarış

During the week of 26th October to 1 November 2020, those who wanted to take part, left their homes and walked, jogged or ran 5km. Some cycled or ran even further!

27 people entered the event this year and, along with Just Giving donations, raised a fantastic

67,982 TL

Thanks go to

We would like to say a massive thank you to the people who took part in this years extraordinary event or made a donation via JustGiving – or both.

Have a look at our fantastic fundraisers and the money they raised.

Susan East – 12,750TL

Susan, who is still undergoing treatment for treatment, walked the 5km official route.

Ümit Kasım – 10,000TL

Ümit, who has just taken up cycling as a hobby, cycled 100km over 10 days

Click on the link below to watch Ümit’s live video as he completes the final stretch.

John Brett – 9,700TL

John is a regular supporter of the event and ran a 21km half marathon “for Fethiye.” He promised to run dressed as a gladiator if he raised 5,000TL.

Ediz Ekin – 6,130TL

11 year-old Ediz Eken ran the 5km official route in memory of his friend, Elsa McGee, aged 6, who lost her life to cancer earlier this year. Click on the link below to read more.

Two people, two runs and an extraordinary 2020 day

Dalyan – 10,492 TL

Dalyan is a staunch supporter of Yaşam İçin Yarış and this year was no different.

Janet Bell – 5,350TL and Josephine Byrne – 4,130 TL

Janet and Jo walked a 5km route – and the dogs went too.

Jan Holland also held a treasure hunt and raised a further 1,012TL

Other entrants

Thank you to Desree Sarıoğlu, Yasemin Sarıoğlu, Helen Watson, Kay Austin, Ricrad OLdha, Viv Oldham, Peter Simpson, Rudi Fischer, Ümit Canavarcı, Gareth Patten, Denise Dargie, Anne Morris, Jo King, Pete King, Kathy Dunne, Mark Barratt, Christine and Şerif Karagözlu, Julie Peach, Paddy Distin, Dot Ramadan who walked, ran and cycled to raise money for an extraordinary 2020 Yaşam İçin Yarış.

Thanks go to everyone who made a donation via our Just Giving page.

Where will the money go?

The money raised will allow us to continue to support our patients in the Fethiye area undergoing treatment for cancer.

We’re not in a financial position this year to be able to purchase equipment for the Devlet, however we do work closely with the Oncology department and will be monitoring their needs for future events.

On a personal note, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in an Extraordinary 2020 Yaşam İçin Yarış as well as to Team Yaşam İçin Yarış without whom, this event couldn’t take place.

Stay safe everyone and we hope to be back next year with an “Ordinary 2021 Yaşam İçin Yarış”.

An Extraordinary 2020 Yaşam İçin Yarış - rising to the challenge

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