ECPC received the following letter and gladly shares it with its community.

giorgiosMy name is Giorgos Kapetanakis and I am from Greece. I am a cancer survivor and I am member of the Society of Cancer Patients of Katerini (Member of ECPC).

Last May I noticed TeamECPC for the first time, when I saw the pictures of Mihaela, Francesco, Helen and Charles running the 20 km race in Brussels! I was so excited! As I like running and try to follow a healthy lifestyle, I found very exciting the idea to participate to a running event with Team ECPC!

So I sent an email to ECPC, asking if it was possible to join the TeamECPC for the next race, the "Color Run" in Brussels. The answer was immediate and positive! Francesco, Michaela and all the guys of ECPC are awesome!!! From the very first moment, they make me feel a welcome teammate, they were in touch with me all the time and they took care of everything, so I didn't face any difficulties!

The day of the race was a big celebration (check the photos on Facebook)! Of course this race had no winners or losers. As the happiest 5K of the world, the only thing that matters is to join and have good time!

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But it wasn’t only good time and fun for me. It was a very good opportunity to send my messages and to help ECPC to raise awareness on cancer! I wanted to send to all Cancer Patients in my country and all over the Europe a message of strength, a message of fight, a message of optimism, a message of life!!! I also wanted to encourage other people like me, from all countries, to follow their heart and their soul and to do the same! We are all from different countries, with different languages, different cultures different background, but we have to fight the same disease and we have the same feelings, the same fears and the same problems! So we have to help and give strength each other and stand by!

I don't know if I managed to have success with my purposes, (anyway it is only the beginning), but one thing is sure: I felt very good and I was very moved and honored to join TeamECPC !!! I am looking forward to the next race, Team ECPC!!!

Until then, I want to wish Marry Christmas to everybody and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!!!

Giorgos Kapetanakis

We thank Giorgios for having shared in such a warm and friendly way his experience with TeamECPC.

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