I am nominating my sister - but i will carry the torch for her. Sadly my sister died last year after battling brain cancer for 3 years. She was so brave and such an inspiration. And far more an athlete than me! She was very excited about the olympics coming to London but sadly wont get to see the games. Since her death i've thrown all my energy at raising money for cancer research - in particular research into brain cancer. so far this year i've raised over £35,000 for this cause and continue to seek any opportunity to raise the profile of brain cancer. this is a cause very close to my heart as we've lost both my sister and my dad to brain tumours way too young. I'd love to carry the touch and give my family something positive to focus on.
brain cancer is particularly tough as the victim's personalities can change dramatically and surgery to remove the cancer can lead to terrible brain damage. it is a terrible way to lose your loved ones - you lose them twice effectively.
I really hope you consider this application - it will put a smile on a lot of people's faces