Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. WE DID IT!
On Saturday, 23 September (just before my birthday) I’m raising money at my fourth Shine Full Marathon to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer sooner. This year I’m being joined by my friends Steven Day, David Pilgrim, Michael Lynch and Becky Condon. The Shine Walk is a night time marathon across London. We're going to light up Central London raising awareness and support for Cancer Research's life saving work.
My Dad, Malcolm and his Brother, my Uncle Vernon lost their fight against prostate cancer. Thursday, 28th would have been Dad's birthday. My Uncle Bob and his Brother Deryck lost their battles too; the list of family and friends that I'm Shining for gets longer every year.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with around 41,700 cases diagnosed every year. In the 1970s three in 10 men diagnosed with prostate cancer survived the disease for five years or more. Now more than eight in 10 do. But prostate cancer still claims around 10,800 lives a year. So it’s crucial that Cancer Research UK continue their work and find new ways to tackle the disease. But we can’t stop there...only with our continued support can they turn this research into breakthroughs that save millions of lives. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work.
There are so many wonderful causes, but please dig deep and sponsor me. Every pound you donate will help fund their life-saving work. If you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to tick the Gift Aid box when donating as this will increase your donation by at least 25% at no cost to you.
Each year Cancer Research UK’s scientists get closer to beating cancer, and they’ve helped double survival rates in the last 40 years. But we can’t stop there.
Only with our continued support can they turn this research into breakthroughs that save millions of lives. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now.
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It will be the memory of those loved ones we've lost, everyone fighting and surviving this disease that will spur us on and across the finish line.