Thousands raised in Olympic Park memorial walk for father who died of brain tumour
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More than 100 people walked through the Olympic Park in memory of a 39-year-old father who died from a brain tumour.
David Hetherington, from Woodford Green, died in November 2016 from a glioblastoma – a highly aggressive form of brain tumour.
On Saturday, David’s friends, family and colleagues raised £4,000 in their three-mile memorial walk.
Walkers wore bright pink t-shirts, with the money they raised going towards the Brain Tumour Research Charity.
David’s wife, Shaz, said: “I’m delighted that the Walk of Hope was such a success and that so many people turned out to help us fundraise. Many of us are inspired by David’s memory but we are also walking in honour of the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer daily from this disease. We can’t sit back and let this situation continue.”
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David was diagnosed when his wife was 31 weeks pregnant with their first child, and he underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy. Shaz set up Power of David, a fundraising group to raise money for brain tumour research.
To donate visit justgiving.com/fundraising/power-of-david.
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