Upton Park stop off for cancer sufferer’s 500 mile walkathon
Determined David Annand will walk through Upton Park as part of a 500 mile walking challenge to beat prostate cancer.
David, 49, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June last year and he started walking the equivalent of London to Cardiff to Glasgow last month to raise awareness and funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity.
David, who works as a marketing manager near his home in Surrey, said: “At a relatively young age, I was diagnosed with prostate caner, which was only identified through a routine blood test.
“After undergoing therapy in November 2011, I felt driven to do something to raise awareness of the disease and also to riase some funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity to help further research into treating advanced prostate cancer.
“By walking 500 miles, in a series of walks over the next 12 months, fitting it in between a busy career, I hope I will help raise both awareness to a much wider audience and valuable funds for the great work this charity do.”
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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men, with one man in the UK dying every hour of the disease.
David will be walking through Upton Park on Saturday April 14 and he intends to complete his challenge in February 2013.
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To sponsor David, visit www.justgiving.com/david500miles and to find out more about the charity visit www.prostate-cancer.org.uk.