You Ran the Month this January!
Thank you to everyone who took part in Run the Month: Marathon Edition this January. Together you’ve run hundreds of thousands of miles and raised over a million pounds to help beat prostate cancer. We can’t thank you enough.
If you’re still clocking up your miles, keep going! Your fundraising page will stay active throughout February, so you can still log your miles and ask people to sponsor you. It will stay open for donations until the end of April.
Run the Month: Marathon Edition is a virtual challenge for runners of all abilities. Thousands of runners start the new year afresh and challenge themselves to run 26.2 miles over the month of January to help beat prostate cancer - a disease affecting 1 in 8 men in the UK. That’s thousands of dads, grandads, partners, brothers, sons, uncles and mates.
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The money you raise by taking on Run the Month: Marathon Edition will support men like Barry and his family.
After seeing her father, Barry, cope with the devastation of a prostate cancer diagnosis, Kim and eighteen members of her family took on Run the Month: Marathon Edition last January.
“Dad was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2019 and because of Covid-19 his treatment was postponed until June 2020. I couldn’t even be there to support him during this time because of the lockdown, which was heart-wrenching.
“That’s why Run the Month: Marathon Edition was so important to me and the rest of my family. This challenge was the perfect opportunity to do something great together (even with three people living abroad!), get fit and support Dad. Some of us ran, some of us walked, some of us did multiple marathons during the month. Any way we chose to do the challenge, we knew we’d be helping Dad.
“Even though Dad’s doing better now, he’s still dealing with side effects of the treatment every single day. The money you raise will be helping to fund Prostate Cancer UK researchers to find improved treatments with less side effects and better ways to diagnose the disease in the first place, for other men like him.”