Run the Month this January
Run the Month: Marathon Edition is a virtual challenge for runners everywhere of all abilities. Throughout January, run 26.2 miles your way, whether it’s a mile at a time or two half marathons throughout the month. Sign up and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support services for men and their families affected by prostate cancer - the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.
Take on the challenge alone or in a team. Track and share your progress using Strava. Watch the miles build up and the donations rush in. Whether you’ve recently completed Couch to 5K or have dug out your trainers for lockdown, Run the Month this January and help save men’s lives.
The funds you raise by taking part in Run the Month: Marathon Edition will allow men like John to keep on running with his partner Caroline, and spend time with family and friends.
“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer just over two years ago. Luckily the cancer wasn’t too far advanced, and I was offered a choice of treatments. It’s always good to have options, but I didn’t understand the risks and rewards or the pros and cons of each one. Me and Caroline were struggling to make such a life changing decision within a matter of weeks.
“This is where Prostate Cancer UK came to the rescue. We found their online resources to be such a help, and speaking to a Specialist Nurse was a turning point for us. The nurse listened, explained, and checked we had understood. She treated us as a couple, in acknowledgement of the impact prostate cancer has on men and their partners too. This enabled us to think with clarity and the relief was huge.
“The money you raise money will allow Prostate Cancer UK to continue to support men, their wives, partners and families, and to help fund research to stop prostate cancer being a killer.”