Double challenge raises money for cancer charity

Dr Ian Holt (School of Healthcare) is raising funds for, and hoping to increase awareness of, male cancer by running the London Marathon in April and swimming the Channel in July.

Male Cancer Awareness week is April 11-17 and every year over 37,000 men will be diagnosed with testicular, prostate or penile cancer. Yet given the figures there is still limited knowledge of these cancers amongst the general public. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment can make a difference, helping to increase survival rates and ultimately save men's lives.

Ian said: "I started this endurance challenge in summer 2010 with my sons - aged 12 and 15 - when we cycled 150 miles coast to coast across north England. I have been training for the London marathon in April and building my swimming endurance to achieve a Dover to France swim of 22 to 28 miles in July.  My monthly average is 24 hours swimming and 120 miles running, plus cycling and rowing to keep fit.

"Many colleagues have made donations which both helps the charity and motivates me at 6am facing a two hour swim on a cold lonely beach!"

Please visit Ian's website to donate money and help fight male cancer in teenagers and men.


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