Bellahouston Road Runner Alan Moss has been tackling an important challenge in 2019, to take part in 44 races and runs through the year.
Alan explains why this number is significant:
I’m running 44 runs this year because 44 people die from cancer every day in Scotland, and this number has been growing in recent years. The challenge started in January and I have 4 runs to go. Of course it has included a few club events and the Bellas have been a great support.
There’s a great article about Alan’s challenge on the Worldwide Cancer Research website, and a full list of the runs on his fundraising page on virginmoneygiving.com.
Alan explains why he’s supporting this charity:
1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Everybody is affected by cancer. We’ve all seen loved ones suffer from this terrible disease. It’s vital to support more research and I’d like to do my bit.
Worldwide Cancer Research is a brilliant Scottish charity that has had a significant global impact. The charity has funded research projects that have helped twice as many people survive cancer after diagnosis. That means survival rates have doubled in the 40 years since its foundation.
With 44 people dying every day from cancer in Scotland alone, there is still so much work to be done. I’d like to do something to help our loved ones, in memory of those who lost their battle and for the growing number of people being diagnosed worldwide.