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Alec McEachran

Alec's Ironman Staffordshire 70.3

Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support

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  • Event: Ironman Staffordshire 70.3, 12 Jun 2016

Macmillan Cancer Support

We know cancer affects everything and exist to help you live your life.

Charity Registration No. 261017

Story

My dad Alan has survived late-stage Thyroid Cancer since 2007, though has been back in hospital in 2015 for a total laryngectomy. My mum Pat was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2013. My father-in-law Willie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2014. My cousin Ellie has survived Myeloma since 2014. We are an average family, luckier than many.

The Ironman 70.3 will be the hardest endurance event that I have ever attempted. In summer 2013, 210 lb (15 stone), overweight from too many Mission Burritos and long hours working at tech startups in San Francisco, I decided to make some changes. Over the last three and a half years, first through cycling, then swimming, then more recently running, I'm more than 30lb lighter, and fitter than I have ever been.

The Ironman 70.3 (the 'half Ironman') is my way of pushing myself, and at the same time giving back to a charity that has helped and supported so many people and families like mine through difficult times.

I am also very lucky. I now work as a Software Engineer for Google. They will match every pound or dollar that you sponsor me, up to $6000. So for every penny you can afford to give, Macmillan will receive two. Please help me raise as much money for Macmillan as I can. Thank you.

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