On the weekend of 10-11 September 2016, I am walking 100km non-stop from Putney Bridge in inner-west London to Henley in Oxfordshire via the Thames Path. The only time I'm going to stop is to eat and treat the inevitable blisters. All in all, I'm hoping it will take about 24 hours. Why would I do such a thing? Because I want to raise as much money as possible for cancer research and awareness.
That's where the good people at The Josh Carrick Foundation come in. The Josh Carrick Foundation aims to fund research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of testicular cancer for the advancement of health and to also provide funds for technological advances in cancer research. The foundation also wishes to help raise awareness of testicular cancer.
This year's event will be especially poignant as we will be setting out on what would have been Josh Carrick's 28th birthday.
Before succumbing to testicular cancer aged just 23, Josh was due to begin an exciting career at IBM, a company that has been central to the technological developments of the human race. Josh believed in the ability of science and technology to effect positive change and with this in mind, the foundation will inject funding directly into some of the most promising fields of research.
What I'm doing is going to be tough and #takesballs, but if you can spare some cash please donate to this very worthy cause. And guys, don't forget it #takesballs to check your balls!
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