On Saturday 22nd, I'll be taking part in a '24 hour' relay race in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The notion of a 24 hour race may remind you of such literary and televisual classics as Stephen King's The Long Walk and 24. Unfortunately, this is nothing like that, because:
1) I won't get shot if I stop walking
2) Unlike Jack Bauer, I do get to have some sleep
In fact, it's not 24 hours after all - it's runs from 3pm on Saturday to 10am on Sunday - and there'll be ten or fifteen other people taking turns to walk or run. I suspect that most of them will walk. However, I can tell you now that I will run during the entire time I'm on the track. That's right, you'll get your money's worth.
But seriously, it will be a challenge running for so long around the clock. It is for a good cause - cancer affects millions of people every year, and it is treatable. In time, given sufficient research, it'll be curable. Cancer Research UK is unique in being completely publicly funded, and last year it spent £250 million on basic research. I've met some of the scientists they support, and believe me, they aren't doing it for the money. They're doing it because it's important.
So, please help out and donate!
£5 Limited Edition Special Offer
If you donate £5 or more, you will receive an exclusive online photo of me holding up a piece of paper with your name on it (or short message of choice) during the race. For sure, it'll be a memento to show the grandchildren - you'll be able to say, "Yes, I knew Adrian before he became El Presidente of the Martian Dominions."
£10 Super-Incredible-Limited Edition Exclusive Offer
If you donate £10 or more, you'll get something even better. I'm not sure what it is yet, but it'll be very cool. Really, the suspense is worth it alone.
Adrian Hon's Fundraising Page
Fundraising for Cancer Research UK
We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner
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