Thanks to your amazing support we have managed to raise just over £56,000 in total which will hopefully go some way to helping the Christie hospital continue to treat patients such as Gary and my Dad;and develop the treatment techniques and diagnostic strategies of tomorrow.
This year in return for your sponsorship i completed the Manchester 10K run in a time of 46 minutes, cycled Coast to Coast (a distance of 140 miles over 3 days) and also competed in the Great manchester Cycle completing a 26 mile circuit of the city in just over 90minutes.
It was a tough but rewarding few weeks which i loved every minute of.
Last year i chose the Christie as it was where my former colleague and Liverpool player Gary Ablett was receiving treatment for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Gary lost his fight with the disease on January 2nd 2012.
Unfortunately, my Dad has now been diagnosed with a similar form of Cancer and is currently undergoing treatment at the same hospital (often from the same nurses and specialists who treated Gary). Thankfully his Chemotherapy was successful and at the start of June he was told that his Cancer was in remission.
Some of the funds raised will go directly to fund research into stomach cancers via @chrisedfund. A fund set up in memory of chris edwards who sadly passed away in 2010. His wife Jo has raised £43,000 and aims to raise £50,000 by March 2013.