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Kevin Webber

Kevin's 100 degrees of separation, Arctic to the Sahara with T4 cancer

Racing 350 Arctic miles then 250k in the Sahara for PROSTATE CANCER UK because I have incurable advanced prostate cancer

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PROSTATE CANCER UK

We support men, find answers & lead change to help more men survive prostate cancer

Charity Registration No. 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In November 2014 aged 49 I was given the news that I have effectively terminal prostate cancer and may only live as short as two years.

After the initial shock and emotion I came to realise that what life I still have is there for living. In the time that I have I believe that I have a duty to create the best memories I can for my family and friends whilst doing all I can to raise awareness and money from Prostate Cancer UK. This is so that my sons, brother, nephew, friends, colleagues your sons, fathers, brothers, you and the ladies who support you in any way do not have to go through or witness a man dying of this indiscriminate disease.

So for 2018, I have set myself a challenge of completing the Likeys Yukon 6633 Ultra, 350 miles non stop pulling a sledge across the Arctic in temperatures below -50c and then 2 weeks later to the Sahara to compete in the Marathon Des Sables for a third time. That's another 250k carrying all your supplies for the week on your back where the temperature exceeds 50c (hence the 100 degrees of separation).

I don't believe that this has ever been done before by someone with T4 cancer and whilst my health may mean that I don't make either start line or am unable to finish I do believe that everyone should push themselves in life and never give up unless the task becomes literally impossible. That does of course mean that if I cant complete you may end up "Just Giving" but trust that you will believe that if its humanly possible for me to do it , I will.

I have already had a year longer in my life than I expected 3 years ago thanks to research and improvements in cancer medicine and hope that you feel able to fund and accelerate further research stopping prostate cancer being a killer forever.

I have paid all my costs to these events so everything that you donate will go to Prostate Cancer UK. 

1 in 8 men in the UK will get prostate cancer, its the biggest male cancer and a man dies every 45 minutes of it. Prostate cancer wont stop being a killer unless we all help make it so.

Thank you

Kev

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  • Arctic ready!
  • The closest I can get to a sledge for now
  • Chemo room, great fun....Not! +3

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