Team Danny challenge themselves with the Cross Bay Walk

One of our community fundraisers tells us why he decides to take on a walk for us.

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Danny decided to take positive action against his disease. He banded together Team Danny so that they could raise funds for two charities together, taking part in the Cross Bay Walk. Cross Bay Walks are renowned for their historic value and are between six and eight miles, and are only possible at certain times of year. Danny took on this challenge with his family and raised an incredible amount for PCRC.

“I went for a PSA test after listening to Jeremy Vine and Dr Sara Jarvis talking about prostate cancer tests on the radio. They said all men over 55 should have a PSA test. I had no symptoms but took their advice; the blood test came back with a high reading.

In January 2019, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I’m now on monthly hormone injections. I was also sent to Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston. On my first appointment, I saw an advertisement for the Cross Bay Walk. This was something I always wanted to do, so I took up the challenge with my wife Brenda, my daughter Karen and her best friend Helen.

We formed team Danny, and we made a decision to get sponsors for Rosemere Cancer Centre and for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

In total we raised £2110, £840 of which was for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

This was my way of putting a little bit back for two very good causes, fighting to beat cancer.”

We are so appreciative of Team Danny and their hard work fundraising, and of course are proud of them for walking the challenge. If you want to take on some community fundraising for PCRC and help to fund our research, you can get in touch by emailing lward@pcr.org.uk or giving Lauren a call at 0203 735 5448.

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