Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Moose on the go

Firstly, my apologies, I'm not sure if this post is ethical within the blogging world but it seems to me like a worthy thing to blog about.

So here goes, in his words...

Dad died in 1991. Cancer of the oesophogus (wind pipe) took him away in just 12 months. Dad was 45 at the time. Survival rates were just 2%. He didn't really have a chance. Today, it is Britain's sixth biggest cancer. The 5-year survival rate is still just 8%. More research will be needed if other people's dads do stand a chance.

Mark "moose" Twigg had decided to raise £100,000 to fund research. It might take ten years. It might take twenty. I will just have to keep walking, running and cycling until we get there.

Moose has been on the run for 12 years - half-marathons, marathons and now double-marathons (52 miles from London-Brighton on 4th July 2009).

It all starts again on 5th September with a new challenge: a 1,200 km bike ride from London to Nice in the South of France heading through Paris and Lyon on the way. I am guessing this is going to hurt so please do help me to make it worth the pain.


Much love m x


Being Brazen said...

Wow, that will be some long bike ride. So awesome that he is doing this

un-bride said...

This is wonderful. Good luck to him!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

It's a wonderful post, and a great mission. I wish him the best of luck!