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A CHARITY volunteer, battling cancer for the second time, is urging people to take part in a Birmingham fun run.

A CHARITY volunteer, battling cancer for the second time, is urging people to take part in a Birmingham fun run.

Harry Price, from Hall Green, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2010, and within eight days of the diagnosis had had two major operations, followed by chemotherapy. Things were looking good until the cancer returned earlier this year, and once again Harry is going through chemotherapy in the hope that further surgery will not be needed.

He said: “I have experienced the wonderful support Macmillan Cancer Support provide, and all of that has really encouraged me to give something back. I would say to anyone out there that can help – just walk, jog, or run the course, raise some sponsorship through friends and family, and help Macmillan provide incredible support for those like me, living with cancer.”

The Birmingham Mail Fun Run, in association with Birchfield Harriers and Macmillan Cancer Support, takes place on September 25, at Perry Barr’s Alexander Stadium, and will follow a course through Perry Park and the newly-redeveloped stadium, where the US Olympic team will prepare for next year’s Games.

Proceeds go towards Macmillan Cancer Support, and the Birmingham Mail Charity Fund.

Stuart Paul, vice chairman, promotions, at Birchfield Harriers, said: “It is a real honour to be organising this event for Macmillan, and I know that the money raised will make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer.”

The Fun Run costs £10 to enter, with eight to 15-year-olds free, if accompanied by a fee paying adult. As it is Macmillan’s Centenary year, the charity is hoping everyone can raise at least £100 in sponsorship – £1 for every year of Macmillan’s support for those living with cancer.

*?To register go to www.birchfieldharriers.net

 

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