Cancer no barrier to Carl’s huge charity effort

Carl Humphries has run three half marathons in five weeks to raise money for charity, depsite battling prostate cancer.
Carl Humphries has run three half marathons in five weeks to raise money for charity, depsite battling prostate cancer.
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Completing three half marathons in five weeks is no mean feat, and it’s been even more of a challenge for Carl Humphries who has done so while battling prostate cancer.

Carl, a consultant cardiothoracic anaesthetist at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre in Blackpool, has done the Great North Run and Great Scottish Half Marathon, and completed his last run, the Birmingham Half Marathon, on Sunday.
The 50-year-old, from Lytham, who is being treated with a new hormone therapy drug called enzalutamide, said: “The treatment I am having for the cancer is slowing me down, but I got through them and I am hoping to do the London Marathon next year if I can.

“I’ve been told it’s an aggressive cancer, and to have been diagnosed at 49 was a bit of a shock so while I can I will do my best to raise money for great causes.”
Carl’s runs have raised money for the Anthony Nolan Trust and Prostate Cancer UK.

You can support Carl at www.virginmoneygiving.com/CarlHumphries.

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