Lineal IT Support engineer Kevin White is running four marathons during June in support of FORCE Cancer Charity and Breast Cancer Care.
To complete the challenge, he must run at least six kilometres every day throughout June, to exceed his one-marathon-a-week target.
Kevin decided to raise money for his chosen charities after wife Debbie, a nurse, was diagnosed with cancer herself twice during the past decade – and praised the support provided by FORCE cancer support centres across Devon.
The couple benefitted from counselling sessions, a breast-reconstruction support group, a course on life after cancer, pampering sessions and even travel insurance advice.
Debbie explained: “At the time I was first diagnosed there was nothing like this in North Devon. I found FORCE very helpful. At times it can feel like you are in the middle of nowhere not knowing where to turn. FORCE helped me to put things into perspective.”
Running under lockdown on a treadmill, Kevin’s progress is also logged in online exercise app ZWIFT – allowing him to run ‘virtually’ with other runners and cyclists around the World while shielding – and to stay motivated.
Kevin has returned to running himself as part of a recovery: shedding five stone in weight since 2018. His fundraising target for the June challenge is £250 – but he hopes to exceed this at a time when many local charities will be struggling to fundraise.
On behalf of the whole team at Lineal: well done Kevin – keep going!
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