woman to run London Marathon in memory of father
woman from Burnham-On-Sea is set to run the London Marathon for
charity in memory of her father.
Campbell is set to run the London Marathon next month to raise money
for Pancreatic Cancer UK after her father Malcolm Troy died of the
disease at the end of 2015.
Malcolm, who was also from Burnham-On-Sea, was diagnosed with Pancreatic
Cancer in May 2015, by which time the cancer had already become
so advanced it was untreatable. After a short and brutal battle
with the disease, he passed away in December 2015.
Charlotte told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "When we found out that
my Dad had Pancreatic Cancer, it was devastating for our family."
dad was only 59 and a very fit man. He ran the London Marathon twice,
ran multiple half marathons, climbed Everest, climbed Snowdon, regularly
did the Burnham triathlon and more."
I am delighted to have this incredible opportunity to follow in
his footsteps, while also raising raise money to fund vital research
to help fight this cruel and savage disease, which steals so many
lives and breaks so many hearts each year."
Pancreatic Cancer is the only major cancer with a five-year survival
rate in the single digits.
advancements in treating other major cancers, there is still no
early detection method for pancreatic cancer.
day, an estimated 1,006 people worldwide are diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer, and an estimated 985 die from it.
Charlotte added: "Running doesnt come particularly naturally
to me - I've only done one half marathon and this will be my first
full marathon attempt. I know my Dad would be so pleased that I'm
even attempting to do the marathon, so I am determined to do him
have raised over £2,500 so far for Pancreatic Cancer UK."
husband Rich will be coming with me on the day to support me and
I'm sure my family will be keeping an eye out on the TV at home."
Pancreatic Cancer UK works tirelessly to supporting those affected
by the disease, investing in research, lobbying for greater recognition
of pancreatic cancer, and being there for everyone involved in the
In December 2016, Charlotte and her family hosted a festive fundraiser
in Brent Knoll for Pancreatic Cancer UK, which successfully raised
£600, as featured here.
To sponsor her, see http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/marathonformalcolm.
Charlotte Campbell with her late father Malcolm Troy, who died of
Pancreatic Cancer at the end of 2015