St Albans Half Marathon raises awareness of male cancers

The St Albans Half Marathon supports local charities by raising awareness and funds for organisations like WGCAF.

In 2006, Gary Jacques found out he had prostate cancer. Fortunately he was diagnosed early thanks to a leaflet his son brought home following a talk by testicular cancer charity Everyman at his school. The early diagnosis meant he got treatment early – and that saved his life. To raise awareness of the cause, Gary tackled the St Albans Half Marathon on Sunday, June 10 2012.

Gary said: “I only checked myself out because my son brought that leaflet home from Everyman. “If it wasn’t for their work I may not have caught it in time. “I’m really grateful to the charity and the work it does and now is a good time to give back to them.”


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