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26 JUL


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Ride in memory of late wife, Kay

UTTOXETER dentist, Alun Kerslake is set to cycle 100 miles in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey this Sunday, raising money for the charity, Breast Cancer Now.
The 62-year-old will take on the cycling challenge in memory of his wife, Kay, who sadly passed away from breast cancer in November 2016.
The money raised will go towards the ground-breaking breast cancer research conducted by the charity.
Kay was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in March 2012 and underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.
In November 2013, the cancer returned and spread and sadly, Kay died three years later after further treatment was deemed unsuccessful.
Alun also knows first-hand what it’s like to experience a cancer diagnosis, as he himself was diagnosed with bowel cancer in October 2012, just months after Kay’s first breast cancer diagnosis.
The couple went through chemotherapy together, and supported each other throughout their treatments.
They were married for 30 years.
Alun is now well and keeping himself incredibly fit, training hard for the 100 mile challenge which sees riders cycle from London’s Olympic Park to Surrey, and then back to London, finishing on The Mall in central London.
Alun said: “This will be the furthest I’ve ever cycled, 100 miles is a daunting prospect, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge.
“I’ve been on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis, as well as looking after Kay when she went through her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, so these days I don’t want to sit around.
“Life is for living and I want to make the most of everything.
“I’m raising money for Breast Cancer Now because I want to help fund life-saving research.
“I’m doing it for Kay, for women who are at risk of developing breast cancer, and those currently undergoing treatment.
“Whatever I can do to stop breast cancer occurring, reduce the incidence rate, or increase life expectancy, I will gladly do!”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, and today alone more than 30 women will die from the disease.

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