Bromsgrove's Matthew Hawkins runs almost 400 miles in 100 days for Prostate Cancer Research - The Bromsgrove Standard
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9th Aug, 2022

Bromsgrove's Matthew Hawkins runs almost 400 miles in 100 days for Prostate Cancer Research

A TENACIOUS Bromsgrove man has raised more than £750 for Prostate Cancer Research after running almost 400 miles in 100 days.

Matthew Hawkins from Stoke Heath completed his challenge of running at least 5k every day for 100 days this week – often exceeding his daily target.

Among his runs were six 10k outings and a half-marathon.

He said: “Some days it has been a challenge and a struggle.

“But the support I have received and the money that has been donated to Prostate Cancer Research has been unbelievable and has motivated me to try to do my best, every single day.

“I might not have been the quickest, but I did it.”

Matthew is hoping to make £1,000.

Anyone who can help him reach his target should click here to visit his fund-raising page.

Prostate cancer is now the most diagnosed cancer in the UK and 11,500 men die from the disease every year.

Matthew took on his challenge after a close family member contracted it but luckily it was caught early enough and the treatment had a positive outcome.

“People affected by prostate cancer need breakthrough treatments, and research is the only way to turn this hope into reality,” added Matthew.

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