One in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. It’s a life changing diagnosis, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Throughout September Tracy has been raising money to help fund lifesaving research and support services for men and their families affected by the disease. The March the Month challenge saw Tracy undertake 11,000 steps each day to represent the number of men who lose their lives to the disease every year.
Tracy commented: “As a family we know only too well the devastating feeling when you are told a loved one has prostate cancer. I have learnt an awful lot in a short space of time about the varying stages of the disease and how it is tackled with different treatments.”
“As well as wanting to raise money to fund the continuing research and treatments, I also wanted to raise awareness so each day throughout September I donned my Prostate Cancer UK t-shirt and explored Reydon and Southwold. The first few days made everything seem very real and quite emotional, not something I expected.”
“The final day landed on the Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning and cake sale, I couldn’t have asked for better timing. I aimed to hit the final 11,000 target by lunchtime, so I could not only celebrate with my supportive colleagues in the office, but also eat cake to regain my energy levels!”
Tracy excelled herself and her final step total was 416,853 resulting in 164.7 miles walked and £940.16 raised.
All of the team at Durrants are incredibly proud of what Tracy has achieved and we will be matching her personal total to bring the final amount raised to £1880.32. Well done Tracy!