Published on: 10/06/2011 07:38 PMReported by: roving-eye
They set off from Widnes at 6.20 am and arrived in Southport at 2.20 pm outside Leo's Bar.The walk was to raise money for their friend Mark Gorry who died from testicular cancer in 2009.
Some sore feet.
Todays walk raised almost £5000.
The Mark Gorry Foundation, a Testicular Cancer charity, was set up by Mark Gorry during his fierce battle with Testicular Cancer in 2009. Throughout all the emotion, the turmoil and the symptoms, Mark began to generate an idea of setting up a foundation to support those who helped him through his illness; a foundation that would positively impact the treatment of Cancer in the future as well as work at raising awareness amongst young men of the symptoms of Testicular Cancer. Due to the late detection of his disease, Mark's personal goal was to start a movement, which encouraged men to 'stay on the ball'; he wanted other men to be informed of Testicular Cancer symptoms, promoting early detection.
As the months went on, Mark began to ask more questions of those in the know and when his condition unfortunately became terminal in September 2009, he grew more determined to see his vision created and it was a hugely emotional day when he attended the first 'MGF' event. Mark's spirit, his focus and his huge personality form the basis of what this foundation is all about and we are all looking forward to driving Mark's dreams forward, making his aspirations a reality!
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