Our Marathon Runners: Lyndsay Kent
Lyndsay Kent, 23, from Cuxton, is taking on the 2018 London Marathon to help raise vital funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action, a charity very close to her heart.
Lyndsay started running in 2015 when she signed up to the Silverstone Half Marathon. She wanted to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action after she sadly lost her grandmother, June, to pancreatic cancer just two weeks after diagnosis.
Lyndsay says, “I lost my wonderful Nan to pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed, and we lost her so quickly because it wasn’t detected soon enough.
She was a fit and healthy lady, and there were no ‘tell-tale’ signs. All of this is for her.
We need to detect this ‘silent cancer’ earlier, so that we can defeat it! This life-saving research needs our support!”
Pancreatic Cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are so please that Lyndsay has chosen to support us by taking part in the London Marathon. We want to improve early diagnosis so that people like Lyndsay’s nan are diagnosed earlier.”
“Please back her in her fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”