Our Marathon Runners: Paul Taplin
Paul Taplin, from Plumpton is taking on the Brighton Marathon to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action. Paul has already taken part in approximately 27 events this year already including mud runs and half marathons. So, Paul decided to go for the extra 13 miles this year to complete a full marathon.
Paul has no personal connection with pancreatic cancer but it’s one that he feels strongly about and has friends and family that suffer from cancer.
Paul says “the reason why I am running for Pancreatic Cancer Action is purely that I wish to raise money for a worthy charity. I am thankful that I can raise money for the charity for others.”
Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer. The survival rate is just 5% which is the lowest of any cancer.
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 delighted that Paul, already a committed fundraiser, is giving his time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action in such an incredible challenge.”
“We rely solely on donations from the public and thanks to people like Paul that we can continue our vital work. Please back him in his fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”