Suneel took part in The Rutland Marathon on 27th September 2015. Looking back over the 13 years that his family have enjoyed since his father was first diagnosed with cancer of the colon and treated, was the trigger for Suneel to take on this challenge.
Suneel has chosen to fundraise for Pelican because of his father’s experience with colon cancer. The summary is from his father, in his own words.
“In the year 2000 (aged 52) I was diagnosed with cancer of the colon, fortunately very early stages, when I went for a check-up regarding my ‘piles’. I underwent major abdominal surgery and everything turned out okay. I spent the next 13 years working overseas and returned to the UK as a retired person in 2013.
Following the marathon, Suneel reported back that although the day was perfect for spectators, it was a little too warm for the runners and made the challenge seem all the greater.
Suneel raised a fantastic £1,196.73, plus gift aid – www.justgiving.com/suneelappan.
A massive thank you from everyone at Pelican.