ONE man and his trusty dog are set to embark on a 11,000 steps a day challenge in March to help raise funds for UK Prostate Cancer.
Ian McKenzie, aged 67, from Lymm has already raised nearly £1,500 in just three days as he aims to walk 11,000 steps a day, every day in March, for UK Prostate Cancer. The 11,000 recognises the 11,000 men who die each year from “this awful beast”.
He started JustGiving page three days ago with a target of £750 and to his amazement, he achieved that in less than a day.
“I’ve now upped the target to £1500 and at the time of writing, I’m up to £1310. Hopefully, I’ll have to raise the target again. I’m a prostate cancer sufferer myself so completing the challenge is the least I can do. My standard poodle Percy has agreed to help his 67 years-old dad complete the challenge and we are raring to go!”
Ian added: “For this challenge, I have engaged the services of the world-renowned coach, tactician, physio, sports psychologist and “pull-me-uphill-as-needed”, Sir Percival Prancelot. Sir P will be involved in a goodly part of this endeavour – especially when my knee with the sausage-skin ligaments starts to complain.
“If you wish to support my effort, I am overwhelmingly grateful. However, the best support I could get is:
· If you haven’t had a PSA test, then go for one (I understand if you wish to wait until the Covid beast has been tamed)
· If you’ve had a test in the past but not for a few years, then go get another one.
· And ladies on this list, harangue your lesser half until he goes for his PSA test!
· ….and remember the test takes 5 mins; the only potential downside is that nurse will look at you and whisper “little prick” (in the arm)
I shall post updates for those who are interested in “Team Prancelots” progress.
Donations can be made via https://marchthemonth.prostatecanceruk.org/fundraising/geordie-exile-perambulates-for-prostate