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CANCER BEATER: Croxley man runs marathon after battle with testicular cancer

 Published on: 11th November 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Croxley man has spent this year fundraising for a cancer charity after having been diagnosed with the illness in January.

Paul Johnson had an orchidectomy in March after his testicular cancer diagnosis, followed by a short round of chemotherapy. Fortunately, he is now cancer-free.

The illness has made Paul determined to help raise awareness of forms of cancer that target men, specifically testicular, penile and prostate, and has been fundraising for charity Orchid to help do so.

He then organised a charity golf day at Batchwood Park in June, which had 60 men playing 18 holes of golf, along with a BBQ, raffle and auction. This raised an incredible £4, 275.

More recently, Paul ran the London Marathon as part of Orchid’s team in October, taking on a gruelling 26.2-mile race. He achieved a great finishing time of 4 hours and 39 minutes.

Altogether, Paul has managed to raise a truly outstanding £8,725 for charity.

Speaking about her brother’s achievements, his sister Louisa said: “I’m so, so proud of my brother.

“He’s not a runner at all, he started his training after his chemotherapy in April when he couldn’t even run 5k, so for him to run 26.2 miles in 4 hours 39 minutes is inspirational!”

To donate to Paul, visit his JustGiving page.

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