Veteran marathon walker Dave Wilson has turned a personal battle against prostate cancer into a world wide fundraising campaign in aid of cancer research.
The very fit 72 year old Englishman, was diagnosed with prostate cancer about two years ago but was delighted to report recently that since then his PSA levels have continued to recede to a low level and that he now “feels great”.
“I was treated for my cancer in England as it’s where I live, although I usually spend much of the English winter in Melbourne with my daughter, son-in-law & grandchildren” he said recently.
Dave said after finding out he had developed cancer he decided he was going to attempt an exhausting five month, 2,400 mile sponsored walk across England for cancer research.
“I have a considerable number of friends and acquaintances in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and France as I spent time in these countries. So I decided to support cancer research charities in Australia, UK and NZ,” he said before the event.
He then urged his many supporters ‘downunder’ to ‘support the ACRF’.
Dave signDave’s Big Walk began at Brighton Pier on 3rd May. On the massive trek which finished on October 10, he was supported by his loyal and loving son Rob who sacrificed five months of his life to be his Dad’s support vehicle driver, cook and bottle washer
After finishing the event Wilson said “On the last day I walked 26.5 miles (42.7 Km) and was joined by around 40 supporters who accompanied me on the final 12 mile leg. It was a wonderful way to finish”.
During this period he said he received very positive radio, press and TV coverage in the UK.
Well-done Dave from your many fans at the ACRF “downunder”.