A local man has gone Dutch to raise money for a leading mouth cancer charity. For 25 year-old William Howes from Howden, the Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday 20 October is a chance to raise valuable awareness and funds for Mouth Cancer Action Month, after the disease claimed the life of his uncle in May this year.
The gruelling 26.2 mile course will start and finish in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium. Having previously run the Istanbul Marathon last November, William is ‘training hard and preparing well’ for this year’s event against the backdrop of a difficult year.
Mouth cancer campaigners the British Dental Health Foundation raise awareness of the disease through Mouth Cancer Action Month, taking place throughout November. With cases increasing annually, William’s experience is becoming all too frequent.
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