A date for the 2013 daREDevil run has been set! Join us on 8 November for the fifth daREDevil event and take a stand against cancer.
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Calling all daREDevils! We’re looking for inspirational stories to share with the world – be it your personal accounts of fighting cancer and coming out on top, or memorable moments you’ve experienced taking part in our daring Speedo run.
So far we’ve had a couple of great submissions from daREDevils, so please take the time to share yours with us! Check them out here.
The support shown by so many people across the country has been incREDible, and we can’t wait for next year’s run!
Torsten Koehler – teacher and testicular cancer survivor, CT:
“I remember how my learners Achim and Ronald arranged one of the nicest surprises for me while I was in hospital. Since visiting hours had already ended, they snuck in through the hospital kitchen to bring me a pizza. ‘Hospital muck can’t taste good,’ they grinned.
“One morning, during my chemotherapy, a boy who had testicular cancer came for a follow-up examination. The nurses made time to joke with him. After the examination, he left in high spirits because now he only had to come for bi-annual instead of quarterly checkups.
“When he had gone, one of the nurses said to me, ‘This boy is only twelve-years-old and he’s already been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but much worse than yours. He didn’t come for treatment early enough, but now he is well again.’
“I couldn’t believe it. Only twelve-years-old! I decided there and then that I would educate my learners about cancer when the opportunity arose.”