Bury St Edmunds man Darren Moffat running Virgin Money London Marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support
This time last year Darren Moffat was being treated at West Suffolk Hospital for Hodgkin lymphoma and receiving help from Macmillan Cancer Support.
Now the 33-year-old father-of-two from Bury St Edmunds is preparing to run the Virgin Money London Marathon for the charity to say thank you.
He said: “All of the Macmillan specialists I met were amazing and in particularly those at the information centre who gave me the confidence to explain what was happening to my 11 and nine-year-old daughters after my diagnosis in January 2018.”
The site manager is a former rugby player and thought when he started losing weight at the end of 2017 that his gym work was paying off.
However, he became concerned when he discovered a lump on his neck. After further lumps appeared a biopsy diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare cancer that develops and spreads through the body’s blood vessels.
He is now in recovery but knows the marathon on Sunday, April 28, is going to be tough.
“I’m definitely not 100 per cent and I suppose didn’t want to admit that,” he said on his training process.
“I do know that however long it takes me I will complete the marathon.”
Darren wants to raise £2,500 for Macmillan. To sponsor his effort, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DarrenMoffat