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Prostate cancer survivor to walk the Camino de Santiago to Spain


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A man who has survived prostate cancer is aiming to walk a thousand kilometres across Europe to raise money for research into the disease.

Adrian McCurry from Quarry Hill Road, Tonbridge, aims to walk from France into Spain along the Camino de Santiago.

Adrian McCurry, charity walker for prostate cancer
Adrian McCurry, charity walker for prostate cancer

Mr McCurry was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago, but he was lucky, early diagnosis and treatment led to a successful outcome.

He said: "When I mentioned to my oncologist that I was planning to celebrate my 74th birthday by walking along the Camino, she was flabbergasted at first - but then asked me to do it in support of Prostate Cancer UK. I could hardly refuse!

Mr McCurry is starting his walk at St Jean near Biarritz on May 15 and expects to reach his destination, Santiago, on his birthday, June 14.

Then he is carrying on to Cape Finisterre.

The retired MD of a recruitment business, he is self-financing the trip and planning to stay in pilgrims' hostels along the way.

'I hope to encourage other men to get their symptoms checked'

In the meantime, he has set up a JustGiving page which has already raised over £3,600 for Prostate Cancer UK.

He said: "As well the fund-raising I hope my walk might raise awareness of the diseases and encourage other men to get any symptoms checked and to get the treatment they need."

You can visit his page here.

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