Ellon women’s run helps cancer charity

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Two Ellon friends have raised funds to fight the most common cancer in men.

Gemma Beedie and Glynis Buchan completed the Edinburgh Marathon to help Prostate Cancer UK fund research, offer support to men and deliver change for those affected by the killer disease.

The pair completed the course in 4hrs 5mins and have so far raised more than £1,000. The pair decided to run on behalf of the charity in support of Gemma’s father, who has previously been diagnosed with the disease.

Fiona Dunlop, Prostate Cancer UK’s Scotland fund-raising manager said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is predicted to be the most common cancer overall by 2030.

“We are absolutely determined to beat this disease, but this would not be possible without people like Gemma and Glynis.

“We are so grateful to them for this incredible effort. Every penny raised will be put to good use helping men with the disease today, and finding answers to beat the disease in the future.”

The organisation is running a ‘Men United v Prostate Cancer’ campaign, which uses the language of sport to engage men in the battle against the disease.