Miles for Meso Worthing raises awareness of mesothelioma

Angie Mackrell with her father, Steve Tuffill, three months before he died
Angie Mackrell with her father, Steve Tuffill, three months before he died

Miles for Meso is returning to Worthing for a second year and there are already twice as many people taking part as in the inaugural fun run and walk.

The aim is to raise awareness of mesothelioma, a cancer linked to exposure to asbestos, tying in with an event that was introduced in America in 2009.

This year’s event will be raising money for the Mavis Nye Foundation, which gives hope to victims of the terminal disease.

Organiser Angie Mackrell said: “I am the daughter of a great man, Steve Tuffill, who lost his life on January 31, 2017, to mesothelioma. I am on a mission to raise money and awareness of this horrible cancer.

“This year, I plan to smash last year’s total and raise £2000, and we are already at double participants than last year.

“The town crier will be starting the race and the lady from the foundation, who helps people with mesothelioma and also has mesothelioma, will not only be coming this year, she will be walking the 5k as well.”

People are asked to wear blue for the event on Saturday, September 22, starting at 10.30am at Steyne Gardens and following a circular route to George V Avenue and back.

Visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/angiemackrell1 for more information.

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