Running to help cancer charity

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A MAN who lost his father to cancer is running the Torremolinos half marathon to raise money for the charity that eased his dad’s dying days.

Keith Spitalnick’s father, Stanley, passed away in St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK in 2010.  When he feels low for his sad loss he always remembers with affection British charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 40 year old from La Cala de Mijas, told the Euro Weekly News: “Macmillan nurses really helped our family through what was a very difficult period. They gave so much time, love and support and I wanted to give something back.

“Being a keen amateur runner, when a friend of mine mentioned the Torremolinos half marathon it seemed the ideal opportunity to take part in a race and raise funds for a very worthy cause at the same time.”

He set a target of £1,000 (€1,208) and so far has raised £611 (€738).  Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/keith-Spitalnick

The fun race, just over 21 kilometres long, will take place on Sunday, February 3 at 10 am.

Keith said Macmillan didn’t only give practical support by giving a lift to hospital or sending a carer, but most importantly, emotional support.  They listened, advised and cared about him.  They were there for him when he needed it.

He said: “Their ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. They certainly inspired me.”

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